VOTERS ENCOURAGED TO VOTE ABSENTEE FOR APRIL 7TH ELECTION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
March 15, 2020 Kristen Jacobson, Clerk-Treasurer
Voters Encouraged to Vote Absentee for April 7 Election
[HORICON, DODGE COUNTY WI] – Because of the COVID-19, voters in Horicon are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.
Polls will be open for those who need them on Election Day from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Acting by Wednesday, March 18, is especially important for anyone who needs to register. You can check your registration status at https://myvote.wi.gov, click on “My Voter Info.”
How to Register to Vote by the Deadline
Online voter registration is available at https://myvote.wi.gov.
People with a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card whose address is current with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation can complete their online registration immediately. People who need to update their address with DOT can accomplish that online and complete their online registration.
People without a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card can fill out the voter registration form online, then print it, sign it and mail it to their municipal clerk’s office along with a proof-of residence document.
Blank voter registration forms are also available at the clerk’s office, 404 E. Lake Street during these hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Remember, the deadline to register online or by mail is Wednesday, March 18.
Voters who miss the deadline may also register in their municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election, April 3 or at the polls on election day.
How to Request an Absentee Ballot
There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is at MyVote Wisconsin, https://myvote.wi.gov.
Just look for the “Vote Absentee” button near the top of the page. On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the website. There is a three-step process that starts with putting in your name and date of birth, followed by requesting your ballot. If you don’t already have a photo ID on file with your clerk’s office, you can upload a copy. Mobile phone users can take a picture and upload it to MyVote. Absentee ballot requests submitted this way go directly to the clerk’s office, and you can track your ballot by returning to the website.
Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID. If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.
Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they may have difficulty getting to the polls for reason of age, illness, infirmity, or disability are not required to provide a photo ID. Voters in care facilities can have a representative of the facility confirm the resident’s identity instead of providing a photo ID. More information on photo ID and exemptions can be found at bringit.wi.gov.
The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, April 2.
Your absentee ballot must be received in your clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day.