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Upcoming Elections and Voter Information
Spring General Election: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Polls Open 7AM - 8PM
Early Voting is from March 19th to March 30th, learn more at https://myvote.wi.gov
On the ballot: Wisconsin Supreme Court; Court of Appeals District 4; Iowa County Board; various local mayors, councils or boards and a WI State Constitutional question about eliminating the position of state treasurer.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Candidates:
Court of Appeals Judge District 4: JoAnne F. Kloppenburg
Iowa County Board - find District Maps by clicking here.
District 1 - Arena Town Ward 1 and Arena Village: Douglas Richter(i)
District 2 - Arena Town Ward 2: Steve Deal and Jim Wenzler
District 3 - Pulaski Town Ward 1, Avoca Village & Muscoda Village Ward 3: Mark P. Storti
District 4 - Clyde Town Ward 1, Dodgeville Town Ward 2, Highland Town Ward 2 & Wyoming Town Ward 1: Daniel Nankee(i)
District 5 - Highland Town Ward 1 & Highland Village: Ron Benish(i)
District 6 - Dodgeville Town Ward 1, Mineral Point Town Ward 2 & Dodgeville City Ward 10: David Gollon(i)
District 7 - Dodgeville Town Ward 3, Ridgeway Town Ward 2, Wyoming Town Ward 2 & Dodgeville City Ward 9: Curt Peterson(i)
District 8 - Dodgeville City Ward 1 & 2: Joan W. Davis
District 9 - Dodgeville City Wards 3 & 4: Alex Ray (registered write-in)
District 10 - Dodgeville City Wards 5 & 6: Bruce Haag (registered write-in)
District 11 - Dodgeville City Wards 7 & 8: James Griffiths (registered write-in) and Britan Grimmer (registered write-in)
District 12 - Barneveld Village Ward 1: Thomas G. Forbes(i)
District 13 - Moscow Town Ward 1, Waldwick Town Ward 1, Blanchardville Village Ward 2 & Hollandale Village: Greg Parman(i) and Richard G. Rolfsmeyer
District 14 - Brigham Town Ward 2, Moscow Town Ward 2 & Barneveld Village Ward 2: John M. Meyers(i)
District 15 - Brigham Town Ward 1, Ridgeway Town Ward 1 & Ridgeway Village: Bruce Paull(i)
District 16 - Mineral Point Town Ward 1, Waldwick Town Ward 2 & Mineral Point City Wards 3 & 5: Jeremy Meek(i)
District 17 - Mineral Point City Wards 1 & 4: Judy Lindholm(i)
District 18 - Mineral Point City Wards 2 & 6: Justin O'Brien
District 19 - Eden Town, Linden Town Ward 2, Mifflin Town Ward 2, Cobb Village & Montfort Village Ward 2: Don Leix and Laura Daniels
District 20 - Dodgeville Town Ward 4, Linden Town Ward 1 & Linden Village: Alan Jewell (registered write-in)
District 21 - Linden Town Ward 3, Mifflin Town Ward 1, Livingston Village Ward 2 & Rewey Village: Kevin Butteris
See your sample ballot at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/previewmyballot
The Fall Election dates are Primary: August 14 and General: November 6, 2018 for Governor and Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, U.S. Senator, Representative in Congress, State Senator (odd-numbered districts), Representatives to the Assembly (all districts), and County offices of Sheriff, Clerk of Circuit Court and Coroner (where applicable).
New Free State ID Card Policy for People without Birth Certificates
The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a new policy to help people get a free state ID card, click here to learn more.
Where to Vote
The State of Wisconsin has updated their website for checking your voting status. It can now be found at: https://myvote.wi.gov/. There, you can see where to vote and what your sample ballot will look like by simply putting in your address. You can also enter your name and see if you are registered to vote.
Voter Photo ID in Wisconsin
The U.S. Supreme Court on Mar. 23, 2015 cleared the way for enforcement of Wisconsin’s voter ID law. If you want to be issued a ballot so you can vote, then you must provide "Proof of Identity" or POI. Acceptable proof of identity can be found by clicking here. If you are not registered to vote, then you will both Proof of Identity and "Proof of Residency" or POR. Acceptable proof of residency can be found by clicking here. For more information about this please go to the Wisconsin Elections Commission webiste.
Voting Early or Absentee
Request an Absentee Ballot
Click here to learn about requesting an Absentee Ballot. This can all be done by mail or you can contact your town, village or city clerk’s office during office hours. If you live in a town, contact your town clerk via phone to set up an appointment to vote. Don’t know who your clerk is? Go to https://myvote.wi.gov/ . Enter your name and date of birth, and at the bottom of the page that comes up you will find contact information for your municipal clerk.
Vote Early in Person at the Clerk’s Office
Absentee voting in the clerk’s office is now restricted to the two weeks before an election. Absentee voting ends at the close of business the Friday before the election. The new law prohibits absentee voting and voter registration the Saturday, Sunday or Monday before an election. To vote early go to your town, village or city clerk’s office during office hours or contact your town clerk via phone to set up an appointment to vote.
Voter Registration Changes
If you have not registered to vote, you are encouraged to register now!
You can register to vote up until the Friday before the election or on Election Day. You must reside at your address for 28 consecutive days to be eligible to vote, and you may no longer use a corroborating witness as proof of residence. Proof of residence is required when registering less than 20 days before an election, on Election Day, and for first time Wisconsin voters registering by mail. For more information on acceptable proof of residence documents contact your local municipal clerk.
Learn More about the Candidates
A good resource for learning more about the candidates running on a statewide basis is Wisconsin Vote a service of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio.
LOOKING FOR THE TRUTH about controversial political ads or claims?
Check out POLITIFACT WISCONSIN which is a nonpartisan fact-checking website that focuses on truth-telling in Wisconsin politics. FactCheck.org provides invaluable information on the national political scene. For Internet Rumors: See FactCheck Viral Spiral at http://factcheck.org/hot-topics/ or Snopes at http://www.snopes.com/politics/politics.asp
Interested in running for Office Yourself?
The Wisconsin Election Commission has information about what it takes to get your name on the ballot. Click here to go to their site and learn more.
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWV) is another resource you can go turn to for information about what it takes to run for an office. Here is a link to their website.