Upcoming Election Dates
April 2, 2013 - Spring Election
Wards 1, 2, 3 & 4
N31 W23320 Green Road
Wards 5, 6 & 7
New Vision Brethren in Christ Church
N14 W27995 Silvernail Road
Wards 8, 9 & 10
Pewaukee City Hall
W240 N3065 Pewaukee Road
Visit the "Voter Information Center" page of the State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website. (Click Here)
Poll WorkersWe are always looking for additional people who would be willing to work at the polls. If you are interested, please contact Ami Hurd, Deputy Clerk, at (262) 691-0770 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Register to Vote:
The federal "Help American Vote Act of 2002" requires any person registering to vote to supply his or her Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued driver's license number.
Electors who have not been issued a Wisconsin driver's license must provide the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number OR their Wisconsin state ID card number.
If the elector does not have a current valid Wisconsin driver’s license, Wisconsin state ID card, or Social Security Number, the applicant may indicate this by filling in the appropriate circle on the Voter Registration Application form. (Box 2 on Form GAB-131).
THE REGISTRATION CANNOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL THE ELECTOR PROVIDES THIS INFORMATION.
If the voter has a current, valid Wisconsin driver’s license but does not know the number and did not bring it to the polling place, poll workers must allow the voter to vote by provisional ballot. (Note: the voter CANNOT use the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number if he or she has been issued a Wisconsin driver’s license). The provisional ballot will not be counted until the voter either:
a) brings his or her driver’s license number to his or her polling place before the polls close at 8:00 pm on Election Day; or
b) transmits (via fax, email, telephone call or personal visit) his or her driver’s license number to the municipal clerk before 4:00 pm on the Friday after the election.
Anyone wishing to vote in the state of Wisconsin has three options to register:
1. BY MAIL: Download the Voter Registration Application (GAB-131), complete the form, and mail it to the municipal clerk's office. The application must be postmarked no later than the 20th day (3rd Wednesday) before the election.
PLEASE NOTE: State and federal law now requires that any first-time voter submitting a registration application by mail provide a copy of an acceptable identifying document that provides proof of residence. (A “first-time voter” is an individual who has not voted in an election in Wisconsin.) Acceptable forms of proof of residence are outlined below. Please note that first-time voters registering by mail may not use a residential lease as proof of residence. The copy of the form of proof of residence must be included when submitting the registration application. If a copy of proof of residence is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued a ballot at the polling place or before being issued an absentee ballot in the municipal clerk’s office.
2. IN PERSON: Register in the municipal clerk's office up to 5:00 PM or the close of business whichever is later on the Friday before the election. Note: After the BY MAIL deadline, an elector registering in person in the clerk's office is required to present acceptable proof of residence as outlined below.
3. AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY: If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you reside at your present location. For purposes of voter registration, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include:
a.) A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
b.) A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.
PROOF OF RESIDENCE
The following constitute acceptable Proof-of-Residence if the document contains your current name and address and is valid on Election Day (unless otherwise indicated):
1. A current and valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
2. A current and valid Wisconsin identification card.
3. Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
4. Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
5. A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
6. A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (NOT for first-time voters registering by mail).
7. A university, college or technical institute identification card (must include photo), ONLY if the bearer provides a fee receipt dated within the last nine months or the institution provides a certified housing list to the municipal clerk
8. A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
9. Bank statement.
11. A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
UPDATING VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
If you move your residence or change your name, you are required to update your voter registration information. This is done by filling out the Voter Registration Application (GAB-131) and sending it to your local municipal clerk's office.
How to apply for an Absentee Ballot
If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.
Request by Mail
Download and complete the Application for Absentee Ballot (GAB-121) and mail it to the City Clerk at W240 N3065 Pewaukee Road - Pewaukee, WI 53072. The application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.
Request by E-Mail or Fax
A voter may request that a ballot be sent to them by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or fax to (262) 691-0770. Before the ballot can be counted on election day, the municipal clerk must have received a request from the voter with an original signature. (Print your emailed request, sign it, and return it with you ballot, but outside the certified ballot envelope.) This request should be made no later than 5:00 p. m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.
In-Person at your Municipal Clerk's Office
This can be done up until 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election. Please check with your municipal clerk for regular office hours. If you apply for an absentee ballot at your municipal clerk's office, you must vote immediately, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to a member of the clerk's staff. No ballots may e taken from the clerk's office.
Instructions for Completing Absentee Ballot
Uniform instructions for absentee voters: Click Here
Deadline for Returning Ballot: The completed ballot must be postmarked no later than the day of the election and be received in the municipal clerk's office no later than Friday the week of the election so that the results can be canvassed.
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