AN IMPORTANT WORD ABOUT ABSENTEE BALLOTS
An article from August 3 titled “More Wisconsinites Are Voting Absentee, But Many Have Been Unsuccessful,” wiscontext.org, illustrates the importance of filling out absentee ballots correctly. According to the article, more than 23,000 absentee ballots were rejected in the April 7 election in Wisconsin. In Cedarburg alone 209 absentee ballots were not accepted.
The main reason for the rejections was that the information on the ballot envelope was incomplete. In our state 13,834 ballots were rejected for this reason in April.
The take away: Make certain to fill out the 3 yellow sections on the ballot envelope correctly.
In the top section, sign your name and put in the date
In the next section, have an adult US citizen sign as a witness
Below the witness signature, the witness must put in their address
Nationally, more than 300,000 absentee ballots were rejected in the 2016 presidential election. With the importance of the upcoming 2020 presidential election, pass the word to family and friends about filling out the absentee ballots correctly. Read the instructions carefully and pay particular attention to filling in the required information on the absentee ballot envelope. Make certain your vote will count!
DROP BOXES FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS – OZAUKEE COUNTY
CEDARBURG – to the left of the side door to City Hall. A mail slot.
GRAFTON – in the Parking Lot of Village Hall, 860 Badger Circle, Grafton. Will have one located at the polling location on Election Day, Grace Lutheran Church, 715 6th Ave, Grafton
MEQUON – to the left of City Hall doors
PORT WASHINGTON – There are 2: During office hours, 7:30 am-4:30 pm the drop box is inside the front entrance to the atrium. After office hours it is located behind the building, outside, a yellow box on the wall next to the back door.
THIENSVILLE - at Village Hall next to the front doors
For the location of drop boxes in other communities not listed above, contact your municipal clerk. Check myvote.wi.gov for the name of your clerk and contact information.
Clerks must receive all absentee ballots by 8 pm on Election Day. Return yours early!