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VOTER REGISTRATION

Curbside Voting

In accordance with Wisconsin State Statute section 6.82(1) (PDF), electors unable to enter the polling place as a result of disability can request assistance in voting at the entrance:

  • If an elector is driven to the polls, the driver can enter the polling location and request curbside voting on behalf of the voter.
  • If an elector is arriving by oneself, the voter needs to notify the Clerk's office in advance of the intended time of arrival so that Election Officials are ready to provide curbside voting.

Upon notice of the need for curbside voting and arrival of the elector:

  • An announcement is made at the Polling Location.
  • Two Election Officials at the polling location (on election day) or Clerk's Staff at the Clerk's office (for absentee voting) will take the elector a ballot, certificate, and ballot pen.
  • The certificate is sealed, signed, and returned.
  • A final announcement is made stating the elector's name who, "as a result of disability, is unable to enter the polling place without assistance...Does anyone object to the reception of this ballot?"
  • Without objections, the ballot is counted.

Braille Ballots

If an elector needs a Braille ballot, the voter should notify the Clerk's office at least 1 week in advance.  One week will provide sufficient time to produce the correct Braille ballot for the voter.  This does not account for delivery time through the mail.

The voter should inform the Clerk’s office as to where the ballot will be needed.

  • If the elector is voting at the polls or in the Clerk’s office, the request for a Braille ballot can be done via phone, email, or fax.
  • If the request is for an absentee ballot by mail, the elector’s need of a Braille ballot should be noted on the signed absentee ballot request.

Large Print Ballots

If an elector needs a large print ballot, the voter should notify the Clerk's office at least 24 hours in advance.  Twenty-four hours will provide sufficient time to produce the correct large print ballot for the voter.  This does not account for delivery time through the mail.

The voter should inform the Clerk’s office as to where the ballot will be needed.

  • If the elector is voting at the polls or in the Clerk’s office, the request, the request for a large print ballot can be done via phone, email, or fax.
  • If the request is for an absentee ballot by mail, the elector’s need of a large print ballot should be noted on the signed absentee ballot request.
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