A list of the top five questions the City of Madison Clerk’s Office answers on and before Election Day.

The City of Madison Clerk’s Office put together a top five list of things to know for today’s General Election.

  1. Your polling place may have changed since the last time you voted. To verify your polling location, visit MyVote.WI.gov/FindMyPollingPlace.
  2. The address on the ID you use for voting does not matter. When checking your photo ID, election officials are verifying your identity. They are not checking the address on your ID. Just make sure you have an acceptable ID for voting in Wisconsin.
  3. You can register to vote at the polls. If you are registering to vote for the first time or you are updating your voter registration, you will need to show the election officials proof of residence. Your proof of residence document may be shown on paper or in an electronic format, e.g. your online utility bill, bank statement, City of Madison assessment, or My UW account.
  4. Your absentee ballot must be returned by Election Day in order to be counted. Election officials at your polling place will insert your absentee ballot into the tabulator to be counted. If you haven’t mailed your ballot back to the Clerk’s Office yet, you can take your absentee ballot sealed inside your completed absentee envelope to your polling place today.
  5. You can view a sample ballot for your address before heading to the polls. There are several federal, state, and county races on this ballot. Additionally, there are referendum questions for all Dane County voters to consider, and some school districts in the area also have referendum questions on the ballot. Prepare yourself ahead of going to the polls by checking out a sample ballot for your address on the MyVote Wisconsin website.

We intend to give you the correct ballot. If we mistakenly hand you an incorrect ballot, please tell an election official before you insert your ballot into the tabulator to be counted.

Do not hesitate to contact the Clerk’s Office if you have a question or encounter a problem at your polling place: (608) 266-4601.


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