According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, 10,808 Door County voters had requested absentee ballot applications as of Oct. 27. Of those, 9,151 had already been returned, and 1,947 people had voted early in person. As of Oct. 1 – the latest statistics available – there were 21,308 registered voters in Door County.
Across the state, 1.7 million voters have requested absentee ballots, with 1.4 million of those already returned and 352,073 voting in person.
The U.S. Postal Service recommends allowing one week for a completed ballot to be delivered to a municipal clerk’s office. At this time, the League of Women Voters reminds voters to find other options for returning their absentee ballot, which includes delivering it to their municipal clerk’s office or a secure drop box if their clerk provides one. Most voters may also deliver their ballot to their polling place by 8 pm on Election Day.
• Friday, Oct. 30, by 5 pm is the final day to register to vote at your municipal clerk’s office. Visit myvote.wi.gov to find your local clerk’s contact information and hours of operation.
• Sunday, Nov. 1, is the last day when municipal clerks may offer in-person absentee voting in their office or at a satellite location. Most clerks offer absentee voting in their office only until Oct. 30, and office hours vary by municipality. Visit myvote.wi.gov to find your municipal clerk office’s contact information and learn more about in-person absentee voting for the upcoming election.
• Tuesday, Nov. 3, is Election Day. Polls will be open 7 am – 8 pm. If you need to register, take your photo ID and proof of residency.
• Voters who are returning an absentee ballot to their polling place must get it there by 8 pm on Election Day.
Free Rides for Voters
The League of Women Voters of Door County and Door County Transportation, which operates the ADRC bus/van service and oversees Door 2 Door rides, have teamed up to ensure that anyone who wants to vote has transportation available.
Pam Busch, transportation manager for Door County, said she will schedule the rides, and the League will cover the costs.
“This is a wonderful partnership that may continue in the future
if there is a need,” Busch said.
Rides will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to current service areas and schedules. To learn more, contact Pam Busch at 920.746.5982 or [email protected]