Friday, October 19, 2012
Voters don't have to wait until Nov. 6 to vote for president — in Wisconsin, they can also vote from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2.
While Election Day isn't until Nov. 6, voters in Whitefish Bay — and the rest of Wisconsin — can begin casting their ballots Monday. In-person absentee voting, more commonly referred to as "early voting," begins Monday and continues through Friday, Nov. 2. To accommodate the expected influx of absentee voters, Village Hall will extend hours for absentee voting during the week of Oct. 29, as well as on Saturday, Oct. 27. Absentee voting and voter registration will be available at Village Hall during the following dates and times: You may also request an absentee ballot by mail. The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. on Nov. 1. Not sure if you are registered to vote in Whitefish Bay? Want to find your polling location…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Nearly 9 percent of voters have requested absentee ballots and 7.2 percent have voted. Village Hall has extended its office hours to accommodate anticipated traffic.
Cities, towns and villages across Wisconsin are seeing high numbers of voters requesting absentee ballots for next Tuesday's gubernatorial recall election, and Whitefish Bay is no exception. As of mid-day Tuesday, 8.9 percent of registered voters in Whitefish Bay have requested absentee ballots and 7.2 percent of registered voters have voted, according to numbers provided by the village clerk's office. "Last week was busy with people walking in," Village Clerk Jen Amerell said Tuesday. "Today has been pretty quiet, but we expect there will be more later today and later in the week." The state's Goverment Accountability Board has also been tracking absentee ballots through the statewide voter registration system, which includes …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Village employees are expecting a high absentee turnout, so they are staying open a little later in the final run-up to the June 5 recall election.
Whitefish Bay election officials are expecting a lot of absentee ballots in the upcoming recall election, so Village Hall will be open later than usual in the run-up to the election on June 5. Village employees expect absentee ballots to be available Monday. Voters may vote in person in the clerk’s office Monday through Friday, June 1. Village Hall will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. To accommodate the anticipated high absentee turnout, Village Hall will extend business hours until 5:00 pm for voting purposes only on Thursday and Friday May 24 and 25, and Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1.
Monday, May 14, 2012
The 28-day residency requirement in the Voter ID law and the unique summer election cycle could cause a low college student turnout, so Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett met with students Monday afternoon to energize young voters.
In a normal election year, college students are encouraged to go out and vote at their nearest polling location, but the new Voter ID law and the unique summer election schedule will completely change how political parties get out the college vote. Milwaukee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett met with UW-Milwaukee students and faculty Monday afternoon to remind them not only to get out and vote in the June 5 election, but to vote using the same address they used in the May 8 primary election. Because of the new 28-day residency requirement included in the Voter ID bill, students that voted from their campus location in May will have to request an absentee ballot to vote from that same address when they go home for the…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Election ballot machines were unable to read the first round of faulty ballots, so poll workers will have to transfer all of the information on those ballots to other ballots that can be processed through the machines.
As if workers don't already have enough on their plates at the polls, along comes the case of the misprinted ballots. Testing done in advance of the April 3 General Election has discovered a flaw in the election ballots sent to the City of Milwaukee and 18 other municipalities in Milwaukee County, including Whitefish Bay. Ballots received from printer Burton & Mayer, Inc., were tested in the communities and failed to work in the optical readers. According to WISN 12, nearly 450,000 printed ballots are flawed and need to be reprinted. The county was able to get in touch with another contractor regarding a ballot reorder over the weekend. Because of the delay in receiving the corrected ballots, village employees decided to have all absentee …