4-2-19 ABSENTEE BALLOTS ISSUED: 33 ABSENTEE BALLOTS RETURNED: 31
The City Clerk’s Office, located at 627 Main Street, Darlington, Wisconsin, is responsible for voter registration and absentee ballots during the hours of 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday. For additional information, please contact Philip A. Risseeuw, City Clerk or Amy Johnson, Deputy Clerk at (608) 776-4970.
HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE
Anyone wishing to register to vote in the City of Darlington must be:
- A resident of your current location for at least 10 days prior to the election
- At least 18 years of age on election day
- Have not been convicted of treason, felony, or bribery; and have not been found by a court to be incapable of understanding the electoral process
The voter has four options to register:
By Mail. Download the Application for Voter Registration Form. Complete the form and mail it to the City Clerk's Office up to 5:00 PM on the second Wednesday before the election. As of January 1, 2003, the "Help America Vote Act of 2002" requires any person registering to vote for the first time and submitting a registration application by mail to provide a copy of acceptable identification along with the application. Acceptable identification is either a current, valid photo identification or one of the following: a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, pay check, or government document that shows the current name and address of the voter. In Person. Register in the City Clerk’s Office beginning the third Monday before the Election up to 5:00 PM the Friday before the election. Registration is NOT permitted on the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before the Election. You must present a State of Wisconsin Driver License or State of Wisconsin ID card issued by the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles, or the last four (4) digits of your social security number, or if you have neither, acceptable proof of residence or a witness that will confirm your residence. At The Polling Place On Election Day. Register to vote at your polling place. To register on Election Day, Wisconsin voters must provide a proof of residence document. It can be a driver license or state ID card with the voter’s current address. It can also be a current utility bill, lease, university ID card or other official document showing the voter’s name and current address. For a list of acceptable documents, see Proof of Residence link below. You must be a resident of your ward for 10 days to register, but the document does not need to be 10 days old. Voters who have a valid Wisconsin driver license will be required to use their license number to complete the registration form. Otherwise, they may use a state ID card number or last four digits of their Social Security number. Online. Up to 20 days (third Wednesday) before the election. Voters who have a valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State of Wisconsin ID card issued by the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can register to vote online on the MyVote Wisconsin website: http://myvote.wi.gov. To register online, the voter must enter a name, date of birth, Driver License or ID number, and an address that matches what is on file with the Wisconsin DMV. If all of the fields match, the voter will be able to register to vote completely online without needing to print, sign or mail the form and without needing to send a proof of residence document. Voters who are not able to match their information with the information in the DMV database will be given the option to register by mail (see instructions above).
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO REGISTER TO VOTE?
If you have been issued a State of Wisconsin Driver License or ID card that is current and valid, you
must provide the number and expiration date. If your WI driver license is cancelled or expired; or your
WI DOT-issued ID is expired, provide the number and the last four digits of your Social Security number. If
you have not been issued a State of Wisconsin Driver License or State of Wisconsin ID card issued by the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you have none of these documents, you will be able to indicate that fact. List of acceptable IDs
You must provide a Proof of Residence document when registering to vote in Wisconsin. A Proof of
Residence document is a document that proves where you live in Wisconsin. Please see the Proof of Residence handout for a list of acceptable documents.
HOW TO APPLY FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
Registered voters may vote by absentee ballot. To receive an absentee ballot you have two options:
By Mail. Download the Absentee Application Form, complete the form and mail it to the City Clerk’s Office at PO Box 207, Darlington, WI 53530. The application must be received by the City Clerk no later than 5:00 PM on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. Please allow time for mailing; the ballot must be received by election day to be counted! In Person. Request an absentee ballot in person at the City Clerk's office. This can be done until 5:00 PM on the Friday before the election.
WHERE TO VOTE
Visit the MyVote Wisonsin Website Where do I vote? to look up your voter record. There you can check your voter status, check your polling place location, and see a sample ballot (for any recent or upcoming election(s)) for anyone who lives at a specific address (anonymous search). You can also check on the status for a Provisional Vote that you recently cast in an election.
The polling place for Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 is located in the Municipal Building Senior Center,
SOURCES OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board Elections Division's website: http://gab.wi.gov/
City of Darlington, WI: Voting & Elections