ELECTIONS IN 2019
4-2-19 ABSENTEE BALLOTS ISSUED: ABSENTEE BALLOTS RETURNED:
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 U.S. citizen; 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 up to 5:00 PM on the day before the election. You must present a Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued driver’s license or identification card number, 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. You must present a Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued driver’s license or identification card number, 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. Online. Up to 20 days 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 WI driver license or WI DOT-issued ID, 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.
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:
By Mail. Download the Application for 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 day before the election.
WHERE TO VOTE
Visit the MyVote Wisonsin Website Where do I vote? to look up your voter record to check your voter status and to check the polling place location, and sample ballot (for an recent or upcoming election); to look up the polling place location, and sample ballot (for an recent or upcoming election) for anyone who lives at a specific address (anonymous search); and 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/
has information about voter registration, elections, campaign finance, and how to locate your polling place.