In-person absentee voting starts Monday in Stevens Point
Individuals who wish to vote early in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, Presidential Election may vote in-person starting Monday, Sept. 26. Voters are reminded to bring proper photo identification.
Stevens Point City Clerk John Moe said voters have two options for voting absentee.
“The first option is to vote either in person at the city clerk’s office in City Hall starting Monday or at the temporary satellite office located at 933 Michigan Ave. during the last two weeks before the election,” said Moe. The offices will be open on the following dates and times:
* City Hall, 1515 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point, hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, through Friday, Oct. 21; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Oct. 24, through Friday, Nov. 4; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
* Former Mid-State Technical College Building, 933 Michigan Ave., Stevens Point, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Nov. 4.
“The second option voters have is to submit a written request/application to receive an absentee ballot through the mail,” Moe said.
Requests to receive an absentee ballot by mail must be received by the Clerk’s Office no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. The completed ballot must be received by Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 8, in order for it to be counted.
Some examples of acceptable photo IDs include a Wisconsin driver’s license, Wisconsin State ID, Wisconsin driver or state ID receipt, U.S. Passport or Card, U.S. Uniformed Services ID, Tribal ID, Certificate of Naturalization, University or College ID that is voter ID compliant.
University or college students who do not have an acceptable form of photo identification for voting purposes can contact their school administration to obtain a voting compliant ID card.
For additional information on which documents can be used as photo identification, visit the website bringit.wisconsin.gov/ or contact the Clerk’s Office at 715-346-1569.
Moe said residents who have either moved or changed their name will need to re-register before they will be allowed to vote. Applications for absentee ballots and voter registration are available at the Clerk’s Office and on the city’s website at www.stevenspoint.com.
Note there are exceptions for military voters and indefinitely confined electors. Residents may contact the Clerk’s Office for more information.