VOTERS ENCOURAGED TO VOTE ABSENTEE FOR APRIL 7, 2020, ELECTION: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Contact:   Susan T. Sandvick, Douglas County Clerk – 715-395-1568 or Terri Kalan, City of Superior Clerk – 715-395-7329      VOTERS ENCOURAGED TO VOTE ABSENTEE FOR APRIL 7, 2020, ELECTION SUPERIOR, WI – Because of the COVID-19 health emergency, voters in Douglas County, including the City of Superior and all towns and villages, are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.   According to Susan Sandvick, Douglas County Clerk “Polling locations will be open throughout Douglas County for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election.  For that to happen, you should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.” Requesting Absentee Ballot by Mail if Elector is not Registered “Acting by Wednesday, March 18, is especially important for anyone who is not registered to vote at their current residence and would like to receive an absentee ballot by mail”, Terri Kalan, Superior City Clerk said. Wednesday is the last day for electors to register by mail or online.  You can register online at:, or complete a voter registration available at:  The application must then be mailed to your municipal clerk, with a postmark no later than March 18. Voters who miss the deadline may also register in their municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election, April 3, or at their polling location on election day.   How to Request an Absentee Ballot There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at   Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID.   If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again. The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, April 2. However, voters are urged not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery.     Voting Absentee in Person in Municipal Clerk’s Office Voters can also vote in person at their municipal clerk’s office.  City of Superior electors can vote at the Superior City Clerk’s Office, located at the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th Street, Room 200, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  For a listing of locations and hours for Douglas County town and village municipal clerks visit For more information please contact the Douglas County Clerk’s Office at 715-395-1341 or the Superior City Clerk’s Office at 715-395-7200. ***Town of Superior Residents***   The Town of Superior Clerk's office hours are Tuesdays 9:30am-1pm and Wednesdays 5:30pm-7pm or by appointment.  If you need to set up an appointment outside of the office hours, please call 715-399-8385 and leave a message or email [email protected]    

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Douglas County Census Press Release


Monday, March 9, 2020

Contact:  Susan T. Sandvick, Douglas County Clerk 715-395-1568   

SUPERIOR, WI – In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census.  Once the invitation arrives you should respond for your home in one of three ways:  online, by phone, or by mail.

The 2020 Census is easy.  You will answer a simple questionnaire about yourself and everyone who is living with you on April 1, 2020.

If you are filling out the census for your home, you should count everyone who is living there as of April 1.  This includes any friends or family members who are living and sleeping there most of the time.  If someone is staying in your home on April 1, and has no usual home elsewhere, you should count them in your response to the 2020 Census.  Please also be sure to count roommates, your children, newborns, and anyone who is renting a space in your home.  These people are often missed in the census.  This means they can miss out on resources for themselves and their communities over the next 10 years.

It is important to remember to count any children who are living with you.  This includes:    

• All children who live in your home, including foster children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and the children of friends (even if they are living with you temporarily);

• Children who split their time between homes, if they are living with you on April 1, 2020; and

• Newborn babies, even those who are born on April 1, 2020, or who are still in the hospital on this date.

The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more. The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.

The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP. 

The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep your information confidential.  Under Title 13, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. The law ensures that your private data is protected and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.

The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics. You are kept anonymous: The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone else in your home. Please participate and be counted in the 2020 Census.  

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