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: https://myvote.wi.gov, or complete a voter registration available at: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable. 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 https://myvote.wi.gov.
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 https://www.douglascountywi.org/4720Absentee.
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].