Village urges residents to register early

The Wisconsin Fall General Election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6; polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. All residents of the Village of East Troy vote at the Village Municipal Building, 2015 Energy Drive (north entrance).

The village is encouraging resident to register to vote prior to Election Day. To register:

Before Oct. 17

The easiest way to register before Oct. 17 is to go to myvote.wi.gov and select the “Register to Vote” tab. The site will tell voters if they are already registered, allow them to update their address and request an Absentee Ballot.

A paper registration form may be picked up at the Clerk’s Office at Village Hall, 2015 Energy Drive, or printed from the Wisconsin Election Commission website at elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable).

Once completed, the form, along with a proof of residency (see the back of the form for acceptable documents), may be mailed to the Clerk’s Office, dropped off in-person or placed in the drop box.

After Oct. 17

After Oct. 17, registration is only allowed in-person at the Clerk’s Office. The voter registration forms and proof of residency should be brought to the Clerk’s Office and these will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov.2.

Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2.

On Election Day

Election Day registration is allowable in Wisconsin however voters may experience delays on Election Day when registering so they should allow for additional time and come prepared to complete the registration form and have the required proof of residency showing they have lived in the municipality for 10 consecutive days prior to the election.

“We encourage residents to prepare ahead of time to participate in the election by making sure their registration is current and accurate,” Deputy Clerk Lorri Alexander states in a press release. “Registration is required if you are a new resident in the Village of East Troy, if you have changed your name or if you have changed your address within the village – even if you have only changed apartments. By preparing ahead of the election you will save time.”

For those who haven’t voted in a while or are unsure of their registration status can visit myvote.wi.gov and select “My Voter Info” to determine their registration status.

Questions or concerns about registering to vote can be directed to the Clerk’s Office at 262-642-6255.

 

 
 

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