The State of Wisconsin enacted voting legislation changes that take effect with the 2012 elections. I want to inform Village of Plover voters of some of the more substantial changes so that you will be better prepared when you come to the polls on to vote and for every election after that. They are as follows:
You can check if you are registered to vote by going to the state of Wisconsin’s link at https://myvote.wi.gov/ If you are not registered in the Village of Plover, it would be a good idea to register before election day to save yourself some time. Please be aware of the following changes:
The residency requirement has changed from 10 days to 28 days. An elector must have lived at his/her current address at least 28 days prior to the election in order to vote in the resident’s municipality.
An elector can no longer use a corroborating witness as proof of residence. If your driver’s license or Wisconsin ID does not reflect your current address, you must bring along proof of residency.
Voters are required to provide their most recent address where they were previously registered to vote.
“In-person” registration ends at 5 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day and begins again on Election Day. No registration can take place on Saturday, Sunday or Monday before the election.
“In-person” absentee voting begins the third Monday before the election. Even if ballots are available, electors cannot vote in the clerk’s office until the third Monday before the election.
“In-person” absentee voting ends at 5 p.m. the Friday before the election. No in-person absentee voting can take place on the Saturday, Sunday or Monday before the election.
Some Village of Plover electors will find themselves in a different Supervisory District or Village Trustee ward due to the redistricting that took place with the 2010 census. To find out what districts you live in, you can click on the links below. You will also find links to applications for Voter Registration and Requests for Absentee Ballots. Another resource for election information is the Government Accountability Board’s website at www.gab.wi.gov. Please help each election to be successful by planning ahead and being prepared.