Voters reminded to bring photo ID to the polls
City Times Staff
Absentee in-person voting begins Monday, Feb. 1, according to City Clerk John Moe.
Races for Wisconsin State Supreme Court and Portage Co. Circuit Court Branch II are included in the spring primary.
Rececca Bradley, Joanne Kloppenburg and Joe Donald are running for the non-parisan supreme court seat.
Four candidates are running for non-partisan circuit court judge, including Trish Baker, David Knaapen, Jared Redfield and Judge Robert Shannon.
Moe said voters have two options for voting absentee.
“The first option is to vote at the city clerk’s office in City Hall, 1515 Strongs Avenue, through Friday, February 12,” Moe said. “The second option is to submit a written request/application to receive an absentee ballot through the mail.”
Hours for voting at the city clerk’s office are 8 AM through 4 PM Feb. 1 through Feb. 10, and 8 AM to 5 PM Feb. 11 and 12.
Requests to receive an absentee ballot by mail must be received by the clerk’s office no later than 5 PM on Thursday, Feb. 11. The completed ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day- which is Tuesday, Feb. 16- in order for it to be counted.
Some examples of acceptable photo IDs include a Wisconsin Driver License, Wisconsin State ID, Wisconsin Driver or State ID receipt, U.S. Passport or card, a U.S. Uniformed Services ID, Tribal ID, Certificate of Naturalization, or University or College ID that is voter ID compliant.
Questions regarding whether specific university or college IDs meet voter ID compliance should be directed to that university or college.
For additional information on which documents can be used as photo identification, please visit the website: http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/ or contact the clerk’s office at (715) 346-1569 for more information.
Moe also said residents who have either moved or changed their name that they 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.
There are exceptions for military voters and indefinitely confined electors. Residents should contact Moe’s office for more information.