Clerk: Don’t forget your photo ID
For the City Times
City residents who want to vote early in the Nov. 8 Presidential Election now have two locations to choose from starting Monday.
Besides voting at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall beginning Monday, Oct. 24, voters will be able to vote at a temporary satellite clerk’s office — 933 Michigan Avenue, formerly the Mid-State Building.
Starting Monday, there will also be extended hours at City Hall for voting purposes. The offices will be open on the following dates and times for voting:
City Hall, 1515 Strongs Ave.
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, October 24 through November 4
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 29
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 5
Former MSTC Building, 933 Michigan Ave.
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, October 24 through November 4.
Voters also have the option of voting by mail, according to City Clerk John Moe.
“They can simply submit a written request along with a copy of an acceptable form of photo ID in order to have an absentee ballot mailed to them,” Moe said.
Requests to receive an absentee ballot by mail must be received by the clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. Completed ballots must be received by Election Day — Tuesday, Nov. 8 — in order for it to be counted.
Applications for absentee ballots and voter registration are available at the clerk’s office and on the city website at www.stevenspoint.com.
Moe added voters should bring an acceptable photo ID with them to vote. Some examples of acceptable photo IDs include: Wis. driver license/state ID or receipt; a U.S. passport or card; U.S. Uniformed Services ID; tribal ID; Certificate of Naturalization; and a university or college ID that is voter ID compliant, along with proof of enrollment.
University or college students who do not have an acceptable form of photo identification for voting purposes can contact their school administration to obtain a voting compliant ID card.
For a complete list documents that 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 since they voted last will need to re-register before they will be allowed to vote.
There are exceptions for military voters and indefinitely confined electors, Moe said. Residents may contact the clerk’s office at (715) 346-1569 for more information.