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Posted on: October 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Two Locations for Absentee Voting Beginning Oct. 24

City residents who wish to vote early in the Nov. 8 Election may chose from two locations starting Monday. October 24 - the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, and a temporary satellite Clerk’s office at 933 Michigan Ave. (the former MSTC building).

Starting Monday, there will also be extended hours at City Hall for voting. The offices will be open on the following dates and times for voting:

At City Hall, 1515 Strongs Avenue:

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., through Friday, October 21
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, October 24 - 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

At the former Mid-State Technical College Building, 933 Michigan Avenue :
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, October 24 - November 4.

"Having a temporary satellite office will provide better service to City voters given the anticipated high voter turnout in this election and limited availability of parking around City Hall," said City Clerk John Moe. "I am pleased that the Common Council made the decision to allow us to open this second location."

Clerk Moe also reminded voters to bring an acceptable photo ID with them to vote. Some examples of acceptable Photo IDs include a Wisconsin Driver License, Wisconsin State ID, Wisconsin Driver or State ID receipt, Veteran Health Card ID, U.S. Passport or Card, U.S. Uniformed Services ID, Tribal ID, Certificate of Naturalization, University or College ID that is voter ID compliant.

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 additional information on which documents can be used as photo identification, please visit the website: bringit.wisconsin.gov or contact the Clerk’s Office at 715-346-1569 for more information.

"Voters also have the option of voting by mail," Clerk Moe said. "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."

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, November 3. The completed ballot must be received by Election Day, Tuesday, November 8 in order for it to be counted.

Clerk Moe reminds residents who have not already registered to vote or those who have either moved or changed their name 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 here on the City’s website.

Please note that there are exceptions for military voters and indefinitely confined electors. Please contact the Clerk’s Office at 715-346-1569 for more information.

See a Sample Ballot (pdf)

Note: Ballots in Stevens Point's two Assembly districts will include different candidate names for Assembly.

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