Election Information for the City of Ashland Wisconsin

 

The City Clerk administers all elections held in the City of Ashland.  The Clerk’s office provides ballots for residents, military overseas, nursing homes, and absentee voting, in accordance with Federal & State laws.

2017 ELECTION DATE

TUESDAY – APRIL 4, 2017 – SPRING ELECTION

Election Hours:  7:00 A. M. to 8 P. M.

POLLING LOCATIONS For a City Ward map (click here).

WARDS 1, 3, 4 & 5    NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY, 420 SANBORN AVENUE

WARDS 2 & 6            SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER, 400 CHAPPLE AVENUE

WARDS 7, 8, 9, 10     BRETTING COMMUNITY CENTER, 400 4TH AVENUE WEST 

NUMBER OF OUTSTANDING PROVISIONAL VOTERS APRIL 2017:  Provisional Voters

NURSING HOME ABSENTEE VOTING MEETING NOTICE CLICK HERE 

Absentee Voting to be Administered March 23, 2017 at the following locations:

Ashland Health & Rehabilitation - Beginning:   10:00 AM 

BEGINNING at 11:00 AM                                                                                                        Birch Haven – Eagles Ridge, 224 22nd Avenue West                                                                            Birch Haven – Falcons Crest, 218 22nd Avenue West                                                                    Birch Haven – Timbers Edge,1500 10th Street West                                                                    Birch Haven – BearsHollow,1019 15th Avenue West

Court Manor – Beginning:  1:30 PM

Special Voting Deputies appointed by the City of Ashland will be administering absentee voting for the residents of these facilities for the April 4, 2017, Spring Election at the above time and place.  Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.  A qualified elector is any U. S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Only observers from each of the two recognized political parties whose candidates for governor or president received the greatest number of votes in the municipality at the most recent general election may accompany the deputies to each facility where absentee voting will take place.  The observers may observe the process of absentee ballot distribution in the common areas of the home, facility or complex.  Each party wishing to have an observer present shall submit the name of the observer to the clerk no later than the close of business on the last business day prior to the visit.  Family members of residents may be present at the time of voting.

If you have further questions, please contact:  Denise Oliphant, 601 Main Street West, Ashland, WI 54806; 715-682-7071; doliphant@coawi.org

MYVOTE  

To view your personal voting information and your Sample Ballot for any given election, click this link myvote.wi.org and choose the category of voter that pertains to you.  Enter your name and birthdate, hit enter to bring up your record.  On the left side of the screen is My Voter Profile, to view your sample ballot choose:  What’s on my ballot? 

Military and Overseas Absentee Voting - You may go to MyVote at myvote.wi.gov and select Military or Permanent Overseas, to register to vote (if you are not registered) and to REQUEST AND PRINT OUT A BALLOT TO VOTE.  Please follow the instructions to ensure that your ballot is counted

 PHOTO ID REQUIRED

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PROVIDE A PHOTO ID IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A BALLOT TO VOTE.  A PHOTO ID DOES NOT NEED TO HAVE YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS.

Learn about Wisconsin’s Photo ID Law at http://www.gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/photo-id

Obtaining a Wisconsin Identification card (Photo ID) at: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/how-to-apply/id-card.aspx

How to obtain a free Wisconsin Identification card (Photo ID) at:   http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/how-to-apply/petition-process.aspx                

You may apply for a WI Identification card at a DMV Customer Service Center.  The DMV Customer Service Center for Ashland is located at 2501 Golf Course Road.                                                                      They are open Tuesdays and Thursdays; 7 AM – 5 PM.  

Voter Registration

Registering to Vote - You MUST provide “Proof of Residence

To be eligible to register to vote you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, who has resided at a residential address for at least 10 consecutive days immediately preceding the election, with no present intent to move, not currently serving a sentence including probation or parole for a felony conviction, and is not otherwise disqualified from voting, is an eligible elector. 

Anyone wishing to vote in the State of Wisconsin, where they are required to register, has three options to register:

  1. By Mail:  Download the Application for Voter Registration (, complete the form and mail it into your municipal clerk’s office up to 5:00 pm on the 3rd Wednesday (20th day) before the election.  Note: Proof of Residence is required for any elector, who is not a military or overseas elector, who registers by mail and has not previously voted in an election in Wisconsin.  A copy must be included when submitting the registration application.  If it is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued a ballot.
  2. In Person:  Register in the municipal clerk’s office up to 5:00 on the Friday before the election.  Note:  After the 3rd Wednesday (20th day) before the election, the elector shall present acceptable proof of residence as outlined below.  You may register to vote in person, Monday – Friday, City Clerk’s Office, Ashland City Hall, 601 Main Street West, Ashland, WI 54806, 715-682-7071.
  3. At the Polling Place on Election Day:  If you wish to register at your polling place you must bring a document that is proof that you live at your present location.   For purposes of voter registration, the following documents constitute acceptable proof of residence if it includes:  A current and complete name, including both the first and last name and; A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, and the name of the municipality.  

Identifying documents must be valid on the day that an elector makes application for registration in order to constitute proof of residence.

Acceptable forms of identifying documents that serve as proof of residency are:

  1. A current and valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
  2. A current and valid Wisconsin identification card or license issued by the Department of Transportation.
  3. Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  4. An employee identification card that contains a photograph of the cardholder, but not including a business card.
  5. A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  6. A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes Election Day – except for first time voters registering by mail.
  7. A picture ID from a university, college or technical college coupled with a fee receipt containing the student’s current address.
  8. A picture ID from a university, college or technical institute coupled with an on-campus housing list provided by the university, college or technical institute to the municipal clerk prior to the election showing the current address of the student that denotes U. S. citizenship.
  9. A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before the day registration is made.
  10. A bank statement.
  11. A paycheck.
  12. A check or other document issued by a unit of government.

 

 Absentee Voter Information

State Statutes allow anyone who is unable or unwilling to go to the polls on Election Day to vote by absentee ballot.  Voters no longer need to give a reason when requesting an absentee ballot.  You can cast an absentee ballot in person or by mail.  Please Note:  If you are not already registered to vote, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you. 

Absentee Voting in Person

In person absentee voting begins on Monday, two weeks before an election, and ends the Friday before the election.

Request By Mail

Absentee ballots will be mailed to registered voters if a written request and valid photo identification is submitted.  Please refer to the following link on the GAB website for more information http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/.

DOWNLOAD ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST (GAB 121)

OR…submit a written request containing the following information: 

  • Dates of Election(s) 
  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • City of Ashland address
  • Address to which the ballot should be mailed (if different)
  • Phone number
  • Signature

Mail the request to the City Clerk’s Office, 601 Main Street West, Ashland, WI 54806.  The request must be received no later than 5:00 pm on the fifth day (Thursday) before Election Day in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed.

An elector may apply for an absentee ballot by facsimile or email.  The faxed or emailed application must contain a signature.

Military and Overseas Absentee Voting

U.S citizens residing abroad (intent to return is uncertain) and members of the military, spouses and children are covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.  A request can be made for a ballot by completing a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).  FPCA’s may be obtained by eligible voters from voting assistance officers within their branch of service, from a U.S. consulate or embassy or from the Federal Voting Assistance Program of the Department of Defense.  Please make sure to sign and date this form.

OR … You may go to MyVote at myvote.wi.gov and select Military or Permanent Overseas, to register to vote (if you are not registered) and to REQUEST AND PRINT OUT A BALLOT TO VOTE.  Please follow the instructions to ensure that your ballot is counted

Deadline for Returning a Ballot

The completed ballot must be received by the City Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on the day of the election so that it can be delivered to the polling location by 8:00 pm.  However, a ballot that is received by mail, and that is postmarked no later than Election Day, shall be counted if received by the municipal clerk no later than 4:00 pm on the Friday after the election.