Local League of Women Voters Encourages Community to Vote Absentee; Banner Note: In-Person Absentee Voting at Municipal Building Now Open

Act Now To VOTE ABSENTEE for August 11, 2020 Primary Election
Do you want to VOTE SAFE FROM HOME for the August 11th Election?

The League of Women Voters urges voters to please act as soon as possible. Do not wait for the August 6, 2020 deadline for your mail-in request to be processed. Any qualified person who is already registered to vote at their current address may apply to Vote Absentee. Here’s is how to go about it:

  1. Request the Application for Absentee Ballot Form from myvote.wi.gov Make your request for the August 11 and November 3, 2020 elections. Mail request to your Municipal Clerk’s Office along with your Photo ID.
    (If you already have a Photo ID on file with Clerk, you can send your request directly from myvote.wi.gov).
  2. Upon receipt of your Absentee Ballot in the mail, please note that it will contain: Instructions, Ballot and Return Stamped Envelope
    a. Fill out Ballot using black or blue ink.
    b. A witness* must confirm that you filled out the ballot.
    c. Place Ballot in pre-addressed and stamped envelope.
    d Voter must sign and date the envelope. A witness* must sign and write their address on the envelope.
    e. Seal envelope and mail ballot to City Municipal Clerk’s Office.

    *The League of Women Voters understand that some sheltering-in-place voters
    might not have access to a witness to sign their Ballot Envelopes. We are happy to
    provide League Members who will safely come to your doorstep with mask and
    social distancing to be your witness. Please Make your Vote Count.

    Please contact Julia Ross at 262 581-5411 for arrangements.

From the Banner:

August 11 Primary Election has Only One Contested Race: Representative in Congress for Republican Party; Voting Absentee at Municipal Bldg Rather than by Mail Saves the City Postage & Time, Helps to Ensure Your Ballot is Valid

By Lynn Binnie
Whitewater Banner staff

Though the Banner does not wish to discourage citizens from voting, we feel that you should know that the City is spending a great deal of money and staff time sending out absentee ballots that only contain one contested race. Those voting Republican may vote for Scott Fitzgerald or Cliff DeTemple for Representative in Congress in District 5.

In-person absentee balloting is now available, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Clerk’s office at the Municipal Building, 312 W. Whitewater Street. (If possible please come at a time other than 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.) If you’re able to go to there to vote absentee, rather than requesting a ballot by mail, you will save the City on postage and paper, as well as several minutes of time, which really adds up. Importantly, the city personnel will ensure that your ballot is properly witnessed. Sadly, in the April 7 election approximately 72 ballots were unable to be counted due to not meeting the requirements. Of course you may also vote in person on August 11.

Here are the races for Walworth County:


Representative in Congress: Tom Palzewicz
Representative to The Assembly District 43: Don Vruwink
Walworth Co. District Attorney
Walworth Co. Clerk
Walworth Co. Treasurer
Walworth Co. Register of Deeds: Cairie Virrueta


Representative in Congress: Scott Fitzgerald / Cliff DeTemple
Representative to The Assembly District 43: Beth Drew
Walworth Co. District Attorney: Zeke Wiedenfeld
Walworth Co. Clerk: Kim Bushey
Walworth Co. Treasurer: Valerie Etzel
Walworth Co. Register of Deeds: Michele Jacobs


No candidates have filed.

Here are the races for Jefferson County:


Representative in Congress District 5; Tom Palzewicz
Representative to the Assembly District 43: Don Vruwink
Jefferson County District Attorney: Monica J. Hall
Jefferson County Clerk
Jefferson County Treasurer
Jefferson County Register of Deeds


Representative in Congress District 5: Scott Fitzgerald / Cliff DeTemple
Representative to the Assembly District 43: Beth Drew
Jefferson County District Attorney:
Jefferson County Clerk: Audrey McGraw
Jefferson County Treasurer: John E. Jensen
Jefferson County Register of Deeds: Staci M. Hoffman


No candidates have filed.

ATTENTION: RESIDENTS OF THE TOWNSHIPS – The City has posted information regarding absentee voting in the townships on this page.

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