Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Promotes Early Voting Options

(Whitewater LWV news release) The League of Women Voters-Whitewater Area is promoting Vote Early Day on Saturday October 24, 2020. We are joining a nationwide effort of over 2,000 nonprofits, businesses and election administrators to encourage citizens to take advantage of all voting options before the November 3rd Election.

By voting early, last minute problems can be avoided. Early voting decreases lines and wait times on Election Day. Most importantly, it keeps us and our loved ones safe during this pandemic by ensuring that no citizen will have to choose between their health and their vote.

In-Person Absentee Voting (also called Early Voting):

In recognition of this Vote Early Day, the City of Whitewater has added Saturday morning October 24 to their existing Early Voting schedule. The City of Whitewater In-Person Absentee Voting (Early Voting) takes place in the Whitewater Municipal Building as follows:

Tuesday October 20 9am -5pm
Wednesday October 21 1pm -5pm
Thursday, October 22 1pm -5pm
Friday, October 23 9am -5pm
Saturday, October 24 9am-12pm
Monday, October 26 9am -5pm
Tuesday, October 27 9am -5pm
Wednesday, October 28 1pm -5pm
Thursday, October 29 1pm -5pm
Friday, October 30 9am -5pm

For those residing outside Whitewater city limits, please check with your Municipal Clerk for dates and hours to Vote Early.

Return your Absentee Ballot Immediately

If you have received an Absentee Ballot, please fill it out and return it to your Clerk’s Office as soon as possible. Please make sure the Return Envelope has your signature and date as well as a witness signature and address. Time is running out to return these ballots by mail. Expect a minimum of 10 days for mail delivery to reach your Clerk’s Office by the November 3 deadline. If it is not there on November 3, your ballot will not be counted.

In light of this, the League STRONGLY encourages that you drop your ballot off in person at your Clerk’s Office or drop it off at the Secure Drop Box at the Whitewater Municipal Building Vestibule (Whitewater voters only). You can also drop off your ballot at your polling place on Election Day.

There is wisdom in curbing our expectations of immediate election outcomes. With an increased number of Absentee Ballots, a delay in election results means that the system is working as it should to ensure the integrity of our election process.

Your VOTE is your Voice. Be heard on Election Day.

The League is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Visit our website at https://my.lwv.org/wisconsin/whitewater-area and like us on Facebook!

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