In the partisan primary being held on August 14th, 2018 the purpose of the election is for each political party to nominate their preferred candidate to represent them in the General Election in November. In this section of the ballot voters are still only able to select one candidate, and are not able to vote for a candidate in each party. In the upcoming General Election in November the final nominated candidates run against each other to fill a position. At that time, voters can choose whomever they think is the best person for the specific position regardless of political party. Please see example of the August 2018 ballot for example:
You can register as a new voter or update your name / address by completing the registration form and returning it to the Village Clerk along with proof of residency.
You can email the documents to:firstname.lastname@example.org up to 4 weeks before an election.
You can mail the documents to: Village of Kimberly - Elections, 515 W. Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly, WI 54136 up to 4 weeks before an election
You can submit the documents in person at the clerk's office up until 5:00 PM the Friday BEFORE an election. If you miss these deadline dates you will have to bring the registration form and proof of residency to your polling location on Election Day. Note - registering or updating your registration on an election day will increase the time it takes you to vote.
The first step in the election process is to be sure you are a registered voter in the Village of Kimberly and your registration has your current information. If you are a new resident, recently changed your name or address, or have never voted before in the Village of Kimberly, you will need to complete a Voter Registration Application AND submit proof of residency. Most common forms of Proof of Residency include: driver's license / WI ID, utility bill, bank statement, or something issued by the government such as a social security check, hunting license, traffic citation etc.The document must include your current name and current (new) address.This application is available at the Village Hall, Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am- 4:00 pm, or on our website www.vokimberly.org or you can register online using https://myvote.wi.gov/
Need to vote absentee? There are only 3 requirements to getting an absentee ballot.
Per state statutes, the Clerk designates what days and times a voter can vote In-Person Absentee in the Clerk’s office. Generally, Kimberly designates the 2 weeks prior to an election during regular office hours for early / in-person voting, however it may be longer or shorter depending on the needs of the election.
Regular and military voters may request to vote via absentee ballots for specific elections or all elections within the current calendar year. Indefinitely Confined voters may request absentee ballots be mailed to them indefinitely.
College students, who intend to vote in the Village of Kimberly, should register to vote and request an absentee ballot before leaving for school or early enough to meet the mailing deadlines. Their other option is to register and vote in their college town.
NOTE: NO-ONE IS ALLOWED TO REGISTER TO VOTE OR REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT THE MONDAY BEFORE AN ELECTION. This day has been reserved for clerks to finalize the details for Election Day (poll books etc.), thus no changes may be made.
This site has everything you need regarding voting in Wisconsin – and it’s EASY to use! You can register or update your registration information (address or name change), request an absentee ballot, find your polling location, see who is on your ballot, view your voting history, etc. Simply, enter your name and date of birth, and then click on what you want to do. Voter registrations/updates and requesting an absentee ballot can all be done completely online* without mailing forms to your Clerk.
*To complete forms 100% online without printing/mailing documents to your Clerk, your information has to be current in the Dept. of Motor Vehicles (DMV) data base. You will find a link to update your info at the DMV on the MyVote.WI.gov website. It may take a couple business days for the DMV data base to update before the MyVote.WI website recognizes the changes.