VILLAGE OF KIMBERLY
APRIL 7, 2020 - SPRING ELECTION & PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
Hello voters! Did you know you have options to cast your ballot for the April 7, 2020 election:
For the traditional voter who enjoys the excitement of Election Day, polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Village of Kimberly Municipal Complex in the Evergreen Room located at 515 W Kimberly Ave, Kimberly. Our election workers will be happy to assist you along with keeping the election facility as clean and safe as possible. For voter’s convenience, hand sanitizer and tissues will also be available. If you are ill please do not enter our polling location! Call 920-788-7500 so we may best assist you to cast your ballot and not spread germs in our polling location.
Not up for Election Day? Request an absentee ballot online at www.myvote.wi.gov as soon as possible but no later than April 3rd at 5:00 p.m., and a ballot will be mailed to you. Voters may also request a mailed ballot in writing to the Village Clerk but be sure to include a copy of your photo ID with your request. This works great for travelers; those who have a suppressed immune system; or voters who just can’t make it to the Village Hall during working hours. Please be sure to allow mailing time so the ballot is returned on or before Election Day. Due to a ruling on April 2nd, ballots must be sent back in by April 13th, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Though if you send them back by election day our Elections Clerk would really appreciate it!
To register to vote on-line by March 18th please visit https://myvote.wi.gov. After March 18th, you MUST appear in the Clerk’s Office to register. You can register by mail but it must have a March 18th postmark.
Voters can also vote in-person via absentee ballot at the Village Hall from March 23rd to April 3rd during regular office hours. In-person voting ends on Friday, April 3rd at 5:00 pm so plan ahead.
If you have questions or need assistance with any of your voting options, please contact Janine Micke at the Village of Kimberly, 920-788-7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Voter registration drives will increase in 2020. These organization are not affiliated with the Village of Kimberly and while most organizations are legitimate, this is also an area of opportunity for scammers.
Be aware that voter registration requires personal information such as your date of birth and driver’s license number. Never give personal information to anyone you don’t know and trust.
The safest means to register to vote includes the following:
Note: All options require acceptable proof of residency (examples: Driver’s License with current name & address; utility bill; bank statement; credit card statement; payroll stub).
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: email@example.com 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.