Going on spring break? Cast an absentee ballot for April 3 election

March 27, 2012

by Greg Bump

Students, faculty and staff who will be traveling during spring break but wish to vote in Madison in the April 3 election can still cast an absentee ballot with the Madison City Clerk’s office.

Friday is the last day to vote absentee in the April 3 election.

The Madison City Clerk’s office is open from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Thursday. On Friday, the office will extend its hours from 8:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The clerk’s office is located in Room 103 of the City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Among the items on the ballot April 3 are presidential preference, county judicial and board seats, and Madison School Board.

Voters will not be required to present photo identification at the polls for the April 3 election. Earlier this month, a Dane County judge ordered a halt to the implementation of the photo ID requirement for voting.

The judge’s order is under appeal, and UW–Madison has continued to issue voter ID-compliant student ID cards and enrollment verifications for those who request them. For more information, go to http://www.uc.wisc.edu/vote.

The judge’s order affects only the photo ID requirement of the law. Other election law changes, such as the 28-day residency requirement, elimination of the corroborating witness for voter registration and the requirement that voters sign the poll book, remain in place.

For more information on voting, go to http://www.cityofmadison.com/election/.