2020 Spring Election
April 13, 2020
April 2, 2020
Polling Location Change and Drive-Through Voting
By Emergency Declaration, on April 7, 2020 beginning at 7:00 a.m. until poll closure at 8:00 p.m. all voting for the Spring Election will be held at the Department of Public Works located at 2200 South Pine Street as a drive-through polling location.
As a voter you can expect the following process as a drive-through voting location:
The driver will enter at the Wastewater Treatment Plant entrance at 2100 S. Pine Street where you will stay in your car AT ALL TIMES and someone will approach your vehicle. All Poll Workers will be wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
- Upon entering the Department of Public Works garage, you will need to merge into the lane for your Ward (Wards 1-4 or Wards 5-8). To check your ward ahead of time, visit www.myvote.wi.gov. An election worker will be there to assist as well.
- You will move forward in your car through the line as instructed by an election worker to your polling location where the election process will begin.
- The voter will be asked to state their name, address and show an acceptable photo ID identification.
- The Inspectors shall determine if the voter is in the poll book and is eligible to receive a ballot.
- If you are not registered, an Election Inspector will assist you with the registration process while in the same line. You must have appropriate proof of residence with you.
- The voter shall sign a label to be entered into the poll book prior to receiving a ballot. A voter will receive a marking device to sign and use with the ballot.
- You will complete your ballot.
- Once you have completed your ballot you will be assisted by an Election Inspector that will confidentially place your ballot in the tabulation equipment.
- Exit the municipal location.
- If you are disabled and have accessibility needs, accommodations will be provided for accessible voting.
We understand this change can be disruptive; however, we will strive to provide the best customer service possible under these trying circumstances. Election workers can only assist one voter at a time. Please expect wait times. Please also know that, to the extent the procedures followed by the City of Burlington in this revised voting procedure differ from the provisions of the WEC memorandum, the procedures followed and implemented by the City of Burlington shall control. The City of Burlington appreciates your patience and understanding while we maintain the integrity and right to vote.
March 27, 2020
Absentee Vote by Mail
The City of Burlington recommends absentee voting by mail to minimize public contact, especially on Election Day. To receive your ballot at home, please apply for a ballot by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 2 at www.myvote.wi.gov or request an absentee ballot application at email@example.com. Please be sure to include a copy of your Photo ID (not a selfie) if you are mailing in an absentee ballot request application. We recommend you do not wait until the last minute to apply to ensure your ballot will be received back to the City in time.
As a reminder, all ballots must be returned by 8:00 p.m. on Election day, April 7, 2020. Ballots received after 8:00 p.m. will NOT be counted. If you would like to drop off your ballot instead of mailing it, you can take it to the Police Station at 224 E. Jefferson Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until April 6. Do not drop your ballot off after hours, as there will be no one available to collect it and secure it. Also, we cannot accept ballots at the Police Station on Election Day. Those must be taken to your polling location.
In-person Absentee Voting
In-person absentee voting is still being held at the Police Station, 224 E. Jefferson Street Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until April 3, 2020. Please note, this may change, and we will immediately communicate any changes.
Registering to Vote
A Federal District Court ordered that the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) re-activate online voter registration through March 30 for the April 7 election at www.myvote.wi.gov. You may also register in-person at the Police Station until Friday, April 3rd. Please remember to bring your Proof of Residence. Samples can be found here: https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2019-02/2018_POR-HIRes.pdf
Election Day Registration will also be available, however, in an effort to avoid public contact, please make every effort possible to register prior to election day.
March 24, 2020
We recommend absentee voting by mail to minimize any public contact. To receive your ballot at home, please apply for a ballot by April 2 at www.myvote.wi.gov or request an absentee ballot application at firstname.lastname@example.org. In-person absentee voting is still being held at the Police Station, 224 E. Jefferson Street Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until April 3, 2020. Please note, this may change, and we will immediately communicate any changes.
A Federal District Court ordered that the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) re-activate online voter registration through March 30 for the April 7 election at www.myvote.wi.gov. By pre-registering to vote online, this will eliminate as many election day registrations as possible.
March 18, 2020
Please note, absentee voting will be held at 224 E. Jefferson Street beginning Monday March 23, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until April 3, 2020. We continue to encourage absentee voting by mail. To receive your ballot at home, please apply for a ballot by April 2 at www.myvote.wi.gov or request an absentee ballot application at email@example.com.