Where Do I Vote?
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It's one of the most popular questions this time of year at the Library: Where do I vote? The My Vote Wisconsin website (myvote.wi.gov) by Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board allows you to search for your voting location by name or address and see your sample ballot, search provisional ballot status, and provides details specific to numerous voter circumstances. The GAB site also provides Voter Information Guides on a wide vareity of topics and even includes downloadable voter registration forms.
From the main, My Vote Wisconsin homepage, choose your category (most will choose “Regular Voter”). Next, in the left column, select to search either by your name (“Voter Search”) or your address. If you search by address, make sure you only enter the numeric portion of your address in the ‘House Number’ area (you can include directional prefixes such as N100 or W8745, etc., as necessary). After clicking the Search button, you may get an error message (seen in red, below) giving you three different options as to what may be the issue. In this case “Street pre or post direction may be missing” applies; it means I need to indicate in the Street Name area whether the address is ‘E College’ or ‘W College;’ simply adding that and searching again will give good results.
The image below is an example of what you will see when you successfully find your address. At the very bottom, where it says “Sample Ballot,” on the actual website you would be able to scroll down the page further to view the list of offices and candidates that will appear on your ballot.
If you live in the City of Appleton (not everyone with an Appleton mailing address actually lives in Appleton), you can also use the My Neighborhood database to find election and a lot of other information, including Leaf Collection dates. You will search by address in a similar fashion. Click on each image, below, to enlarge and see details for searching My Neighborhood.
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