May 25 2012

Be Prepared for Election Day

Posted by BPDD at 4:39 PM
- Categories: DAWN Alerts | Advocacy | Miscellaneous

A statewide recall election will be held on Tuesday, June 5.

For this election you will not need a photo ID, but it is still important for you to be prepared to vote. Voting is one of the most important ways that a disability advocate can make a difference.

Absentee Ballots:
Absentee ballots can be used (1) to vote before the election, (2) from home, or (3) if you are hospitalized. To receive an absentee ballot by mail, you must submit your request by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 31. Absentee ballot applications in English, Spanish and Hmong are available on the Governmental Accountability Board website and also from municipal clerks. All absentee ballots must be postmarked by June 5.

If you are hospitalized and wish to vote, you must request ballots by 5 p.m. on June 5 (Election Day) and have someone assist you with picking up and dropping off your ballot at your municipal clerk’s office. Voting in-person is done at the municipal clerk’s office in the community where you are registered to vote. You can do this through the end of the business day on Friday, June 1.

Citizens can still register at the polls, however they must be residents of a municipality for 28 consecutive days to register as a voter from that address. Those who are not registered must provide acceptable proof of residence to register, such as a utility or other bill. If you have moved within 28 days of Election Day you can still vote at your former place of residence.

Photo ID and Signatures:
Although you do not need a photo ID for this election, you will be asked to sign the poll book. You can use a stamp or mark if necessary. If you are unable to sign due to a physical disability, you can request an exemption.



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