The Spring Election is next week on Tuesday, April 7, and we are required to hold the election as scheduled. We want to provide our community members with some updates about what City staff is doing to keep our voters and election officials safe for this election.
First, voters are able to request absentee ballots be mailed to them until 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 either through MyVote (www.myvote.wi.gov) or by emailing, faxing, or mailing a request to City Clerk Leanne Schroeder. Additional details are available on the City’s website (www.milton-wi.gov/AbsenteeVoting). If you are requesting an absentee ballot be mailed to you, we strongly encourage you to do this sooner rather than later to avoid any issues with the mail. The ballot needs to be back at City Hall by 8 p.m. on Election Day in order to be counted. Anyone who is concerned about their ballot returning to us on time can place their ballot in the drop box outside of City Hall.
Second, voters are able to absentee vote and register to vote in-person at City Hall until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3.
Third, the polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and voters are able to register the day of the election. All City of Milton residents will vote in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 S. Janesville Street. Social distancing will be practiced by limiting the number of people in the polling location to 10 (including election officials) at any one time, and a 6 foot separation will be maintained during all steps of the voting process. Hand sanitizer will be available upon entering and exiting the polling location. In order to maintain a 6 foot separation, voters waiting in line may need to wait outside.
Fourth, we will not be handing out stickers during this election. We know all of our voters love this tradition, but in the current climate this is a risk not worth taking.
We ask everyone who comes to the polling location on Election Day to be patient since the process will take longer than usual, and understand we are doing everything we can to try keep everyone safe.
If you have any questions about the election, please contact City Clerk Leanne Schroeder at (608) 868-6900 ext. 2.