General Election Information – November 3, 2020

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9/21/20 – We are aware that duplicate absentee ballots were sent to some voters last week. Please be assured that only ONE ballot can be counted per voter record and it will not be possible for more than one ballot to be counted per voter. If you received a duplicate please tear it up and discard it or return it to the Village offices. We are in contact with the Wisconsin Election Commission to determine where the error may have occurred in our process. Please contact our offices if you have any questions at (262) 878-1818.

The General Election is coming up on Tuesday, November 3! Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Union Grove Municipal Center (925 15th Ave.). The ballot will include races for U.S. President, U.S. Congress, State Assembly, District Attorney, County Clerk, County Treasurer and County Register of Deeds.

Voter Registration

If you need to register as a first-time voter or re-register due to a name or address change, you can register by mail or online at http://myvote.wi.gov up to 20 days before the election (October 14). You can also register at the Village Offices up to the Friday before the election (October 30). Registration is also available at the polls on election day (though longer wait times are to be expected). A proof of residence document is needed to register, such as a WI driver’s license or photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, lease, real estate tax bill or receipt or paycheck. An exhaustive list of valid proof of residence documents can be found at http://elections.wi.gov. The document needs to contain the current address. Voters must reside at their address for at least 28 days by Election Day in order to register to vote.

Absentee Voting

Due to COVID-19, absentee voting will be encouraged for the General Election to help avoid large gatherings at the polls. In Wisconsin, you do not need to provide a reason for requesting an absentee ballot.

  • Absentee Voting by Mail: You can sign up at http://myvote.wi.gov to have an absentee ballot mailed to you or you can fill out an application form and submit it by email to info@uniongrove.net, by mail to the Village Offices, in-person or in the 24/7 dropbox outside the entrance of the municipal center. A valid photo ID must be included with your application if you have not provided a photo ID to vote by mail in the past. Ballots have been mailed out on September 16 and 17 to electors with a request already on file. Requests for an absentee ballot by mail will be accepted until 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election (October 29). Absentee ballots can be returned by mail (the certification envelope will already have postage on it). Alternatively, you can return an absentee ballot in-person to the Village Offices, directly to the polls on Election Day or in the 24/7 dropbox outside the municipal center entrance. You check the status of an absentee ballot request at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/TrackMyBallot.
  • Absentee Voting in Person: Due to COVID-19, we are planning to again offer drive-up absentee voting in the Municipal Center parking lot for the two-week period prior to the election (instead of absentee voting inside the Municipal Center). This helps avoid large gatherings inside the building. A valid photo ID must be shown to submit an absentee ballot in person. In-person voting will be available from Tuesday, October 20 to Friday, October 30 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and available until 5 p.m. on October 30.

Voting & Election Questions

For any questions, please contact the Village Offices at (262) 878-1818 or info@uniongrove.net.