From the Office of the Mayor of Green Bay:
Judge William Conley, United States District Court, District of Wisconsin, has given the State of Wisconsin preliminary relief on the request, receipt and processing of absentee ballots. This is very welcome news detailed below. Request your absentee ballot today, April 3rd by 5 pm. With regards to in person voting on April 7th, due to concerns over COVID-19, the city has created two Election Day emergency polling locations at West High School’s gymnasium (966 Shawano Avenue) and East High School’s gymnasium (1415 East Walnut Street). These locations will implement protective measures for both voters and poll workers.
Please read below for more details regarding absentee voting and voting on April 7th.
ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL
The due date for absentee ballots requests has been extended to today, April 3, 2020 at 5 pm. There are three ways to submit a request before 5 pm today. Voters may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and the date you’d like the ballot for, along with a copy of your photo identification. Voters may complete a request at www.myvote.wi.gov. Voters may also drop-off a letter to city hall containing your name, address, and the date you’d like the ballot for, along with a copy of your photo identification.
The deadline for processing absentee ballots has been extended from 8 pm on April 7th to 4 pm on April 13th, 2020. All absentee ballots received by 4 pm on April 13, 2020 will be counted. The City of Green Bay encourages voters to drop-off their completed ballots to the City Hall drop-box, located on the parking-lot side of the building, 100 N. Jefferson Street.
Finally, voters who weren’t able to get a witness can provide a written statement, attesting to their inability to obtain a witness for their absentee ballot. The voter can provide the written statement along with their ballot.
EARLY IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING
Voters may use Green Bay Metro, 901 University Avenue, to vote early in-person absentee. Voting time is extended until 5 pm today, April 3rd. The City of Green Bay urges voters to bring their own black ball-point pen, and in order to maintain social distancing, we will ask that no more than 4 voters gather in the lobby while waiting.
ELECTION DAY POLLING LOCATIONS:
There will be two Election Day emergency polling locations at West High School’s gymnasium (966 Shawano Avenue) and East High School’s gymnasium (1415 East Walnut Street). These will be the only polling locations in the City of Green Bay. These locations will implement protective measures for both voters and poll workers.
- These locations are compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.
- These locations will mandate protective practices, and will retain police department personnel to ensure that everyone remains safe.
- Protective practices are: maintaining a 6-foot physical separation from others (“social-distancing”); staying at home if you feel sick; washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer; and coughing into your sleeve.
- We strongly urge voters to refrain from bringing children.
- We will have freshly sanitized pens, but encourage voters to bring their own black ball-point pens (gel or felt-tip pens are not acceptable, nor are pens of different colors).
- Please have your photo identification ready for inspection by a poll worker. Go to myvote.wi.gov for acceptable forms of photo identification.
- Because of protective practices, it will take more time for voters to cast their ballots.
EAST HIGH SCHOOL POLLING LOCATION: 1415 East Walnut Street
Wards 1-24, 26, & 27 may vote at East High School.
Please use the parking lot adjacent to the high school. Do not park on Baird or block residents’ driveways. Do not park in “no parking” zones.
A ward map can be found HERE.
WEST HIGH SCHOOL POLLING LOCATION: 966 Shawano Avenue
Wards 25, 28-47 may vote at West High School.
Please use the parking lot adjacent to the high school. There’s a lot on the east side of the school closest to the gym, and on the west side of the high school, furthest from the gym. Do not park on Shawano or block residents’ driveways. Do not park in “no parking” zones.
A ward map can be found HERE.
The City of Green Bay strongly urges you to make use of Absentee Voting or Early In-Person Absentee Voting.