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2020.09.19 17:23 zdirienz US Immigrant Needed For School Interview Project!

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2020.09.19 13:28 Floodman11 [Official] The 88th Running of the 24 Heures du Mans - Race Discussion Thread


Everything you need to know about the Le Mans event!

Context, insight, history, experiences, legends, heroes, stories, classes, resources, discussion, times, and everything else you will need to understand this phenomenal event. If you've not had a look at that thread, make sure you check it out!

RACE START - Saturday September 19th, 14:30 Local, 12:30 UTC, 08:30 ET, 22:30 AEST

Track Information: 13.626km (8.467mi) Circuit, located in Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France
Track Website
Official Entry List

Spotters Guide thanks to SpotterGuides.com, @AERO_Paint, and Andy Blackmore, and proudly supported by us here at /WEC

Le Mans 2020 Scratchpad

Community updated sheet for all the important race updates!

Streaming and TV

Check for TV and online distribution in your area!

Be sure to join the discord for alternate timing solutions!

Endurance Chat Podcast

Want to know more about the Le Mans event, the teams, cars, drivers and classes? The Endurance Chat podcast, created by members of /WEC, have got you covered!

Social Media

If you're looking for more interaction, you can find most of the teams, drivers and commentators on Twitter, giving you instant interaction with those in the midst of the event!
Here is a twitter list thanks to victorycb!
Use the hashtags #LeMans24, #24hLM, #24hUnited, #FIAWEC to get involved!
Jump into /WEC's discord server! We have a channel entirely dedicated to Le Mans action, plus voice chat, team ranks, and a very friendly bunch of people!
Don't forget to Flair Up to show your team colours! 2020 Le Mans flairs will be available soonTM
Remember to sort by "new" to stay up to date!
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2020.09.19 08:32 Floodman11 [Official] The 88th Running of the 24 Heures du Mans - Raceday - Supports and Warm Up Thread


Here we go everyone!

Everything you need to know about the Le Mans event!

Context, insight, history, experiences, legends, heroes, stories, classes, resources, discussion, times, and everything else you will need to understand this phenomenal event. If you've not had a look at that thread, make sure you check it out!
Saturday Session times:
  • Porsche Carrera Cup Race - Saturday September 19th, 09:15 Local, 07:15 UTC, 03:15 ET, 17:15 AEST - 45 Minutes
  • Warm Up - Saturday September 19th, 10:30 Local, 08:30 UTC, 04:30 ET, 18:30 AEST - 15 Minutes
  • Road to Le Mans Race 2 - Saturday September 19th, 11:15 Local, 09:15 UTC, 05:15 ET, 19:15 AEST - 55 Minutes
  • RACE START - Saturday September 19th, 14:30 Local, 12:30 UTC, 08:30 ET, 22:30 AEST
Track Information: 13.626km (8.467mi) Circuit, located in Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France
Track Website
Official Entry List

Spotters Guide thanks to SpotterGuides.com, @AERO_Paint, and Andy Blackmore, and proudly supported by us here at /WEC

Streaming and TV

Check for TV and online distribution in your area!

Be sure to join the discord for alternate timing solutions!

Endurance Chat Podcast

Want to know more about the Le Mans event, the teams, cars, drivers and classes? The Endurance Chat podcast, created by members of /WEC, have got you covered!

Social Media

If you're looking for more interaction, you can find most of the teams, drivers and commentators on Twitter, giving you instant interaction with those in the midst of the event!
Here is a twitter list thanks to victorycb!
Use the hashtags #LeMans24, #24hLM, #24hUnited, #FIAWEC to get involved!
Jump into /WEC's discord server! We have a channel entirely dedicated to Le Mans action, plus voice chat, team ranks, and a very friendly bunch of people!
Don't forget to Flair Up to show your team colours! 2020 Le Mans flairs will be available soonTM
Remember to sort by "new" to stay up to date!
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2020.09.18 09:44 XMG_gg XMG Gaming Laptops: First Steps & Troubleshooting

So you got yourself an XMG Gaming Laptop laptop, huh?

Congratulations! :-)
Follow this handy guide to go through your first steps and some commonly recurring questions. This guide is pretty long and might look frightening on first look, but please note:

+++ BREAKING: Fix "No Speaker" issue on XMG FUSION 15 +++

Windows Update has recently brought us a "No speakers, no sound" issue on XMG FUSION 15. Please read all about the solution in this post. This should only be a temporary condition and solved soon by pulling the incompatible driver from Windows Update. Update: incompatible driver has been pulled on May 19, 2020. New driver going to be rolled out shortly.

Now, moving on to the actual content of this thread:

I unboxed my XMG Laptop – what are my first steps?

1. If you purchased with Windows.
When building our laptops, we always make sure to install the latest firmware and drivers. If you purchased with Windows, all drivers will already be installed and you can pretty much start working. NVIDIA updates their driver pretty often, so they might already have a new driver out. Open up GeForce Experience, log into your account and see if the app offers any driver updates.
2. If you purchased without operating system.
Your SSD will be empty, but your firmware will be up to date. Even if you purchase without operating system, we will already have updated the latest BIOS and latest Thunderbolt firmware. Now it’s time to install Windows and install our drivers.
If you don’t have your own Windows install media at hand, you can get the latest official version from here. The drivers for your XMG Laptop will be on a USB thumb drive in your shipping box. If you want to make absolutely sure that you’re getting the latest drivers, download them each by each from our download portal. Both sources will include a PDF file that will guide you through each step. The only tricky step is the Audio driver, where you’ll have to do a specific install and reboot sequence. This is explained in detail in the PDF file.

++ Troubleshooting (all models) +++

The following items might apply to any XMG or SCHENKER model. In fact, they might also apply to laptops from other brands. Further down below, you'll find a section that is more specific to individual models.

My battery life is less than it should be / I have high Idle power consumption / my dGPU is not turning off.

Battery life and power consumption are closely interconnected. If your system consumes too much power – even in Idle – your battery life will suffer.
Preliminary: check your CPU usage, sorted by tasks
Your first look should be into Windows Task Manager, tab "Details" and then sort by "CPU" usage. You should know that your CPU has multiple cores and threads. For example, on i7-9750H (6 cores, 12 threads) if one single-thread task is running at 100%, it translates to "only" 8% CPU load in Task Manager (100 divided by 12 = 8.33). 8% might not look like much at first glance. But in reality it's one core that is running at maximum speed, taking almost as much power as if all cores would run at the same time. This is because the CPU would boost a single core to much higher speed than it would boost all cores together.
In other words: CPU usage values in Task Manager can be misleading, especially if some broken or badly programmed software is going rogue on a single thread. Do the math!
So, on a 6 core CPU, if you have any process in Task Manager constantly running at 8%, something is off. Please identify which task it is, and either end it right there it or uninstall the related software altogether.
Another way to check is to separate the Task Manager CPU activity graph into logical cores. Check these two screenshots:
In my example you can see one core in the middle was almost maxed out for a short amount of time. Thanks to the nature of Turbo Boost, this core would induce a boosted clock speed, leading to almost maxed-out power consumption and high temperatures. This is not always immediately visible because most programs would keep jumping from core to core, so you always see individual spikes to 100% on single core. You can try this yourself by using Prime95 and running it on only 1 thread.
All systems nominal? CPU is nice and idle? Check the dGPU status.
If you don't have any rogue tasks clogging up you CPU but your Idle power consumption is still off the charts, it might be because your NVIDIA GPU (dedicated GPU, dGPU) is not turning itself off.
Under the system of NVIDIA Optimus (MSHybrid), all common Windows apps are run on the Intel UHD Graphics (integrated GPU, iGPU) by default and the dedicated GPU (dGPU) should turn itself off when it is not needed. This removes the dGPU from the power source but it also saves power on the CPU side, because the CPU can turn off the PCI-Express x16 dGPU connection and thus achieve lower sleep states in each CPU cycle. This system can be disturbed in a number of ways, leading to higher power consumption which in turn leads to lower battey life.
1. Check which system monitoring tools you are running in the background
Some system monitoring software intentionally wakes up the dGPU. Keeping such software running in the background will inevitably lead to higher power consumption. We will keep a list of tools here which do and which do not keep the dGPU awake.
Does not keep the dGPU awake Keeps the dGPU awake
CoreTemp AIDA64 (only when “Sensor” pane is open)
HWiNFO64 ASUS GPU Tweak II
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility CPUID HWMonitor
NVIDIA Control Panel MSI Afterburner
Speccy NVIDIA GeForce Experience
TechPowerUp Real Temp NVIDIA Inspector
ThrottleStop NZXT CAM
Windows Task Manager Open Hardware Monitor
TechPowerUp GPU-Z
XMG Control Center (only when “System Monitor” pane is open)
Please check if any of the programs on the right side of the table is running in the background on your machine. If they are, please remove them from Startup in the Task Manager.
Some of the programs on the left side of the table might wake up the dGPU once for a few seconds during initialization. But according to our testing, they won’t keep the dGPU awake during normal operation.
If you want to see, whether or not your dGPU is awake or not, the best bet is to use the “Sensors” function in HWiNFO64 and keep an eye on the GPU Temperature of your NVIDIA GeForce card. If the temperature reads 0°C, the dGPU is sleeping. With a right click on the Temperature value, you can even set up an alarm in form of a sound file, notification popup or logfile entry if the temperature reaches a value ≥ 1.
2. If external monitor is connected, dGPU will be awake.
Both HDMI and USB-C/DisplayPort/Thunderbolt are connected directly to the NVIDIA GeForce card. This dedicated connection gives the XMG FUSION 15 the power to drive very high resolutions, refresh rates and to support G-SYNC and FreeSync on external screens. The trade-off: the dGPU will always be awake as soon as an external monitor is connected. Rendering can still happen on the iGPU (Intel UHD Graphics) - but the dGPU will always be "awake" to deliver the pixels to the screen.
3. The choice of running apps on iGPU vs. dGPU has to be done in Windows Graphics settings now.
Microsoft is taking over the NVIDIA Optimus (MSHybrid) control from NVIDIA. On latest Windows builds and NVIDIA drivers, the NVIDIA driver now shoes a very small warning notification:
Windows OS now manages selection of the graphics processor. Open Windows graphics settings
If you notice that certain apps wake up the dGPU, please see if you can assign them to the internal graphics in this new Windows setting dialogue. Please note that the aforementioned benchmark and system monitoring apps apps will override/ignore this setting anyway. But it should work fine for most if not all productivity apps and games.
4. Every app is running on dGPU as soon as external monitor is connected? No.
NVIDIA’s Control Center has a hidden function called “NVIDIA GPU Activity” which supposedly shows which app is being rendered on the dGPU. You can find it by enabling "Display GPU Activity Monitor Icon in Notification Area".
Unfortunately, this function is not accurate when using an external monitor. As soon as you have an external monitor connected, the notification window shows every newly launched app as if it’s being rendered on the dGPU, even though it is not. This has been confirmed by our NVIDIA contacts to be a general issue that affects all laptops with NVIDIA Optimus (MSHybrid) of every brand.
It does not look as if NVIDIA has any plans to resolve this issue. Therefor, the “NVIDIA GPU Activity” will continue to show inaccurate information and should rather not be used at all.
5. dGPU does not go back to sleep after disconnecting external screen while browser is open
If you launch your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge) while you are connected to an external screen, the browser’s hardware acceleration will use the dGPU. This happens despite the fact that you are forcing that app to run on Integrated Graphics. If the browser keeps running after you connect the external screen, it will keep the dGPU awake.
Even sending the laptop to Standby and waking it up again won’t change that fact. The dGPU will only go back to sleep after you close the specific app that triggered this behaviour.
This seems to affect every laptop with NVIDIA Optimus (MSHybrid) – not only XMG laptops.
We have filed a report with NVIDIA and we are awaiting their feedback.
Here is a short list of apps that are affected and not affected by this issue:
Affected Not affected (Control Group)
Google Chrome Microsoft Word
Mozilla Firefox notepad.exe
Microsoft Edge
This might also affect other apps if they are secretly using the dGPU for Hardware Acceleration. But so far, the 3 major browsers are the only apps we have confirmed to trigger this behaviour.
According to what we heard, NVIDIA does not seem to have any plans to fix this issue on a fundamental basis.
Workaround #1: Restart your Browser
Close your browser and launch it again after disconnecting from the external screen.
Workaround #2: Disable Hardware Acceleration in Browser
You can find this in the Settings menu of your Browser.
Workaround #3: Disable and re-enable the dGPU instead of closing your Webbrowser
Download here: dGpuCycle Script.zip
Written by Notebookcheck user ‘Stepon’ (source). You can open the script with Notepad to read the source code.
After disconnecting the external screen, run this Batch Script with Admin privileges. The script will disable and re-enable the dGPU in Device Manager. During that moment, your browser will drop the Hardware Acceleration from dGPU and go back to iGPU. Chrome will flicker for a fraction of a second. If you play any videos on your browser while running the script, you might have to restart playback by jumping to a different point in the video timeline.
With some programming skills can be further automated to always run in the background.
6. Same as above, but for most if not all apps that use a browser engine underneath.
The browser hardware acceleration issue applies to apps that are using a browser engine to create their GUI. If you launch such an app while you're connected to an external monitor, they will use the dGPU for hardware acceleration and won't let go of it until you either close the app or manually disable the dGPU. The most popular such apps are:
The most widespread framework for such apps is Electron, but it's not limited to that. For example, Spotify uses a different implementation, based on Chromium browser engine.
We are not aware of any way to disable hardware acceleration on these apps. Disabling hardware acceleration in your browser won't affect those apps. The only workarounds are:
As with other root causes in this section, this seems to apply to every laptop with NVIDIA Optimus. We have asked NVIDIA to comment in April 2020.
7. Outdated Killer Wi-Fi driver increasing power consumption.
We had a report where an outdated Killer Wi-Fi suite caused high background CPU load. If you are using a Rivet Networks Killer Wi-Fi module, please download and install the latest drivers here.
8. Missing NVIDIA USB-C and Audio drivers keep the dGPU awake?
We have a report from a user who made a custom install of NVIDIA drivers and unselected the NVIDIA USB-C and Audio drivers because he thought we won't need them. In this case, not having those drivers will cause the main driver to not shutdown the dGPU when searching for those two drivers. We were not able to reproduce it but we'll leave it in this guide for future reference. Solution: reinstall NVIDIA drivers and include every driver, even the optional ones.
9. Outdated Windows and firmware?
If you haven’t already, make sure you are running the latest Windows updates and the latest BIOS. Some major Windows milestones (also called “Redstone” updated) need to be triggered manually by opening Windows Updates, then “Checking for updates”. Under “Optional updates”, there might be a “Feature update” which you can initiate with “Download and install now” (screenshot).
10. Third party PCIe/NVMe SSD preventing CPU from sleeping?
We had recently a few reports on budget SSDs from smaller brands preventing the CPU from reaching C8 sleep states, severely cutting battery life. If you upgrades your SSD yourself with a model that is not listed in our online shop, please consider to swap it out, re-install Windows from scratch and try again. If you found your SSD to be the culprit, please share the product name with us.
11. Corsair iCue Software causes +10W power consumption?
We have seen this report from multiple users. This one was the first:
I spent a week trying to figure out why the processor on my Fusion 15 was consuming so much power when idle (around 10W!). My battery life was absolutely abysmal at about 2.5 hours on a full charge. I thought I had ruled out the iCue software because I closed the app completely, but it turns out only a complete uninstall will allow everything to return to normal so it must have been the mouse driver itself rather than the iCue software.
Source
We haven't checked it ourselves but any kind of hardware-related 3rd party software could potentially cause power saving issues on any system.
12. Epic Games Launcher running on dGPU
First reported here]. Solution is in the top reply to that thread.
13. Paint 3D causes the dGPU to stay 'ON' by running in the Background, even after Reboot
This seems to be a real issue based on a bug from Microsoft. Check this thread for details.
14. Other reason? Cannot reach CPU Package C8 Residency? Please take part in our survey
Please read this post for an introduction into CPU Package C8 Residency states. The post includes a link to a survey to collect analytical data from users who just can't get their power consumption down despite already having implemented all prior suggestions.
15. Dig deeper? Check out this amazing in-depth guide about Windows power saving optimization and C-States.
Written by user Che0063 on Notebookreview in 2018 and constantly updated into 2020, this guide is a deep dive into all things C-States.
You can find a PDF copy (pulled on 2020/05/26) of this guide here.

Random short spikes in lag and stutter

Intel Driver and Support Assistant (DSA) is acting up, causing CPU spikes up to 40% every 1-5 minutes.
Taken from this post:
Intel Driver and Support Assistant (DSA) is acting up, causing CPU spikes up to 40% every 1-5 minutes. See this picture of task manager cumulative CPU time. Funny you already mentioned that it stopped working, as I experienced the same thing.
Solution (TL;DR):
Uninstall Intel DSA for now. You can do this via the windows Apps and Programs, or if it fails for any reason, download the official Uninstaller from the intel website.
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My laptop randomly wakes up from Standby.

1. Firmware solution for Wake-up 3 hours after entering Sleep/Standby. (XMG FUSION 15 only)
There was an issue with the NVIDIA USB-C driver which caused the laptop to wake up exactly 3 hours after entering Standby. The laptop was trying to transition into Hibernate (Suspend to Disk) but failed to do so. This issue is resolved in BIOS 0062 and beyond.
2. Disable Wake timers (applies to any PC and Laptop)
Depending on your Windows configuration, there might be certain task schedules (including Windows Updates) which prompt the laptop to wake-up from Sleep or Hibernate. To check on these issues, please read this article. The most common solution is to disable the “Allow wake timers” option for both “plugged in” and “on-battery”. Please note: this setting depends on each power profile and your laptop has three of them: Silent, Balanced, Enthusiast. Please switch to each of these profiles and modify “Allow wake timer” in the Advanced settings in Windows power options for each one of these.
3. Check the Wake-up cause
There is a simple command that will tell you the reason why your laptop woke up for the last time. Usually this is something like "Power Button" or "Lid Opening", but in your case it might point to a different driver or Windows component. Find "Command Prompt" in Start Menu and type:
powercfg -lastwake 
This command does not need Admin right. Please copy it by marking the output text and pressing Enter. The marked text from the Command Prompt windows is now in your clipboard and can be pasted into a text file or message box. Alternatively you can take a picture and report back to us.

My laptop needs a long time to boot up.

Cold Boot and Wake-up from Hibernate should not take much more than 12 seconds between pressing the power button and seeing the login screen wallpaper. If your laptop takes much longer, please consider the following options.
1. Enable “Fast Boot”.
Enabling “Fast Boot” in BIOS is a requirement to use Microsoft’s “Hybrid Boot” technology which saves a lot of time on Cold Boot. Before shipping, we always enable “Fast Boot” in all XMG laptops – but it might get disabled by user operation. On some models, it might also get disabled during BIOS Reset. To make sure, you have “Fast Boot” enabled, follow these steps:
(the location of the "Fast Boot" option might be slightly, depending on your model)
2. Flash firmware again
You can clearly seperate the boot process between BIOS time and Windows time. Everything that happens before you see the XMG boot logo is BIOS time. On XMG FUSION 15, it usually takes about 7 seconds between pressing the power button and seeing the XMG boot logo for the first time. If this time period is much, much longer in your case, the root cause might be in hardware or firmware.
One potential solution was found in this post. This user already had a system with Thunderbolt Firmware NVM v56. But based on a hunch, he just tried to update the same firmware again and it instantly fixed his long BIOS time.
It makes kind of sense. VBIOS, Thunderbolt... those are large, complex and kind of external components that are initialized in the very early steps of the the BIOS. If anything is stalling there, you won't see the boot logo because the BIOS hasn't even attempted yet to start talking to the SSD.
Rule of thumb: if you have long BIOS time before you see the XMG logo, please consider to flash the BIOS and the Thunderbolt Firmware again.
Now, let's look at various Windows-based causes:
3. Clean up TEMP folders
Taken from this post.
Found out, during each boot Windows (namely it's ProfSvc service) takes everything you have in users/yourprofile folder and writes over those files. I suspect it's changing some meta data in the files. Probably edditing read/write premissions. But it goes one by one. And logon process waits for it to finish. As long as your computer is relatively clean, this operation takes a second or two. But when Visual Studio update "forgets" 160 000 files in your AppData/Temp folder, it results in 35 secs of profile loading during boot. All I needed was to empty the Temp folder and the bootups are back in normal!
You can either clean the Temp folders manually or use a software like CCleaner. Please beware, we would only recommend CCleaner to clean temp files, but don't clean the Windows Registry. It's usually safe to do but it can sometimes lead to false positive situations and side-effects.
4. Riot Games 'Vanguard' might block one of our drivers
If you have game titles from Riot Games installed, the software 'Vanguard' might be blocking the 'inpoutx64.sys' driver on some of our systems. This driver is related to the Control Center. We have heard of one single case where the presence of Vanguard lead to a significantly increased boot-time. In other cases however, it had no effect despite getting the 'Vanguard has blocked' message in Windows.
We will share this information with our ODM to see if our signed inpoutx64.sys/dll can be whitelisted. Meanwhile, please consider disabling or uninstalling Vanguard to see if it improves your boot time.
5. Consider a clean reinstall
It might be inconvenient, but if you have any boot times that are wildly longer than above reference data, please consider a clean Windows installation. 'Clean' means deleting the system partitions on your SSD in the first step of the installation procedure. Before you do this, you should backup all important data on external storage.
6. Other causes.
If your system still takes a long time to even display the XMG boot logo or to boot into the Login prompt, there might be another issue at hand. Please make sure to update your BIOS, load setup defaults, enable “Fast Boot” again and make sure that your Windows and drivers are up to date. Please also consider to follow the generic advice in this article.
There is currently no other known systematic issue that prevents our laptops from doing a fast boot or fast wake-up. If you cannot resolve the issue on your machine, please consider to backup your data and do a clean Windows re-install.
7. Discussion
For XMG FUSION 15 we have opened a dedicated tread about expected boot times after a clean install. Please move all relevant discussion to this thread:
Thank you!

My microphone does not sound right

(I might be using Discord)
First, please make sure you increased the microphone gain to 100% and added the +20dB boost.
Now, some apps including Discord put additional processing on the microphone, including echo and noise cancellation. This can have a negative effect on microphone audio quality. Please see if you can disable all such options from your chat application and from the Realtek Control Panel.

I have random Bluescreens

Bluescreens can have a number of reasons. Sometimes, the error message or driver reference can already point at a root cause. If there are too many possible root causes, here are some generic tips.
How to use MemTest86 to test my RAM
Follow these steps:
PRO TIP: If you have MemTest86 errors, you can try to open your laptop and test both memory modules individually. Remove one module and run the test again. If the errors only show on one of the modules, try the same module again in the other (empty) RAM slot. If the module shown errors when run individually in both of the RAM slots, it might be indeed faulty.
If the RAM modules are actually not faulty, it can sometimes also help to just remove and replace (reseat) them. Sometimes, if they are not properly connected, they might also prompt random errors including iGPU graphics artifacts.

+++ Troubleshooting XMG FUSION 15 (2019) +++

The following items apply only to XMG FUSION 15. Please check first if your issue is covered under the general section above. The latest BIOS and Control Center update can be found in this thread.

My speaker sound is underwhelming / I cannot get Soundblaster Connect running.

Sound Blaster Connect is an important app to improve the experience of the audio system. It can increase volume (SmartVol) and Bass of the speakers.
1. Reinstall Audio drivers in the proper sequence
Normally, when all pre-requisites are met, Soundblaster Connect should install automatically from Windows. You can then find it with a simple search for “Sound Blaster” in the Windows Start menu. If Sound Blaster Connect is no where to be found or if it only shows an empty screen, please follow the sequence precisely:
If you are connected to the Internet, the system will now automatically install "Sound Blaster Connect" from Microsoft Store. This might take a few minutes or more. When in doubt, reboot once more after the Soundblaster-Creative_Audio_Effects.

My touchpad sometimes does not react.

This is a very rare issue that we have encountered a few times. For some users we have fixed it by replacing the laptop. The root cause is not entirely clear yet but there have been a few successful workarounds.
Solution #1: Set Touchpad to “Most Sensitive”
Find the “Touchpad” settings in Windows Start menu and change the sensitivity setting to “Most Sensitive”. Please report via PM with your order number if this fixes the issue for you.
Solution #2: Reinstall BIOS and Control Center
We have reports from users who got rid of any Touchpad issues by reinstalling the BIOS and Control Center. Please get the appropriate downloads from our Download Portal.

My CPU shows high activity in idle while having devices connected to USB-C port.

We are currently tracking an issue where users have reported >10% CPU usage in Idle while having certain devices connected to the USB-C port.
Current Workaround: Disable Automatic Sleep on Thunderbolt controller
Device Manager > System devices > Thunderbolt Controller > Power Management > Disable "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"

I’m unable to turn off my keyboard backlight during boot.

Normally, if you disable the keyboard backlight in Control Center using the slider switch, it should also be disabled during Reboot, Cold Boot etc. We had one report of a rare issue where this settings was not applied to firmware anymore. If you encounter this issue, please click the “Restore” button in Control Center to reset all you Keyboard Backlight settings. Then, try again to disable the Keyboard Backlight and reboot.

My keyboard backlight is not turning on anymore.

We had a few reports of keyboard backlight not being able to turn on anymore. If you encounter this issue, please reset your BIOS settings.

I cannot access my BIOS Setup (F2) anymore.

This is another very rare issue that was only reported once so far. If you cannot access your BIOS Setup, you cannot do a BIOS Reset anymore.
Solution: Remove CMOS Jumper from Mainboard and Reboot
The mainboard of XMG FUSION 15 has a jumper to control the BIOS Reset. In order to reach this jumper, you will need to remove the bottom case of the laptop. This is as easy as removing the 10 screws on the bottom side and then simply lifting the bottom cover away from the laptop.
The jumper is located next to the WiFi module
If the jumper is removed, the laptop will show a special menu after on boot which will allow you to reset the BIOS Settings to Default.
After having done this Reset, please place the jumper again it it's original position, connecting pins "1" and "2" as seen in the "Top View" picture linked above.
Now, please see if you can now get back into BIOS Setup with the F2 key during boot.

My external USB mouse sometimes stops moving.

We have some reports from USB gaming mouse with ≥1000Hz polling rate that sometimes stop working when used together with USB hubs, both on USB-A and USB-C (Thunderbolt).
Please install the latest official drivers from your mouse vendor and see if you can reduce the polling rate to 500Hz to see if it makes any difference.

My system consumes about 1~2% battery in Standby/Sleep mode

This is normal and also affects both XMG FUSION and XMG NEO series with opto-mechanical keyboard. Reason: the keyboard consumes slightly over 1W even in standby, because it is still firing up the Infrared barriers for every individual switch. This is to make sure that the keyboard can wake the system from standby. This translates to a power consumption (witch charger, measured at wall socket) of up to 1.8W in Standby if the battery is already fully charged. Due to a hardware design constraint, the power of the keyboard switches cannot be turned off, unless the system is sent to Hibernate (S4) or Shutdown (S5).
Workaround: use Hibernate. By default, Standby automatically transitions into Hibernate after 180 minutes. You can shorten this timespan in the Advanced Power Options in Windows (Screenshot). You have to do this for each of the Performance Profiles that you use (Silent, Balanced, Enthusiast). Before that, you have to enable Hibernate in this menu.

I would like to improve my DPC Latencies.

For guaranteed low DPC latencies, please check out our SCHENKER Audio Editions. For all other models, we're going to collect a number of tips here over time.

I have issues with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 adapters on XMG FUSION 15

XMG FUSION 15 (2019, XFU15L19) had a bit of a shaky history with some USB-C adapters and Thunderbolt Docking Stations. It seems like the most serious issues have been ironed out with BIOS 0064 and Thunderbolt Firmware-Update NVM v56. If you plan to use USB-C port and you purchased your laptop before May 2020, please make sure to update your firmware as explained in this thread:
If you are still not sure which USB-C peripherals to buy, please check out our list of validated products in this thread:
Thank you!


That's all, folks.

For more FAQ on XMG, SCHENKER and Bestware, please check our FAQ Page: https://bestware.com/faqs/
If we find more commonly asked questions (especially ones that are specific to popular models), we will add them to this guide.
If you have any questions or issues that are not covered in this guide, please reply in the comments below!
// Tom
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2020.09.18 08:10 Floodman11 [Official] The 88th Running of the 24 Heures du Mans - Friday Action Thread - FP4, Hyperpole, Supports


Here we go everyone!

Everything you need to know about the Le Mans event!

Context, insight, history, experiences, legends, heroes, stories, classes, resources, discussion, times, and everything else you will need to understand this phenomenal event. If you've not had a look at that thread, make sure you check it out!
Thursday Session times:
  • Road To Le Mans Qualifying Practice - Friday September 18th, 08:30 Local, 06:30 UTC, 02:30 ET, 16:30 AEST - 20 Min x 2 classes
  • Free Practice 4 - Friday September 18th, 10:00 Local, 08:00 UTC, 04:00 ET, 18:00 AEST - 1 Hour
  • HYPERPOLE - Friday September 18th, 11:30 Local, 09:30 UTC, 05:30 ET, 19:30 AEST - 30 Minutes
  • Porsche Carrera Cup Practice 1 - Friday September 18th, 13:00 Local, 11:00 UTC, 07:00 ET, 21:00 AEST - 45 Minutes
  • Road To Le Mans Race 1 - Friday September 18th, 14:15 Local, 12:15 UTC, 08:15 ET, 22:15 AEST - 55 Minutes
  • Porsche Carrera Cup Practice 2 - Friday September 18th, 15:45 Local, 13:45 UTC, 09:45 ET, 23:45 AEST - 45 Minutes
  • Porsche Carrera Cup Qualifying Practice - Friday September 18th, 17:30 Local, 15:30 UTC, 11:30 ET, Saturday 01:30 AEST - 1 Hour
Track Information: 13.626km (8.467mi) Circuit, located in Le Mans, Pays de la Loire, France
Track Website
Official Entry List

Spotters Guide thanks to SpotterGuides.com, @AERO_Paint, and Andy Blackmore, and proudly supported by us here at /WEC

Streaming and TV

Check for TV and online distribution in your area!

Be sure to join the discord for alternate timing solutions!

Endurance Chat Podcast

Want to know more about the Le Mans event, the teams, cars, drivers and classes? The Endurance Chat podcast, created by members of /WEC, have got you covered!

Social Media

If you're looking for more interaction, you can find most of the teams, drivers and commentators on Twitter, giving you instant interaction with those in the midst of the event!
Here is a twitter list thanks to victorycb!
Use the hashtags #LeMans24, #24hLM, #24hUnited, #FIAWEC to get involved!
Jump into /WEC's discord server! We have a channel entirely dedicated to Le Mans action, plus voice chat, team ranks, and a very friendly bunch of people!
Don't forget to Flair Up to show your team colours! 2020 Le Mans flairs will be available soonTM
Remember to sort by "new" to stay up to date!
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2020.09.17 21:43 flyinmacaronimonster Absentee and In-Person Voting in Milwaukee

Hey Milwaukeeans!
Election Season officially begins for you as absentee ballots start going out to all registered voters that have requested a ballot, starting today.
Before I go any further, if there is one key piece of advice for you if you are voting absentee, it's that you DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT, and instead drop it off. There is a genuinely good reason for this, and I will explain further down below.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so right now. You can do so using this link:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
Wednesday, October 14 is the deadline to register to vote online and by mail. You can also register to vote in-person at your municipal clerk's office during business hours up until 5:00pm or end of business on Friday, October 30. For City of Milwaukee voters, you should call the clerk's office if you want to register in person, although I would recommend finding an alternate method of voter registration. If you live outside of the City of Milwaukee, in any one of the three WOW (Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington) counties, you should do the same, and contact your municipal clerk.
https://city.milwaukee.gov/cityclerk
https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/countyclerk/
https://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/162/Election-Information
https://www.co.washington.wi.us/264
Wisconsin is also one of a few states that also allows for same-day voter registration on Election Day, so, if you have forgotten to register to vote by Friday, October 30, you can still register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, and then subsequently vote in-person.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MACHINE HACKING, KEEP IN MIND THAT WISCONSIN DOES NOT USE VOTING MACHINES IN THEIR ELECTIONS AS OF 2020, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE MACHINES WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL. In Milwaukee, and the WOW counties, ballot marking devices (a bit different than a voting "machine") will be used by people with disabilities, but for the majority of voters (i.e. ones without a disability), hand-marked paper ballots will be used.
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/79
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/133
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/131
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/89
If you are voting in-person or are a first-time absentee voter, or, if you are requesting an absentee ballot and have updated your name or address, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request. The reason why you need to show ID with an absentee ballot request if you have had a name or address change is because you essentially need to re-register, and every time you register or re-register to vote, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
In terms of Photo ID in general, Wisconsin has a very strict photo ID law. Most photo IDs (like a driver's license) need to be up to date as of November 6, 2018. If you need to update your driver's license or other photo ID, please do so now or as soon as possible. Some photo IDs must be unexpired, but most do not need to be.
Here's a site that explains the types of voter ID that are acceptable:
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
If you have registered to vote and have not requested an absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot if you would like. Again, remember: if you have never requested an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, or, if you have updated your name or address, you will need a photo ID to accompany your absentee ballot request.
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN-PERSON INSTEAD OF ABSENTEE-BY-MAIL, SKIP TO THE IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON SECTION BELOW
Once you have requested and have received your absentee ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. As well, YOU WILL NEED 1 SIGNATURE WITNESS to sign the envelope. A witness can be anybody over 18 who is not running for public office.
If you are worried about your ballot being rejected due to a mismatched signature, do not worry as they will not reject it outright without letting you know, and without giving you a chance to fix it, HOWEVER this process needs to be done before polls close (8:00pm CT) on Election Day. Because of this, please make sure to avoid dropping off your ballot on Election Day if possible, and instead drop it off earlier, and preferably as early as possible.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797
Once you have done all that DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT. The real reason why is because Wisconsin makes it incredibly easy to return your absentee ballot. Wisconsin, like Michigan, administers their elections New England-style. In other words, each municipality is basically in charge of administering the election.
So, your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk will be the ones sending out ballots, and your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk's office will be the ones that your ballot will ultimately need to be returned to. This makes it easier to drop off your ballot, as you will not need to go far to drop it off.
When sending back your ballot, it is important to note that you need to drop it off in the MUNICIPALITY that you are voting in, NOT in the county. For example, if you live in the City of Milwaukee, you will need to drop it off within the city limits of Milwaukee, and not anywhere else in Milwaukee County.
In terms of dropping off your absentee ballot, there are 4 ways to do so:
1) Drop it off at a drop-box in your municipality
I have been doing research on the extent to which ballot drop-boxes exist in Wisconsin. I have found that, in nearly all cities, villages, and towns there is at least 1 drop-box in any given municipality. In the City of Milwaukee, there will be 15 secure drop-boxes all over the city. As well, virtually every municipality in Milwaukee and the WOW Counties (Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington Counties) have a drop box within their municipality, usually at the city/town/village hall. Use these drop-boxes as the primary option of ballot drop-off. Contact your municipal clerk for more details about where your drop box is located.
2) Hand-deliver it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
It is highly recommended that you avoid returning your ballot in-person if you are in the City of Milwaukee, and instead use a drop box. If you insist on using this option, contact the City Clerk's office in Advance. Same with the cities in Milwaukee County and also the WOW Counties.
3) Return to a polling site during the Early Voting period.
You can also return your ballot to an early voting site. For the City of Milwaukee, Early Voting is held between Tuesday, October 20 and Sunday, November 1. Drive thru early voting may be available in some locations, which could possibly make it easier to drop off your ballot. As a side note, both Fiserv Arena downtown and Miller Park on the west end are being used as essentially massive early voting sites. Check the links below for early voting hours and dates in Milwaukee City and Milwaukee County. If you are in the WOW counties contact your municipal clerk for more details about early voting times.
4) Return to a polling site on Election Day.
This is also an option for dropping off your ballot, however it is more recommended that you drop it off earlier. Still, it is an option if need be.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://city.milwaukee.gov/cityclerk
https://city.milwaukee.gov/election/Voter-Info/Absentee-Ballot-Drop-Off-Sites [DROP-BOXES]
https://city.milwaukee.gov/election/ElectionInformation/In-Person-Absentee-Schedule [EARLY VOTING]
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2020/09/17/milwaukee-has-15-secure-drop-boxes-absentee-ballots-cast-vote-instead-of-mailing-ballot/3474731001/ [BALLOT DROP-BOXES]
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2020/08/31/fiserv-forum-and-miller-park-used-early-voting-locations-november-general-election/3446575001/ [EARLY VOTING AT MILLER PARK AND FISERV ARENA]
https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/County-Clerk/Election-Commission
https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/county-clerk/Election-Commission/Documents/GeneralElectionEarlyVotingSchedule.11.3.pdf [MILWAUKEE COUNTY EARLY VOTING]
https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/ElectionInformation/
https://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/162/Election-Information
https://www.co.washington.wi.us/departments.iml?mdl=departments.mdl&ID=CLK
Generally speaking, you, and only you, should drop off your own ballot, however, if you cannot drop it off yourself, you can have somebody else that you trust drop it off for you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY WHO YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
Ballots need to be returned by 8:00pm CT on Election Day.
For several reasons, including the fact that ballot drop-off is local, the fact that there is a drop-box or drop-off point in virtually every municipality, and also because there there are so many options for dropping off your ballot, Wisconsin is, in my opinion, one of the very easiest states to drop off your ballot, and is even up there with Oregon and Washington in terms of ease of dropping it off.
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON
If you want to vote in-person, it is recommended that you vote as early as possible.
For the City of Milwaukee, Early Voting is held between Tuesday, October 20 and Sunday, November 1. Drive thru early voting may be available in some locations. As a side note, both Fiserv Arena downtown and Miller Park on the west end are being used as essentially massive early voting sites. Check the links below for early voting hours and dates in Milwaukee City and Milwaukee County. If you are in the WOW counties contact your municipal clerk for more details about early voting times.
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though it is recommended that you vote early if you are voting in person. Again, make sure you have your valid photo ID.
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://city.milwaukee.gov/cityclerk
https://city.milwaukee.gov/election/ElectionInformation/In-Person-Absentee-Schedule [EARLY VOTING]
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2020/08/31/fiserv-forum-and-miller-park-used-early-voting-locations-november-general-election/3446575001/ [EARLY VOTING AT MILLER PARK AND FISERV ARENA]
https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/county-clerk/Election-Commission/Documents/GeneralElectionEarlyVotingSchedule.11.3.pdf [MILWAUKEE COUNTY EARLY VOTING]
https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/ElectionInformation/
https://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/162/Election-Information
https://www.co.washington.wi.us/departments.iml?mdl=departments.mdl&ID=CLK
Stay safe, vote, and please remember to drop off your absentee ballots and not mail it back unless completely and utterly necessary.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://bringit.wi.gov/ [PHOTO ID]
https://bringit.wi.gov/frequently-asked-questions
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/79 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/133 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/131 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/89 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6788
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL- 121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797 [CURE PROCESS]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6816 [witness signature]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://city.milwaukee.gov/cityclerk
https://city.milwaukee.gov/election/Voter-Info/Absentee-Ballot-Drop-Off-Sites [DROP-BOXES]
https://city.milwaukee.gov/election/ElectionInformation/In-Person-Absentee-Schedule [EARLY VOTING]
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2020/09/17/milwaukee-has-15-secure-drop-boxes-absentee-ballots-cast-vote-instead-of-mailing-ballot/3474731001/ [BALLOT DROP-BOXES]
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2020/08/31/fiserv-forum-and-miller-park-used-early-voting-locations-november-general-election/3446575001/ [VOTING AT MILLER PARK AND FISERV ARENA]
https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/County-Clerk/Election-Commission
https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/county-clerk/Election-Commission/Documents/GeneralElectionEarlyVotingSchedule.11.3.pdf [MILWAUKEE COUNTY EARLY VOTING]
https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/ElectionInformation/
https://www.co.ozaukee.wi.us/162/Election-Information
https://www.co.washington.wi.us/departments.iml?mdl=departments.mdl&ID=CLK
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/07/Safeguarding-Our-Democracy-with-Vote-by-Mail_DemocracyDocket_UPDATED_JULY2020.pdf [anybody can drop off a ballot]
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2020.09.17 20:50 flyinmacaronimonster Absentee and In-Person Voting in Wausau

Hey people of Wausau!
Election Season officially begins for you as absentee ballots start going out to all registered voters that have requested a ballot, starting today.
Before I go any further, if there is one key piece of advice for you if you are voting absentee, it's that you DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT, and instead drop it off. There is a genuinely good reason for this, and I will explain further down below.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so right now. You can do so using this link:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
Wednesday, October 14 is the deadline to register to vote online and by mail. You can also register to vote in-person at your municipal clerk's office during business hours up until 5:00pm or end of business on Friday, October 30. For City of Wausau it will be between 8am and 4:30pm MON-FRI at the City Clerk's office at City Hall @ 407 Grant St in downtown Wausau. If you live outside of the City of Wausau in Marathon County, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours, or check the link below from the Wausau Daily Herald:
https://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/Services/Elections.aspx
https://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/news/local/2020/09/15/wausau-elections-absentee-ballot-drop-off-locations/5752781002/ [WAUSAU CITY & MARATHON COUNTY BALLOT DROP-BOX LOCATIONS/EARLY VOTING (INCOMPLETE LIST; IF YOUR MUNICIPALITY IS NOT LISTED CONTACT YOUR MUNICIPAL CLERK FOR MORE DETAILS)]
Wisconsin is also one of a few states that also allows for same-day voter registration on Election Day, so, if you have forgotten to register to vote by Friday, October 30, you can still register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, and then subsequently vote in-person.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MACHINE HACKING, KEEP IN MIND THAT WISCONSIN DOES NOT USE VOTING MACHINES IN THEIR ELECTIONS AS OF 2020, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE MACHINES WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL. In Marathon County, ballot marking devices (a bit different than a voting "machine") will be used by people with disabilities, but for the majority of voters (i.e. ones without a disability), hand-marked paper ballots will be used.
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/73
If you are voting in-person or are a first-time absentee voter, or, if you are requesting an absentee ballot and have updated your name or address, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request. The reason why you need to show ID with an absentee ballot request if you have had a name or address change is because you essentially need to re-register, and every time you register or re-register to vote, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
In terms of Photo ID in general, Wisconsin has a very strict photo ID law. Most photo IDs (like a driver's license) need to be up to date as of November 6, 2018. If you need to update your driver's license or other photo ID, please do so now or as soon as possible. Some photo IDs must be unexpired, but most do not need to be.
Here's a site that explains the types of voter ID that are acceptable:
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
If you have registered to vote and have not requested an absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot if you would like. Again, remember: if you have never requested an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, or, if you have updated your name or address, you will need a photo ID to accompany your absentee ballot request.
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN-PERSON INSTEAD OF ABSENTEE-BY-MAIL, SKIP TO THE IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON SECTION BELOW
Once you have requested and have received your absentee ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. As well, YOU WILL NEED 1 SIGNATURE WITNESS to sign the envelope. A witness can be anybody over 18 who is not running for public office.
If you are worried about your ballot being rejected due to a mismatched signature, do not worry as they will not reject it outright without letting you know, and without giving you a chance to fix it, HOWEVER this process needs to be done before polls close (8:00pm CT) on Election Day. Because of this, please make sure to avoid dropping off your ballot on Election Day if possible, and instead drop it off earlier, and preferably as early as possible.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797
Once you have done all that DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT. The real reason why is because Wisconsin makes it incredibly easy to return your absentee ballot. Wisconsin, like Michigan, administers their elections New England-style. In other words, each municipality is basically in charge of administering the election.
So, your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk will be the ones sending out ballots, and your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk's office will be the ones that your ballot will ultimately need to be returned to. This makes it easier to drop off your ballot, as you will not need to go far to drop it off.
When sending back your ballot, it is important to note that you need to drop it off in the MUNICIPALITY that you are voting in, NOT in the county. For example, if you live in the City of Wausau, you will need to drop it off within the city limits of Wausau, and not anywhere else in Marathon County.
In terms of dropping off your absentee ballot, there are 4 ways to do so:
1) Drop it off at a drop-box in your municipality
I have been doing research on the extent to which ballot drop-boxes exist in Wisconsin. I have found that, in nearly all cities, villages, and towns there is at least 1 drop-box in any given municipality. In the City of Wausau, there will be 1 drop-box outside of City Hall at 407 Grant St. If you live outside of Wausau city limits, drop boxes will likely be available in almost all municipalities, although it is also possible that you may need to arrange a drop-off with your municipal clerk if you live in a smaller and more rural township, though, again, it varies by municipality. Check out the link from the Wausau Daily Herald Below or contact your municipal clerk for more details.
2) Hand-deliver it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
The City Clerk's office in Wausau will be open from 8am-4:30pm MON-FRI at City Hall, through to Election Day for ballot drop off. Hours will likely be extended on Election Day. This is still another option for you to drop off your ballot, however, it is more recommended that you drop off your ballot off at the one of the two drop-box at City Hall. If you live outside of the City of Wausau, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours or check out the list below. Please be safe when returning it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
3) Return to a polling site during the Early Voting period.
Early Voting in the City of Wausau is available every day from Tuesday, October 20 through to Friday, October 30, except for Sunday, October 25. You can drop off your ballot at the early voting site. Drive thru voting will be available on Friday, October 23 between 3pm-7pm and on Saturday, October 24 between 8am-3pm. For early voting outside of the city of Wausau in Marathon County, contact your municipal clerk's office for more details.
4) Return to a polling site on Election Day.
This is also an option for dropping off your ballot, however it is more recommended that you drop it off earlier. Still, it is an option if need be.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/Services/Elections.aspx
https://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/news/local/2020/09/15/wausau-elections-absentee-ballot-drop-off-locations/5752781002/ [WAUSAU CITY & MARATHON COUNTY BALLOT DROP-BOX LOCATIONS/EARLY VOTING (INCOMPLETE LIST; IF YOUR MUNICIPALITY IS NOT LISTED CONTACT YOUR MUNICIPAL CLERK FOR MORE DETAILS)]
https://www.wsaw.com/2020/09/16/wausau-safe-elections-task-force-confirms-drive-thru-voting-option/
Generally speaking, you, and only you, should drop off your own ballot, however, if you cannot drop it off yourself, you can have somebody else that you trust drop it off for you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY WHO YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
Ballots need to be returned by 8:00pm CT on Election Day.
For several reasons, including the fact that ballot drop-off is local, the fact that there is a drop-box or drop-off point in virtually every municipality, and also because there there are so many options for dropping off your ballot, Wisconsin is, in my opinion, one of the very easiest states to drop off your ballot, and is even up there with Oregon and Washington in terms of ease of dropping it off.
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON
If you want to vote in-person, it is recommended that you vote as early as possible.
Early Voting in the City of Wausau is available every day from Tuesday, October 20 through to Friday, October 30, except for Sunday, October 25. You can drop off your ballot at the early voting site. Drive thru voting will be available on Friday, October 23 between 3pm-7pm and on Saturday, October 24 between 8am-3pm. For early voting outside of the city of Wausau in Marathon County, contact your municipal clerk's office for more details.
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though it is recommended that you vote early if you are voting in person. Again, make sure you have your valid photo ID.
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
https://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/Services/Elections.aspx
https://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/news/local/2020/09/15/wausau-elections-absentee-ballot-drop-off-locations/5752781002/
https://www.wsaw.com/2020/09/16/wausau-safe-elections-task-force-confirms-drive-thru-voting-option/
Stay safe, vote, and please remember to drop off your absentee ballots and not mail it back unless completely and utterly necessary.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://bringit.wi.gov/ [PHOTO ID]
https://bringit.wi.gov/frequently-asked-questions
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/73 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6788
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL- 121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797 [CURE PROCESS]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6816 [witness signature]
https://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/Services/Elections.aspx
https://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/news/local/2020/09/15/wausau-elections-absentee-ballot-drop-off-locations/5752781002/ [WAUSAU CITY & MARATHON COUNTY BALLOT DROP-BOX LOCATIONS/EARLY VOTING (INCOMPLETE LIST; IF YOUR MUNICIPALITY IS NOT LISTED CONTACT YOUR MUNICIPAL CLERK FOR MORE DETAILS)]
https://www.wsaw.com/2020/09/16/wausau-safe-elections-task-force-confirms-drive-thru-voting-option/ [DRIVE-THRU VOTING CONFIRMED]
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/07/Safeguarding-Our-Democracy-with-Vote-by-Mail_DemocracyDocket_UPDATED_JULY2020.pdf [anybody can drop off a ballot]
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2020.09.17 20:31 flyinmacaronimonster Absentee and In-Person Voting in Sheboygan

Hey people of Sheboygan!
Election Season officially begins for you as absentee ballots start going out to all registered voters that have requested a ballot, starting today.
Before I go any further, if there is one key piece of advice for you if you are voting absentee, it's that you DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT, and instead drop it off. There is a genuinely good reason for this, and I will explain further down below.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so right now. You can do so using this link:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
Wednesday, October 14 is the deadline to register to vote online and by mail. You can also register to vote in-person at your municipal clerk's office during business hours up until 5:00pm or end of business on Friday, October 30. For City of Sheboygan voters: 8:30am-4:30pm MON-FRI at the City Clerk's office at City Hall @ 828 Center Ave, Suite 103 in downtown Sheboygan (except Friday, October 30, in which it will be open until 5:00pm). If you live outside of the City of Sheboygan in Sheboygan County, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours.
https://www.sheboyganwi.gov/residents/voter-information/
Wisconsin is also one of a few states that also allows for same-day voter registration on Election Day, so, if you have forgotten to register to vote by Friday, October 30, you can still register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, and then subsequently vote in-person.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MACHINE HACKING, KEEP IN MIND THAT WISCONSIN DOES NOT USE VOTING MACHINES IN THEIR ELECTIONS AS OF 2020, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE MACHINES WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL. In Sheboygan County, ballot marking devices (a bit different than a voting "machine") will be used by people with disabilities, but for the majority of voters (i.e. ones without a disability), hand-marked paper ballots will be used.
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/117
If you are voting in-person or are a first-time absentee voter, or, if you are requesting an absentee ballot and have updated your name or address, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request. The reason why you need to show ID with an absentee ballot request if you have had a name or address change is because you essentially need to re-register, and every time you register or re-register to vote, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
In terms of Photo ID in general, Wisconsin has a very strict photo ID law. Most photo IDs (like a driver's license) need to be up to date as of November 6, 2018. If you need to update your driver's license or other photo ID, please do so now or as soon as possible. Some photo IDs must be unexpired, but most do not need to be.
Here's a site that explains the types of voter ID that are acceptable:
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
If you have registered to vote and have not requested an absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot if you would like. Again, remember: if you have never requested an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, or, if you have updated your name or address, you will need a photo ID to accompany your absentee ballot request.
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN-PERSON INSTEAD OF ABSENTEE-BY-MAIL, SKIP TO THE IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON SECTION BELOW
Once you have requested and have received your absentee ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. As well, YOU WILL NEED 1 SIGNATURE WITNESS to sign the envelope. A witness can be anybody over 18 who is not running for public office.
If you are worried about your ballot being rejected due to a mismatched signature, do not worry as they will not reject it outright without letting you know, and without giving you a chance to fix it, HOWEVER this process needs to be done before polls close (8:00pm CT) on Election Day. Because of this, please make sure to avoid dropping off your ballot on Election Day if possible, and instead drop it off earlier, and preferably as early as possible.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797
Once you have done all that DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT. The real reason why is because Wisconsin makes it incredibly easy to return your absentee ballot. Wisconsin, like Michigan, administers their elections New England-style. In other words, each municipality is basically in charge of administering the election.
So, your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk will be the ones sending out ballots, and your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk's office will be the ones that your ballot will ultimately need to be returned to. This makes it easier to drop off your ballot, as you will not need to go far to drop it off.
When sending back your ballot, it is important to note that you need to drop it off in the MUNICIPALITY that you are voting in, NOT in the county. For example, if you live in the City of Sheboygan, you will need to drop it off within the city limits of Sheboygan, and not anywhere else in Sheboygan County.
In terms of dropping off your absentee ballot, there are 4 ways to do so:
1) Drop it off at a drop-box in your municipality
I have been doing research on the extent to which ballot drop-boxes exist in Wisconsin. I have found that, in nearly all cities, villages, and towns there is at least 1 drop-box in any given municipality. In the City of Sheboygan, there will be 2 drop-boxes: 1 outside of City Hall @ 828 Center Ave downtown, and 1 other drop-box outside of Meade Library @ 710 N 8th St, also downtown. If you live outside of Sheboygan city limits, in Sheboygan County, drop boxes will likely be available in almost all municipalities, although it is also possible that you may need to arrange a drop-off with your municipal clerk if you live in a smaller and more rural township, though, again, it varies by municipality. Check out the link below, or contact your municipal clerk for more details if your municipality is not on the list.
2) Hand-deliver it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
The City Clerk's office in Sheboygan @ 828 Center Ave, suite 103, will be open from 8:30am-4:30pm MON-FRI at City Hall, through to Election Day for ballot drop off. Hours will likely be extended on Election Day. This is still another option for you to drop off your ballot, however, it is more recommended that you drop off your ballot off at the one of the two drop-boxes downtown, at City Hall or at the library. If you live outside of the City of Sheboygan, in Sheboygan County, check out the list below contact your municipal clerk's office for hours. Please be safe when returning it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
3) Return to a polling site during the Early Voting period.
Early Voting in the City of Sheboygan is available at the City Clerk's office (828 Center Ave, Suite 103) Tuesday, October 20 through to Friday, October 30, open all days except for Sunday, October 25. You can drop off your ballot here as well. For early voting outside of the city of Sheboygan, contact your municipal clerk for more details.
4) Return to a polling site on Election Day.
This is also an option for dropping off your ballot, however it is more recommended that you drop it off earlier. Still, it is an option if need be.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://www.sheboyganwi.gov/residents/voter-information/
https://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/news/2020/09/15/sheboygan-county-2020-election-where-turn-your-absentee-ballot/5715685002/ [CITY AND COUNTY BALLOT DROP-OFF (INCOMPLETE; CONTACT MUNICIPAL CLERK'S OFFICE IF MUNICIPALITY IS NOT LISTED)]
Generally speaking, you, and only you, should drop off your own ballot, however, if you cannot drop it off yourself, you can have somebody else that you trust drop it off for you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY WHO YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
Ballots need to be returned by 8:00pm CT on Election Day.
For several reasons, including the fact that ballot drop-off is local, the fact that there is a drop-box or drop-off point in virtually every municipality, and also because there there are so many options for dropping off your ballot, Wisconsin is, in my opinion, one of the very easiest states to drop off your ballot, and is even up there with Oregon and Washington in terms of ease of dropping it off.
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON
If you want to vote in-person, it is recommended that you vote as early as possible.
Early Voting in the City of Sheboygan is available at the City Clerk's office (828 Center Ave, Suite 103) Tuesday, October 20 through to Friday, October 30, open all days except for Sunday, October 25. You can drop off your ballot here as well. For early voting outside of the city of Sheboygan, contact your municipal clerk for more details.
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though it is recommended that you vote early if you are voting in person. Again, make sure you have your valid photo ID.
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
https://www.sheboyganwi.gov/residents/voter-information/
Stay safe, vote, and please remember to drop off your absentee ballots and not mail it back unless completely and utterly necessary.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://bringit.wi.gov/ [PHOTO ID]
https://bringit.wi.gov/frequently-asked-questions
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/117 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6788
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL- 121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797 [CURE PROCESS]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6816 [witness signature]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://www.sheboyganwi.gov/residents/voter-information/
https://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/news/2020/09/15/sheboygan-county-2020-election-where-turn-your-absentee-ballot/5715685002/
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/07/Safeguarding-Our-Democracy-with-Vote-by-Mail_DemocracyDocket_UPDATED_JULY2020.pdf [anybody can drop off a ballot]
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2020.09.17 20:17 flyinmacaronimonster Absentee and In-Person Voting in Racine

Hey people of Racine!
Election Season officially begins for you as absentee ballots start going out to all registered voters that have requested a ballot, starting today.
Before I go any further, if there is one key piece of advice for you if you are voting absentee, it's that you DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT, and instead drop it off. There is a genuinely good reason for this, and I will explain further down below.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so right now. You can do so using this link:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
Wednesday, October 14 is the deadline to register to vote online and by mail. You can also register to vote in-person at your municipal clerk's office on during business hours up until 5:00pm or end of business on Friday, October 30. For City of Racine voters: 8am-4:30pm MON-FRI at the City Clerk's Office at the City Clerk & Treasurer's Office at City Hall @ 730 Washington Ave, Room 103 in downtown Racine. If you live outside of the City of Racine in Racine County, contact your clerk's office for hours.
https://www.cityofracine.org/clerk/
https://www.cityofracine.org/elections/
Wisconsin is also one of a few states that also allows for same-day voter registration on Election Day, so, if you have forgotten to register to vote by Friday, October 30, you can still register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, and then subsequently vote in-person.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MACHINE HACKING, KEEP IN MIND THAT WISCONSIN DOES NOT USE VOTING MACHINES IN THEIR ELECTIONS AS OF 2020, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE MACHINES WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL. In Racine County, ballot marking devices (a bit different than a voting "machine") will be used by people with disabilities, but for the majority of voters (i.e. ones without a disability), hand-marked paper ballots will be used.
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/101
If you are voting in-person or are a first-time absentee voter, or, if you are requesting an absentee ballot and have updated your name or address, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request. The reason why you need to show ID with an absentee ballot request if you have had a name or address change is because you essentially need to re-register, and every time you register or re-register to vote, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
In terms of Photo ID in general, Wisconsin has a very strict photo ID law. Most photo IDs (like a driver's license) need to be up to date as of November 6, 2018. If you need to update your driver's license or other photo ID, please do so now or as soon as possible. Some photo IDs must be unexpired, but most do not need to be.
Here's a site that explains the types of voter ID that are acceptable:
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
If you have registered to vote and have not requested an absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot if you would like. Again, remember: if you have never requested an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, or, if you have updated your name or address, you will need a photo ID to accompany your absentee ballot request.
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN-PERSON INSTEAD OF ABSENTEE-BY-MAIL, SKIP TO THE IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON SECTION BELOW
Once you have requested and have received your absentee ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. As well, YOU WILL NEED 1 SIGNATURE WITNESS to sign the envelope. A witness can be anybody over 18 who is not running for public office.
If you are worried about your ballot being rejected due to a mismatched signature, do not worry as they will not reject it outright without letting you know, and without giving you a chance to fix it, HOWEVER this process needs to be done before polls close (8:00pm CT) on Election Day. Because of this, please make sure to avoid dropping off your ballot on Election Day if possible, and instead drop it off earlier, and preferably as early as possible.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797
Once you have done all that DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT. The real reason why is because Wisconsin makes it incredibly easy to return your absentee ballot. Wisconsin, like Michigan, administers their elections New England-style. In other words, each municipality is basically in charge of administering the election.
So, your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk will be the ones sending out ballots, and your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk's office will be the ones that your ballot will ultimately need to be returned to. This makes it easier to drop off your ballot, as you will not need to go far to drop it off.
When sending back your ballot, it is important to note that you need to drop it off in the MUNICIPALITY that you are voting in, NOT in the county. For example, if you live in the City of Racine, you will need to drop it off within the city limits of Racine, and not anywhere else in Racine County.
In terms of dropping off your absentee ballot, there are 4 ways to do so:
1) Drop it off at a drop-box in your municipality
I have been doing research on the extent to which ballot drop-boxes exist in Wisconsin. I have found that, in nearly all cities, villages, and towns there is at least 1 drop-box in any given municipality. In the City of Racine, there will be 1 drop-box outside of City Hall @ 730 Washington Ave, on the 6th St side of the building. If you live outside of Racine city limits, drop boxes will likely be available in almost all municipalities.
2) Hand-deliver it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
The City Clerk's office in Racine will be open, 8am-4:30pm MON-FRI through to Election Day for ballot drop off. Hours will likely be extended on Election Day. This is still another option for you to drop off your ballot, however, it is more recommended that you drop off your ballot off at the drop-box at City Hall. If you live outside of the City of Racine, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours. Please be safe when returning it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
3) Return to a polling site during the Early Voting period.
Dates for Early Voting in the City of Racine are TBD. If you live outside of the city limits of Racine, contact your municipal clerk for more details.
4) Return to a polling site on Election Day.
This is also an option for dropping off your ballot, however it is more recommended that you drop it off earlier. Still, it is an option if need be.
https://www.cityofracine.org/Clerk/
https://www.cityofracine.org/elections/
https://www.racinecoronavirus.org/how-to-cast-ballot-for-the-august-11th-primary-in-the-city-of-racine/ [DROP-BOX]
Generally speaking, you, and only you, should drop off your own ballot, however, if you cannot drop it off yourself, you can have somebody else that you trust drop it off for you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY WHO YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
Ballots need to be returned by 8:00pm CT on Election Day.
For several reasons, including the fact that ballot drop-off is local, the fact that there is a drop-box or drop-off point in virtually every municipality, and also because there there are so many options for dropping off your ballot, Wisconsin is, in my opinion, one of the very easiest states to drop off your ballot, and is even up there with Oregon and Washington in terms of ease of dropping it off.
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON
If you want to vote in-person, it is recommended that you vote as early as possible.
Early Voting in the City of Racine is Dates for Early Voting in the City of Racine are TBD. If you live outside of the city limits of Racine, contact your municipal clerk for more details.
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though it is recommended that you vote early if you are voting in person. Again, make sure you have your valid photo ID.
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
https://www.cityofracine.org/Clerk/
https://www.cityofracine.org/elections/
https://www.racinecoronavirus.org/how-to-cast-ballot-for-the-august-11th-primary-in-the-city-of-racine/
Stay safe, vote, and please remember to drop off your absentee ballots and not mail it back unless completely and utterly necessary.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://bringit.wi.gov/ [PHOTO ID]
https://bringit.wi.gov/frequently-asked-questions
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/101 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6788
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL- 121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797 [CURE PROCESS]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6816 [witness signature]
https://www.cityofracine.org/Clerk/
https://www.cityofracine.org/elections/
https://www.racinecoronavirus.org/how-to-cast-ballot-for-the-august-11th-primary-in-the-city-of-racine/ [DROP-BOX]
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/07/Safeguarding-Our-Democracy-with-Vote-by-Mail_DemocracyDocket_UPDATED_JULY2020.pdf [anybody can drop off a ballot]
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2020.09.17 20:07 Rumored17 Refutations for Every Main Pro-Pit Argument

1."It's all how you raise them."

And more:
• ⁠Lockwood, R. A. N. D. A. L. L. (2016). Ethology, ecology and epidemiology of canine aggression. The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour & Interactions with People,, 160-181.
• ⁠Abrantes, R., Site, A., Camp, S., Diving, F. A. Q., Camp, G. P., Pages, M., ... & User, C. C. (2016). Aggressive Behavior—Inheritance and Environment.
• ⁠van den Berg, L. I. N. D. A. (2016). Genetics of dog behavior. The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions with People, 5, 69.
• ⁠O'Neill, D. G., & Packer, R. M. (2016). The First Canine Behavior and Genetics Conference: Summary and recommendations for future directions in canine behavioral science. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 16, 6-12.
• ⁠Sørensen, M. (2016). Breeding aggression: Review of recent literature concerning the influence of genes on aggressive behaviour (Doctoral dissertation).
• ⁠Schilder, M. B., van der Borg, J. A., & Vinke, C. M. (2019). Intraspecific killing in dogs: predation behavior or aggression? A study of aggressors, victims, possible causes and motivations. Journal of Veterinary Behavior.
These studies all show that genetics play a large role in dog behavior. Most are related to Pit Bulls or aggression, but some just show that there are noticeable differences between dog breeds based on their breed. Here are some anecdotal sources to support the claims that Pit Bulls are born with a tendency to be aggressive:
In addition, "it's all how you raise them" goes against the very existence of dog breeds. If someone is arguing this, they are saying a Labrador Retriever will have the same instincts as a Border Collie, which will have the same instincts as a Doberman, which will have the same instincts as a Great Pyrenees, which will have the same instincts as a Dachshund, etc. This is observably and demonstrably false. Humans created different dog breeds with different temperaments and physical and behavioral traits through selective breeding. This is why dog breeds exist, this is why breed standards exist, this is why people can reasonably and accurately predict how a dog will act based on breed. Are there exceptions? Of course. However, that is just what they are- exceptions. Different dog breeds have different traits and tendencies dependent on what they were selectively bred for.

2. "Chihuahuas are more aggressive."

This is just a disingenuous attempt to derail the conversation. Even if Chihuahuas are more aggressive, they don't/can't kill people. If Chihuahuas were as large as Pit Bulls, perhaps this would be a conversation worth having- seeing as this is not the case, there is no argument to be had here.
I try to emphasize that the issue with Pits is how many people and pets they kill. Pit Bulls are not just biting people- they are killing, severely maiming, and mauling people. There is a huge difference, and it is important to recognize many Pit fanatics will try to lump in all dog bites with the maulings Pit Bulls are responsible for. They are not the same. This is similar to the "Labs bite more" argument- again, we are not just talking about bites. Keep the discussion focused on severe maulings, maimings, and deaths, because that is what BSL targets.
From 1982-2020 no Chihuahua has ever killed anyone. This source breaks down attacks by breed, child or adult victim, and death or maiming.

3. "There's no such thing as a Pit Bull." and "Pit Bulls can't be identified."

A good way to avoid even getting to this apologist bingo point is by using the phrasing "Pit Bull type dogs" as opposed to Pit Bulls. However, you can also just explain that "Pit Bull" is an umbrella term for four closely related dog breeds- the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and the American Bully. The American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier are actually so similar they can be dual registered as an AmStaff with the AKC and a APBT with the UKC. Until recently, most dog DNA tests would not even separate AmStaff from APBT due to the extreme similarities. This is also just another deflection technique- everyone knows what someone means by "Pit Bull" just as everyone knows what someone means by "Golden Retriever." This is what "pit bull" means legally.
Now, because "Pit Bull" does refer to 4 dog breeds rather than one, Pit apologists will often cry "well of course 4 dog breeds will kill more people!" but keep in mind that these 4 dog breeds have killed more people than 300+ other dog breeds combined. The Pit Bull umbrella kills more people than every other group or type of dogs and more than every other dog breed combined.
Regarding Pit Bulls being unidentifiable:
Pit Bulls have just as many obvious identifying characteristics as other dog breeds. There is no reason to believe Pit Bulls suffer from misidentification more than other dog breeds. There is reason to believe Pit Bulls are intentionally mislabeled as other breeds when in shelters, however. In addition, when discussing fatal Pit Bull attacks specifically, more often than not there are photos of the Pit Bulls involved so anyone can verify for themselves if they were Pit Bull type dogs. Genetic testing is not required for breed identification- anyone who argues this is being disingenuous. Another point is that we are constantly inundated with Pro-Pit propaganda; there is simply no way we can have Pixar shorts such as Kitbull and a new Dodo video every week about Pit Bulls and still be expected to believe the average person cannot visually identify a Pit Bull.

4. "Pits are no more dangerous than other dogs."

The statistics also support our side here- Pit Bulls have killed more people than all other dog breeds combined. Pit Bulls are not the largest, nor the strongest dogs out there. They do not have the strongest bite force. They are more deadly than other dog breeds because humans selectively bred them to be as deadly as possible. They are deadly due to the nature of their attacks and the behavioral traits they display when attacking such as gameness and a bite style mentioned in some of these studies, along with their physical traits.

5. "It used to be Dobermans, Rottweilers, and German Shepherds that people wanted to ban!"

Pit Bulls have killed more people than those three breeds ever did, even at the height of their popularity, even combined. There is also no evidence supporting this claim, and in fact, quite a lot of evidence showing it's completely false.
It is important to note as well that none of these breeds have an entire lobby supporting them. They do not have communities dedicated to attack victim harassment, misinformation, and lies, unlike the Pit Bull has. Something interesting to consider is the bias online when looking at these breeds and other restricted breeds vs pages about Pit Bulls. Wikipedia in particular is very obviously being manipulated by Pit Bull fanatics.
None of this manipulation is occurring on the pages for Dobermans, Rottweilers, or German Shepherds. These three breeds never reached anywhere close to the level of suffering and carnage Pit Bulls are responsible for. There has never been a concerted effort to ban these breeds, although some are targeted by apartment restrictions due to insurance issues. There is also no lobby supporting the misinformation and misrepresentation of these breeds.

6. "Dogsbite.org is biased and unreliable."

Dogsbite is completely open and transparent about their data collection strategies. They provide identification photographs and have all of their citations publicly listed. Citations and Photographs
Here is a challenge I like to give to people who claim Dogsbite is unreliable, although I have yet to receive a legitimate response:
Have you actually looked into dogsbite.org yourself? You do know that dogsbite tracks every fatal dog attack, regardless if it's a Pit or not? It appears anti-Pit because most fatal dog attacks are done by Pits. They're not only posting Pit attacks- there are just so many more fatal Pit attacks than other breeds it appears they are. Here's a proposal for you: Go to 2020 and late 2019, a time frame for which news reports are still abundantly available all over the internet, and fact-check ANY FOUR DOG-BITE FATALITIES OF YOUR CHOOSING, two where the killer dogs are said to be pit/mixes, and two cases where the killer dogs are not said to be pit/mixes:
  1. Did DogsBite accurately name the person killed?
  2. Did DogsBite accurately summarize the circumstances in which the person was killed?
  3. Did DogsBite accurately identify the breed(s) of the killer dog(s)?
  4. Did DogsBite provide a photo or photos of the killer dog(s) so you can judge for yourself what type of dog(s) you think did the killing?
DogsBite and Wikipedia both provide links to news stories about these fatal attacks. If you don't want to use the news links provided by DogsBite, then use the ones on Wikipedia that cover the same stories. DogsBite also provides links to autopsy reports, police reports and 911 calls, so you can compare these primary sources with the summaries on the DogsBite page and assess whether those summaries are accurate.

7. "Human aggressive Pit Bulls were culled!"

This is a myth. While human aggression was not something that was typically selectively bred for it is a myth that most human aggressive Pits were culled. That was not the case, and it still is not the case today. One look at shelter descriptions of Pits with bite histories and severe aggression issues shows these dogs are not being euthanized, and there are several instances of Pit Bulls who have killed people being bred.
There's no evidence whatsoever that dog fighters routinely destroyed human-aggressive dogs and refused to breed them. u/NorthTwoZero wrote at length about why it's a myth here, and this blogger put together a documented list of famously human-aggressive fighting dogs who not only weren't "culled" but were bred so often that they produced over 1,200 known, registered offspring:
"The man-biters were culled and the pit bulls were not bred for human aggression myths were created from thin air, complete fabrications. There is not a sliver of truth in the myth that dogmen culled man-biters. Not only weren't human aggressive pit fighters NOT culled, but a talented man-biter was heavily bred, his stud services were in high demand and the stud fees commanded a premium. The progeny of man-biters are still sought out long after he or she has passed away. This Italian game-dog website lists their choice for the Best Ever fighting dogs, three of the five are known man-biters and the other two trace their origins to the others on their "Best" list. Some famous man-biters have their own facebook fan pages. If you happen to be a 10x winner with 3 kills and scratching on the carcass, people tend to overlook a little thing like the danger she poses to people and she is also likely to be nominated for the cover of this month's International Sporting Dog Journal. Some famous man-biters not only have a facebook fan page, they have their own promotional merchandise too."

8. "Pit Bulls were nanny dogs!" or "Pit Bulls were America's dog!"

First, I usually ask questions that demonstrate out how absurd that claim is. What is a nanny dog? What duties does a nanny dog perform? Why would a dog type be called a "Pit Bull" if it nannied? Where does the name "Pit Bull" come from? Why is it necessary for Pits to have such large, gaping mouths and extremely muscular bodies if they were nannies? Then here is some actual info:
The first appearance of the term "Nanny Dog" dates from a 1971 NYT interview with the then president of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of America, Lillian Rant, who called Staffordshire Bull Terriers "nursemaid dogs" for no apparent reason (other than to attempt to re-brand fighting dogs as family pets).
BAD RAP shared a link. It's Dog Bite Prevention Week. Did you know that there was never such thing as a 'Nanny's Dog'? This term was a recent invention created to describe the myriad of vintage photos of children enjoying their family pit bulls (see link for details about vintage photos). While the intention behind the term was innocent, using it may mislead parents into being careless with their children around their family dog - A recipe for dog bites!
Regarding Pits being "America's dog": Bronwen Dickey (author of incredibly biased and unscientific book "Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon") and other pit bull advocates argue that pit bulls were historically beloved in the U.S. until the dogs became associated with urban people of color in the 1970s, so Pit Bull stigma is really about being racist toward black and brown people.
But pit bulls were not historically beloved in the U.S. nor were they popularly regarded as a positive symbol of plucky can-do spirit. Joseph Colby, in his lifetime one of the world's leading authorities on the Pit Bull Terrier, wrote in 1936 that "The general public is under the impression that this breed is carnivorous, vicious, and, fed on a diet of raw meat, will devour a human being" and "When the pit bull terrier was introduced into America, he was more commonly found to be owned by prize fighters, saloon keepers and habitues, sporting men and the like. From the start the breed earned an unjust reputation due to his fighting ability and the character of the owner. To this day he is still trying to live down an unjust and undeserved reputation."
Sometimes Pit people will randomly mention how Sergeant Stubby, a decorated war hero dog, was a Pit Bull. He was not. Primary (contemporary) sources most often describe Stubby as a Boston Terrier or Boston Terrier mix (this breed was sometimes called the Boston Bulldog). He is sometimes said to be a Bull Terrier (the egghead dogs) mix but he obviously resembles a Boston Terrier significantly more than a Bull Terrier. Stubby is never said to be a Pit Bull in primary sources.

9. "Pit Bulls scored 2nd highest on temperament tests and better than most family dog breeds!"

This is always referring to the ATTS, or the American Temperament Testing Society. It is refuted thoroughly in the BanPitBulls FAQ, but this is what I usually say as well:
The test was developed to test working dogs, specifically dogs meant for schutzhund work. It has never been, nor ever purported to be about testing companion animals or a breed's suitability as family pets. Scoring actually favors dogs that bite, in some cases. Breed specific temperament, aggression, and each dog's training is taken into account when scoring. This means that if a relatively untrained Lab bites a "threatening stranger" it will score far lower than a German Shepherd that bites a "threatening stranger." According to the ATTS itself, "95% of dogs who fail do so because they lack confidence" NOT because they bite. Dogs that exhibit avoidance behaviors will fail. Dogs that bite do not automatically fail. The ATTS also states that comparing scores with other dogs means nothing- the pass/fail rates cannot be compared. Different dog breeds that behave the same exact way on the test will get hugely different scores due to the fact they take inherent breed tendencies into consideration. The test is not designed to test for breed aggression, according to the ATTS website. It is more of a test of bravery for individual dogs. Timid dogs will always fail. Dogs that bite will not always fail. If anything, you could argue that the reason Pits have a high passing rate is because they bite or show aggression, although that is speculation and not proven. Either way though- the test does not test breed aggression, passing rates cannot be compared, and the test absolutely does not test for suitability as a family pet. More info here: What the ATTS is really showing.
It is also worth mentioning that the only dogs that participate in the ATTS testing are dogs brought in by their owners- it is not a random sample or scientific study of any kind. Considering the evidence showing the existence of an actual Pit Bull lobby, it would not be a reach to say these results have been intentionally manipulated (if they did even matter, which they don't).
Also, a controlled temperament test found that 13 percent, or one out of seven, pit bulls tried to bite or attack during a one hour test simulating a neighborhood walk. One out of seven pit bulls tried to bite in the span of just one hour compared to only one out of 70 golden retrievers. Note that this study was funded and authored by anti-breed ban activists: They found "no significant difference" between breeds when the definition of aggression was watered down to include even whining or crying. But pay close attention to Table 5 on page 138: out of all the breeds tested, pit bulls were markedly the worst when it came to the percentage of dogs that reached a more serious level of aggression.

10. "It's racism for dogs!"

Humans are not dogs, and dog breeds are not analogous to human races.
In addition, one cannot compare a race of people to a breed of dogs for a multitude of reasons. Dog breeds were selectively, intentionally bred for specific characteristics and traits by human beings. Humans created dog breeds based on what physical and behavioral traits we wanted them to have. (Spaniels for flushing, retrievers for fetching prey/birds without damage, livestock guardian dogs such as Great Pyrenees for protecting livestock, Huskies for endurance and energy, Pointers for pointing, etc. Different dog breeds have different behavioral tendencies because humans selectively bred them to have those tendencies). Dogs also do not suffer from cultural differences, institutionalized racism, or socioeconomic disparities. Humans are also not as heavily influenced by our instincts as dogs are. Dogs behave based on their instincts and training. Humans behave mainly on their "training." Humans also have far more complex thought processes and the ability to make complex decisions. Dogs do not. You could go on and on but that is the basic overview there- dogs were selectively bred and rely mainly on their instincts. Humans were not selectively bred and are capable of making complex and rational decisions.
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2020.09.17 19:20 flyinmacaronimonster Absentee and In-Person Voting in Manitowoc

Hey people of Manitowoc!
Election Season officially begins for you as absentee ballots start going out to all registered voters that have requested a ballot, starting today.
Before I go any further, if there is one key piece of advice for you if you are voting absentee, it's that you DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT, and instead drop it off. There is a genuinely good reason for this, and I will explain further down below.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so right now. You can do so using this link:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
Wednesday, October 14 is the deadline to register to vote online and by mail. You can also register to vote in-person at your municipal clerk's office during business hours up until 5:00pm or end of business on Friday, October 30. For City of Manitowoc voters: 7:30am-4:30pm MON-FRI at the City Clerk's Office at City Hall @ 600 Quay St, in downtown Manitowoc. If you live outside of the City of Manitowoc in Manitowoc County, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours.
https://www.manitowoc.org/168/Elections
Wisconsin is also one of a few states that also allows for same-day voter registration on Election Day, so, if you have forgotten to register to vote by Friday, October 30, you can still register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, and then subsequently vote in-person.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MACHINE HACKING, KEEP IN MIND THAT WISCONSIN DOES NOT USE VOTING MACHINES IN THEIR ELECTIONS AS OF 2020, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE MACHINES WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL. In Manitowoc County, ballot marking devices (a bit different than a voting "machine") will be used by people with disabilities, but for the majority of voters (i.e. ones without a disability), hand-marked paper ballots will be used. NOTE: THERE IS A VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE CITY CLERK'S ELECTION PAGE THAT SHOWS THAT VOTING MACHINES ARE USED, BUT IT ISN'T CLEAR. IF YOU WANT TO 1000% VERIFY, CONTACT THE CLERK'S OFFICE.
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/71
If you are voting in-person or are a first-time absentee voter, or, if you are requesting an absentee ballot and have updated your name or address, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request. The reason why you need to show ID with an absentee ballot request if you have had a name or address change is because you essentially need to re-register, and every time you register or re-register to vote, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
In terms of Photo ID in general, Wisconsin has a very strict photo ID law. Most photo IDs (like a driver's license) need to be up to date as of November 6, 2018. If you need to update your driver's license or other photo ID, please do so now or as soon as possible. Some photo IDs must be unexpired, but most do not need to be.
Here's a site that explains the types of voter ID that are acceptable:
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
If you have registered to vote and have not requested an absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot if you would like. Again, remember: if you have never requested an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, or, if you have updated your name or address, you will need a photo ID to accompany your absentee ballot request.
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN-PERSON INSTEAD OF ABSENTEE-BY-MAIL, SKIP TO THE IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON SECTION BELOW
Once you have requested and have received your absentee ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. As well, YOU WILL NEED 1 SIGNATURE WITNESS to sign the envelope. A witness can be anybody over 18 who is not running for public office.
If you are worried about your ballot being rejected due to a mismatched signature, do not worry as they will not reject it outright without letting you know, and without giving you a chance to fix it, HOWEVER this process needs to be done before polls close (8:00pm CT) on Election Day. Because of this, please make sure to avoid dropping off your ballot on Election Day if possible, and instead drop it off earlier, and preferably as early as possible.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797
Once you have done all that DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT. The real reason why is because Wisconsin makes it incredibly easy to return your absentee ballot. Wisconsin, like Michigan, administers their elections New England-style. In other words, each municipality is basically in charge of administering the election.
So, your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk will be the ones sending out ballots, and your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk's office will be the ones that your ballot will ultimately need to be returned to. This makes it easier to drop off your ballot, as you will not need to go far to drop it off.
When sending back your ballot, it is important to note that you need to drop it off in the MUNICIPALITY that you are voting in, NOT in the county. For example, if you live in the City of Manitowoc, you will need to drop it off within the city limits of Manitowoc, and not anywhere else in Manitowoc County.
In terms of dropping off your absentee ballot, there are 4 ways to do so:
1) Drop it off at a drop-box in your municipality
I have been doing research on the extent to which ballot drop-boxes exist in Wisconsin. I have found that, in nearly all cities, villages, and towns there is at least 1 drop-box in any given municipality. In the City of Manitowoc, there will be 1 drop-box outside of City Hall, and 1 drop-box inside the lobby of City Hall, open during business hours. If you live outside of Manitowoc city limits, drop boxes will likely be available in almost all municipalities, although it is also possible that you may need to arrange a drop-off with your municipal clerk if you live in a smaller and more rural township, though, again, it varies by municipality. Contact your municipal clerk for more details.
2) Hand-deliver it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
The City Clerk's office in Manitowoc will be open from 7:30am-4:30pm MON-FRI at City Hall, through to Election Day for ballot drop off. Hours will likely be extended on Election Day. This is still another option for you to drop off your ballot, however, it is more recommended that you drop off your ballot off at the one of the two drop-boxes at City Hall. If you live outside of the City of Manitowoc, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours . Please be safe when returning it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
3) Return to a polling site during the Early Voting period.
Early Voting in the City of Manitowoc is open every day between Tuesday, October 20 and Sunday, November 1 (Saturdays and Sundays inclusive) at City Hall @ 600 Quay St in downtown Manitowoc. You can drop off your ballot at the early voting site. For early voting outside of the city of Manitowoc, contact your municipal clerk for more details.
4) Return to a polling site on Election Day.
This is also an option for dropping off your ballot, however it is more recommended that you drop it off earlier. Still, it is an option if need be.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://www.manitowoc.org/165/Clerk
https://www.manitowoc.org/168/Elections
https://www.manitowoc.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1532 [EARLY VOTING]
https://www.htrnews.com/story/news/2020/09/17/manitowoc-county-election-how-vote-through-absentee-mail-ballot/5705247002/ [DROP-BOXES BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE CITY HALL]
Generally speaking, you, and only you, should drop off your own ballot, however, if you cannot drop it off yourself, you can have somebody else that you trust drop it off for you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY WHO YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
Ballots need to be returned by 8:00pm CT on Election Day.
For several reasons, including the fact that ballot drop-off is local, the fact that there is a drop-box or drop-off point in virtually every municipality, and also because there there are so many options for dropping off your ballot, Wisconsin is, in my opinion, one of the very easiest states to drop off your ballot, and is even up there with Oregon and Washington in terms of ease of dropping it off.
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON
If you want to vote in-person, it is recommended that you vote as early as possible.
Early Voting in the City of Manitowoc is open every day between Tuesday, October 20 and Sunday, November 1 (Saturdays and Sundays inclusive) at City Hall @ 600 Quay St in downtown Manitowoc. For early voting outside of the city of Manitowoc, contact your municipal clerk for more details.
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though it is recommended that you vote early if you are voting in person. Again, make sure you have your valid photo ID.
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
https://www.manitowoc.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1532 [EARLY VOTING]
Stay safe, vote, and please remember to drop off your absentee ballots and not mail it back unless completely and utterly necessary.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://bringit.wi.gov/ [PHOTO ID]
https://bringit.wi.gov/frequently-asked-questions
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/71 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL); THOUGH I MAY BE WRONG ABOUT THIS SPECIFICALLY FOR MANITOWOC CITY]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6788
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL- 121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797 [CURE PROCESS]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6816 [witness signature]
https://www.manitowoc.org/165/Clerk
https://www.manitowoc.org/168/Elections
https://www.manitowoc.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1532 [EARLY VOTING]
https://www.htrnews.com/story/news/2020/09/17/manitowoc-county-election-how-vote-through-absentee-mail-ballot/5705247002/ [DROP-BOXES BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE CITY HALL]
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/07/Safeguarding-Our-Democracy-with-Vote-by-Mail_DemocracyDocket_UPDATED_JULY2020.pdf [anybody can drop off a ballot]
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2020.09.17 18:52 flyinmacaronimonster Absentee and In-Person Voting in La Crosse

Hey people of La Crosse!
Election Season officially begins for you as absentee ballots start going out to all registered voters that have requested a ballot, starting today.
Before I go any further, if there is one key piece of advice for you if you are voting absentee, it's that you DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT, and instead drop it off. There is a genuinely good reason for this, and I will explain further down below.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so right now. You can do so using this link:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
Wednesday, October 14 is the deadline to register to vote online and by mail. For City of La Crosse voters, THE CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. According to the city clerk's website: "Election related documents including voter registration forms, absentee ballot requests or voted absentee ballots may be deposited in the GREEN drop box on the north side of City Hall." (@ 400 La Crosse St in Downtown La Crosse.) It is unclear when city hall will be open to the public again. If you want to confirm availability over the course of the next month, contact the city clerk's office. If you live outside of the City of LaCrosse, check the link below, or contact your municipal clerk's office for hours.
https://www.cityoflacrosse.org/your-government/departments/city-clerk/elections-and-voting [FOR THE CITY OF LA CROSSE]
https://www.lacrossecounty.org/countyclerk/elections.asp [FOR LA CROSSE COUNTY]
Wisconsin is also one of a few states that also allows for same-day voter registration on Election Day, so, if you have forgotten to register to vote by Friday, October 30, you can still register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, and then subsequently vote in-person.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MACHINE HACKING, KEEP IN MIND THAT WISCONSIN DOES NOT USE VOTING MACHINES IN THEIR ELECTIONS AS OF 2020, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE MACHINES WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL. In La Crosse County, ballot marking devices (a bit different than a voting "machine") will be used by people with disabilities, but for the majority of voters (i.e. ones without a disability), hand-marked paper ballots will be used.
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/63
If you are voting in-person or are a first-time absentee voter, or, if you are requesting an absentee ballot and have updated your name or address, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request. The reason why you need to show ID with an absentee ballot request if you have had a name or address change is because you essentially need to re-register, and every time you register or re-register to vote, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
In terms of Photo ID in general, Wisconsin has a very strict photo ID law. Most photo IDs (like a driver's license) need to be up to date as of November 6, 2018. If you need to update your driver's license or other photo ID, please do so now or as soon as possible. Some photo IDs must be unexpired, but most do not need to be.
Here's a site that explains the types of voter ID that are acceptable:
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
If you have registered to vote and have not requested an absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot if you would like. Again, remember: if you have never requested an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, or, if you have updated your name or address, you will need a photo ID to accompany your absentee ballot request.
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN-PERSON INSTEAD OF ABSENTEE-BY-MAIL, SKIP TO THE IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON SECTION BELOW
Once you have requested and have received your absentee ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. As well, YOU WILL NEED 1 SIGNATURE WITNESS to sign the envelope. A witness can be anybody over 18 who is not running for public office.
If you are worried about your ballot being rejected due to a mismatched signature, do not worry as they will not reject it outright without letting you know, and without giving you a chance to fix it, HOWEVER this process needs to be done before polls close (8:00pm CT) on Election Day. Because of this, please make sure to avoid dropping off your ballot on Election Day if possible, and instead drop it off earlier, and preferably as early as possible.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797
Once you have done all that DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT. The real reason why is because Wisconsin makes it incredibly easy to return your absentee ballot. Wisconsin, like Michigan, administers their elections New England-style. In other words, each municipality is basically in charge of administering the election.
So, your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk will be the ones sending out ballots, and your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk's office will be the ones that your ballot will ultimately need to be returned to. This makes it easier to drop off your ballot, as you will not need to go far to drop it off.
When sending back your ballot, it is important to note that you need to drop it off in the MUNICIPALITY that you are voting in, NOT in the county. For example, if you live in the City of La Crosse, you will need to drop it off within the city limits of La Crosse, and not anywhere else in La Crosse County.
In terms of dropping off your absentee ballot, there are 4 ways to do so:
1) Drop it off at a drop-box in your municipality
I have been doing research on the extent to which ballot drop-boxes exist in Wisconsin. I have found that, in nearly all cities, villages, and towns there is at least 1 drop-box in any given municipality. In the City of La Crosse, there will be 1 drop-box at City Hall (@ 400 La Crosse St in Downtown La Crosse) If you live outside of La Crosse city limits, drop boxes will likely be available in almost all municipalities. Check the link below for future updates or contact your municipal clerk for more details.
2) Hand-deliver it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
LA CROSSE CITY HALL IS CLOSED, SO, AS FAR AS WHAT IS KNOWN, THIS OPTION REMAINS UNAVAILABLE FOR THE TIME BEING. It is unclear when city hall will re-open. If you live outside of the City of La Crosse, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours . Please be safe when returning it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
3) Return to a polling site during the Early Voting period.
Early Voting in the City of La Crosse is open weekdays between Tuesday, October 20 and Friday, October 30. Early voting is scheduled to place at City Hall (@ 400 La Crosse St in Downtown La Crosse) between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm. If you live outside of the City of La Crosse, check out the link below or contact your municipal clerk's office for more details.
4) Return to a polling site on Election Day.
This is also an option for dropping off your ballot, however it is more recommended that you drop it off earlier. Still, it is an option if need be.
https://www.cityoflacrosse.org/your-government/departments/city-clerk/elections-and-voting [FOR THE CITY OF LA CROSSE]
https://www.lacrossecounty.org/countyclerk/elections.asp [FOR LA CROSSE COUNTY]
Generally speaking, you, and only you, should drop off your own ballot, however, if you cannot drop it off yourself, you can have somebody else that you trust drop it off for you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY WHO YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
Ballots need to be returned by 8:00pm CT on Election Day.
For several reasons, including the fact that ballot drop-off is local, the fact that there is a drop-box or drop-off point in virtually every municipality, and also because there there are so many options for dropping off your ballot, Wisconsin is, in my opinion, one of the very easiest states to drop off your ballot, and is even up there with Oregon and Washington in terms of ease of dropping it off.
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON
If you want to vote in-person, it is recommended that you vote as early as possible.
Early Voting in the City of La Crosse is open weekdays between Tuesday, October 20 and Friday, October 30. Early voting is scheduled to place at City Hall (@ 400 La Crosse St in Downtown La Crosse) between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm. If you live outside of the City of La Crosse, check out the link below or contact your municipal clerk's office for more details.
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though it is recommended that you vote early if you are voting in person. Again, make sure you have your valid photo ID.
https://www.cityoflacrosse.org/your-government/departments/city-clerk/elections-and-voting [FOR THE CITY OF LA CROSSE]
https://www.lacrossecounty.org/countyclerk/elections.asp [FOR LA CROSSE COUNTY]
Stay safe, vote, and please remember to drop off your absentee ballots and not mail it back unless completely and utterly necessary.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://bringit.wi.gov/ [PHOTO ID]
https://bringit.wi.gov/frequently-asked-questions
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/63 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6788
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL- 121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797 [CURE PROCESS]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6816 [witness signature]
https://www.cityoflacrosse.org/your-government/departments/city-clerk/elections-and-voting [FOR THE CITY OF LA CROSSE]
https://www.lacrossecounty.org/countyclerk/elections.asp [FOR LA CROSSE COUNTY]
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/07/Safeguarding-Our-Democracy-with-Vote-by-Mail_DemocracyDocket_UPDATED_JULY2020.pdf [anybody can drop off a ballot]
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2020.09.17 18:26 flyinmacaronimonster Absentee and In-Person Voting in Kenosha

Hey people of Kenosha!
Election Season officially begins for you as absentee ballots start going out to all registered voters that have requested a ballot, starting today.
Before I go any further, if there is one key piece of advice for you if you are voting absentee, it's that you DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT, and instead drop it off. There is a genuinely good reason for this, and I will explain further down below.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so right now. You can do so using this link:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
Wednesday, October 14 is the deadline to register to vote online and by mail. You can also register to vote in-person at your municipal clerk's office during business hours up until 5:00pm or end of business on Friday, October 30. For City of Kenosha voters: 8:30am-4:30pm MON-FRI at the Clerk/Treasurer's Office at City Hall @ 625 52nd St, Room 105, in downtown Kenosha. If you live outside of the City of Kenosha in Kenosha County, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours.
https://www.kenosha.org/departments/city-clerk-treasurer
Wisconsin is also one of a few states that also allows for same-day voter registration on Election Day, so, if you have forgotten to register to vote by Friday, October 30, you can still register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, and then subsequently vote in-person.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MACHINE HACKING, KEEP IN MIND THAT WISCONSIN DOES NOT USE VOTING MACHINES IN THEIR ELECTIONS AS OF 2020, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE MACHINES WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL. In Kenosha County, ballot marking devices (a bit different than a voting "machine") will be used by people with disabilities, but for the majority of voters (i.e. ones without a disability), hand-marked paper ballots will be used.
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/59
If you are voting in-person or are a first-time absentee voter, or, if you are requesting an absentee ballot and have updated your name or address, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request. The reason why you need to show ID with an absentee ballot request if you have had a name or address change is because you essentially need to re-register, and every time you register or re-register to vote, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
In terms of Photo ID in general, Wisconsin has a very strict photo ID law. Most photo IDs (like a driver's license) need to be up to date as of November 6, 2018. If you need to update your driver's license or other photo ID, please do so now or as soon as possible. Some photo IDs must be unexpired, but most do not need to be.
Here's a site that explains the types of voter ID that are acceptable:
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
If you have registered to vote and have not requested an absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot if you would like. Again, remember: if you have never requested an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, or, if you have updated your name or address, you will need a photo ID to accompany your absentee ballot request.
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN-PERSON INSTEAD OF ABSENTEE-BY-MAIL, SKIP TO THE IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON SECTION BELOW
Once you have requested and have received your absentee ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. As well, YOU WILL NEED 1 SIGNATURE WITNESS to sign the envelope. A witness can be anybody over 18 who is not running for public office.
If you are worried about your ballot being rejected due to a mismatched signature, do not worry as they will not reject it outright without letting you know, and without giving you a chance to fix it, HOWEVER this process needs to be done before polls close (8:00pm CT) on Election Day. Because of this, please make sure to avoid dropping off your ballot on Election Day if possible, and instead drop it off earlier, and preferably as early as possible.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797
Once you have done all that DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT. The real reason why is because Wisconsin makes it incredibly easy to return your absentee ballot. Wisconsin, like Michigan, administers their elections New England-style. In other words, each municipality is basically in charge of administering the election.
So, your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk will be the ones sending out ballots, and your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk's office will be the ones that your ballot will ultimately need to be returned to. This makes it easier to drop off your ballot, as you will not need to go far to drop it off.
When sending back your ballot, it is important to note that you need to drop it off in the MUNICIPALITY that you are voting in, NOT in the county. For example, if you live in the City of Kenosha, you will need to drop it off within the city limits of Kenosha, and not anywhere else in Kenosha County.
In terms of dropping off your absentee ballot, there are 4 ways to do so:
1) Drop it off at a drop-box in your municipality
I have been doing research on the extent to which ballot drop-boxes exist in Wisconsin. I have found that, in nearly all cities, villages, and towns there is at least 1 drop-box in any given municipality. In the City of Kenosha, there will be at least 1 drop-box at City Hall If you live outside of Kenosha city limits, drop boxes will likely be available in almost all municipalities. Check the link below for future updates.
2) Hand-deliver it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
The City Clerk's office in Kenosha will be open from 8:30am-4:30pm MON-FRI at City Hall, through to Election Day for ballot drop off. Hours will likely be extended on Election Day. This is still another option for you to drop off your ballot, however, it is more recommended that you drop off your ballot off at the drop-box at City Hall. If you live outside of the City of Kenosha, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours . Please be safe when returning it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
3) Return to a polling site during the Early Voting period.
Early Voting in the City of Kenosha is open every day between Tuesday, October 20 and Friday, October 30 (Saturday and Sunday inclusive) at 2 locations: City Hall @ 625 52nd St and the Kenosha Public Museum at 5500 1st Ave, both in downtown Kenosha. You can drop off your ballot at these two locations. For early voting outside of the city of Kenosha, check the link below for updates.
4) Return to a polling site on Election Day.
This is also an option for dropping off your ballot, however it is more recommended that you drop it off earlier. Still, it is an option if need be.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://www.kenoshacounty.org/841/Upcoming-Elections [CHECK FOR FUTURE UPDATES ON CITY AND COUNTY EARLY VOTING, DROP-BOXES AND OTHER ELECTION INFORMATION]
https://www.kenosha.org/departments/city-clerk-treasureelections
https://www.kenosha.org/departments/city-clerk-treasureelections#how-to-vote-early-absentee
Generally speaking, you, and only you, should drop off your own ballot, however, if you cannot drop it off yourself, you can have somebody else that you trust drop it off for you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY WHO YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
Ballots need to be returned by 8:00pm CT on Election Day.
For several reasons, including the fact that ballot drop-off is local, the fact that there is a drop-box or drop-off point in virtually every municipality, and also because there there are so many options for dropping off your ballot, Wisconsin is, in my opinion, one of the very easiest states to drop off your ballot, and is even up there with Oregon and Washington in terms of ease of dropping it off.
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON
If you want to vote in-person, it is recommended that you vote as early as possible.
Early Voting in the City of Kenosha is open every day between Tuesday, October 20 and Friday, October 30 (Saturday and Sunday inclusive) at 2 locations: City Hall @ 625 52nd St and the Kenosha Public Museum at 5500 1st Ave, both in downtown Kenosha. You can drop off your ballot at these two locations. For early voting outside of the city of Kenosha, check the link below for updates.
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though it is recommended that you vote early if you are voting in person. Again, make sure you have your valid photo ID.
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
https://www.kenosha.org/departments/city-clerk-treasureelections#how-to-vote-early-absentee [EARLY VOTING]
https://www.kenoshacounty.org/841/Upcoming-Elections [CHECK FOR FUTURE UPDATES ON CITY AND COUNTY EARLY VOTING, AND OTHER VOTING INFORMATION]
Stay safe, vote, and please remember to drop off your absentee ballots and not mail it back unless completely and utterly necessary.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://bringit.wi.gov/ [PHOTO ID]
https://bringit.wi.gov/frequently-asked-questions
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6788
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL- 121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797 [CURE PROCESS]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6816 [witness signature]
https://www.kenoshacounty.org/841/Upcoming-Elections [CHECK FOR FUTURE UPDATES ON CITY AND COUNTY EARLY VOTING, DROP-BOXES AND OTHER ELECTION INFORMATION]
https://www.kenosha.org/departments/city-clerk-treasureelections
https://www.kenosha.org/departments/city-clerk-treasureelections#how-to-vote-early-absentee
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/07/Safeguarding-Our-Democracy-with-Vote-by-Mail_DemocracyDocket_UPDATED_JULY2020.pdf [anybody can drop off a ballot]
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2020.09.17 17:30 flyinmacaronimonster Absentee and In-Person Voting in Green Bay

Hey Cheeseheads!
Election Season officially begins for you as absentee ballots start going out to all registered voters that have requested a ballot, starting today.
Before I go any further, if there is one key piece of advice for you if you are voting absentee, it's that you DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT, and instead drop it off. There is a genuinely good reason for this, and I will explain further down below.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so right now. You can do so using this link:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
Wednesday, October 14 is the deadline to register to vote online and by mail. You can also register to vote in-person at your municipal clerk's office during business hours up until 5:00pm or end of business on Friday, October 30 (for City of Green Bay voters: 8am-4:30pm at City Hall @ 100 N Jefferson St in downtown Green Bay; may be by appointment only). If you live outside of the City of Green Bay, contact your municipal clerk's office for more details. As a special note, voters that live in the villages of Ashwaubenon, Allouez, Bellevue or Howard will need to refer to their own village clerk, and not the Green Bay City Clerk.
https://greenbaywi.gov/655/Election-Information
Wisconsin is also one of a few states that also allows for same-day voter registration on Election Day, so, if you have forgotten to register to vote by Friday, October 30, you can still register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, and then subsequently vote in-person.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MACHINE HACKING, KEEP IN MIND THAT WISCONSIN DOES NOT USE VOTING MACHINES IN THEIR ELECTIONS AS OF 2020, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE MACHINES WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL. In Brown County, ballot marking devices (a bit different than a voting "machine") will be used by people with disabilities, but for the majority of voters (i.e. ones without a disability), hand-marked paper ballots will be used.
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/9
If you are voting in-person or are a first-time absentee voter, or, if you are requesting an absentee ballot and have updated your name or address, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request. The reason why you need to show ID with an absentee ballot request if you have had a name or address change is because you essentially need to re-register, and every time you register or re-register to vote, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
In terms of Photo ID in general, Wisconsin has a very strict photo ID law. Most photo IDs (like a driver's license) need to be up to date as of November 6, 2018. If you need to update your driver's license or other photo ID, please do so now or as soon as possible. Some photo IDs must be unexpired, but most do not need to be.
Here's a site that explains the types of voter ID that are acceptable:
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
If you have registered to vote and have not requested an absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot if you would like. Again, remember: if you have never requested an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, or, if you have updated your name or address, you will need a photo ID to accompany your absentee ballot request.
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN-PERSON INSTEAD OF ABSENTEE-BY-MAIL, SKIP TO THE IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSONSECTION BELOW
Once you have requested and have received your absentee ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. As well, YOU WILL NEED 1 SIGNATURE WITNESS to sign the envelope. A witness can be anybody over 18 who is not running for public office.
If you are worried about your ballot being rejected due to a mismatched signature, do not worry as they will not reject it outright without letting you know, and without giving you a chance to fix it, HOWEVER this process needs to be done before polls close (8:00pm CT) on Election Day. Because of this, please make sure to avoid dropping off your ballot on Election Day if possible, and instead drop it off earlier, and preferably as early as possible.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797
Once you have done all that DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT. The real reason why is because Wisconsin makes it incredibly easy to return your absentee ballot. Wisconsin, like Michigan, administers their elections New England-style. In other words, each municipality is basically in charge of administering the election.
So, your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk will be the ones sending out ballots, and your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk's office will be the ones that your ballot will ultimately need to be returned to. This makes it easier to drop off your ballot, as you will not need to go far to drop it off.
When sending back your ballot, it is important to note that you need to drop it off in the MUNICIPALITY that you are voting in, NOT in the county. For example, if you live in the City of Green Bay, you will need to drop it off within the city limits of Green Bay, and not anywhere else in Brown County.
In terms of dropping off your absentee ballot, there are 4 ways to do so:
(**NOTE: The following information will be for City of Green Bay residents only If you live outside of Green Bay city limits, refer to this guide for your individual city for drop off in your municipality: https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/county-clerk/elections/absentee-voting-ballot-return-options-november-3-2020-fall-presidential-and-general-election/)
Special Note: The Ashwaubenon drop-box is not open during business hours, and is only open until start of business on November 2.
1) Drop it off at a drop-box in your municipality
In the City of Green Bay, there will be 5 drop-boxes: at least 1 at City Hall @ 100 N Jefferson St (currently located behind city hall), and 5 at other locations around the city [TBD].
2) Hand-deliver it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
The City Clerk's office in Green Bay will be open from 8:30am-4:00pm MON-FRI at the City Hall @ 100 N Jefferson St through to Election Day for ballot drop off (THOUGH ACCESS MAY BE LIMITED AND MAY BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY). Hours will likely be extended on Election Day. It is more recommended that you drop off your ballot off at one of the 5 drop-boxes instead.
3) Return to a polling site during the Early Voting period.
Early Voting in the City of Green Bay is open MON-SAT between Tuesday, October 20 and Saturday, October 31. You can drop it off then.
4) Return to a polling site on Election Day.
This is also an option for dropping off your ballot, however it is more recommended that you drop it off earlier. Still, it is an option if need be.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/county-clerk/elections/absentee-voting-ballot-return-options-november-3-2020-fall-presidential-and-general-election/ [BALLOT RETURN OPTIONS FOR ALL MUNICIPALITIES IN BROWN COUNTY]
https://greenbaywi.gov/655/Election-Information
https://www.wbay.com/2020/09/17/green-bay-to-get-5-absentee-ballot-drop-boxes/
Generally speaking, you, and only you, should drop off your own ballot, however, if you cannot drop it off yourself, you can have somebody else that you trust drop it off for you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY WHO YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
Ballots need to be returned by 8:00pm CT on Election Day.
For several reasons, including the fact that ballot drop-off is local, the fact that there is a drop-box or drop-off point in virtually every municipality, and also because there there are so many options for dropping off your ballot, Wisconsin is, in my opinion, one of the very easiest states to drop off your ballot, and is even up there with Oregon and Washington in terms of ease of dropping it off.
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON
If you want to vote in-person, it is recommended that you vote as early as possible.
Early Voting in the City of Green Bay is open MON-SAT between Tuesday, October 20 and Saturday, October 31. Location will probably be at the City Clerk's office. For early voting outside of the City of Green Bay, contact your municipal clerk's office. Make sure that you have your valid photo ID on hand before going to the polls.
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though it is recommended that you vote early if you are voting in person. Again, make sure you have your valid photo ID.
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
https://www.fdl.wi.gov/calendavenue/city-clerks-office/ [EARLY VOTING]
Stay safe, vote, and please remember to drop off your absentee ballots and not mail it back unless completely and utterly necessary.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://bringit.wi.gov/ [PHOTO ID]
https://bringit.wi.gov/frequently-asked-questions
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/9 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6788
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL- 121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797 [CURE PROCESS]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6816 [witness signature]
https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/county-clerk/elections/absentee-voting-ballot-return-options-november-3-2020-fall-presidential-and-general-election/ [BALLOT RETURN OPTIONS FOR ALL MUNICIPALITIES IN BROWN COUNTY]
https://greenbaywi.gov/655/Election-Information
https://www.wbay.com/2020/09/17/green-bay-to-get-5-absentee-ballot-drop-boxes/ [ADDITIONAL GREEN BAY DROP-BOXES]
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/07/Safeguarding-Our-Democracy-with-Vote-by-Mail_DemocracyDocket_UPDATED_JULY2020.pdf [anybody can drop off a ballot]
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2020.09.17 16:59 flyinmacaronimonster Absentee and In-Person Voting in Fond du Lac

Hey people of Fond du Lac!
Election Season officially begins for you as absentee ballots start going out to all registered voters that have requested a ballot, starting today.
Before I go any further, if there is one key piece of advice for you if you are voting absentee, it's that you DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT, and instead drop it off. There is a genuinely good reason for this, and I will explain further down below.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so right now. You can do so using this link:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
Wednesday, October 14 is the deadline to register to vote online and by mail. You can also register to vote in-person at your municipal clerk's office during business hours up until 5:00pm or end of business on Friday, October 30 (for City of Fond du Lac voters: 7:45am-4:30pm MON-FRI at City Hall @ 160 S Macy St [at the City-County Government Center complex] in downtown Fond du Lac). If you live outside of the City of Fond du Lac, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours.
https://www.fdl.wi.gov/administration/city-clerk/contact-us/
https://www.fdl.wi.gov/administration/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2020/09/City-of-FDL-Absentee-Voting.pdf
Wisconsin is also one of a few states that also allows for same-day voter registration on Election Day, so, if you have forgotten to register to vote by Friday, October 30, you can still register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, and then subsequently vote in-person.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MACHINE HACKING, KEEP IN MIND THAT WISCONSIN DOES NOT USE VOTING MACHINES IN THEIR ELECTIONS AS OF 2020, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE MACHINES WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL. In Fond du Lac County, ballot marking devices (a bit different than a voting "machine") will be used by people with disabilities, but for the majority of voters (i.e. ones without a disability), hand-marked paper ballots will be used.
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/39
If you are voting in-person or are a first-time absentee voter, or, if you are requesting an absentee ballot and have updated your name or address, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request. The reason why you need to show ID with an absentee ballot request if you have had a name or address change is because you essentially need to re-register, and every time you register or re-register to vote, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
In terms of Photo ID in general, Wisconsin has a very strict photo ID law. Most photo IDs (like a driver's license) need to be up to date as of November 6, 2018. If you need to update your driver's license or other photo ID, please do so now or as soon as possible. Some photo IDs must be unexpired, but most do not need to be.
Here's a site that explains the types of voter ID that are acceptable:
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
If you have registered to vote and have not requested an absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot if you would like. Again, remember: if you have never requested an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, or, if you have updated your name or address, you will need a photo ID to accompany your absentee ballot request.
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN-PERSON INSTEAD OF ABSENTEE-BY-MAIL, SKIP TO THE IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON SECTION BELOW
Once you have requested and have received your absentee ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. As well, YOU WILL NEED 1 SIGNATURE WITNESS to sign the envelope. A witness can be anybody over 18 who is not running for public office.
If you are worried about your ballot being rejected due to a mismatched signature, do not worry as they will not reject it outright without letting you know, and without giving you a chance to fix it, HOWEVER this process needs to be done before polls close (8:00pm CT) on Election Day. Because of this, please make sure to avoid dropping off your ballot on Election Day if possible, and instead drop it off earlier, and preferably as early as possible.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797
Once you have done all that DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT. The real reason why is because Wisconsin makes it incredibly easy to return your absentee ballot. Wisconsin, like Michigan, administers their elections New England-style. In other words, each municipality is basically in charge of administering the election.
So, your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk will be the ones sending out ballots, and your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk's office will be the ones that your ballot will ultimately need to be returned to. This makes it easier to drop off your ballot, as you will not need to go far to drop it off.
When sending back your ballot, it is important to note that you need to drop it off in the MUNICIPALITY that you are voting in, NOT in the county. For example, if you live in the City of Fond du Lac, you will need to drop it off within the city limits of Fond du Lac, and not anywhere else in Fond du Lac County.
In terms of dropping off your absentee ballot, there are 4 ways to do so:
1) Drop it off at a drop-box in your municipality
I have been doing research on the extent to which ballot drop-boxes exist in Wisconsin. I have found that, in nearly all cities, villages, and towns there is at least 1 drop-box in any given municipality. In larger cities, there may be more than 1 drop box, and, in the City of Fond du Lac, there will be 2 drop-boxes located at either end of the City-County Government Center complex (west of S Macy St, between Western Ave and W 2nd St in downtown Fond du Lac): 1 at the north end of the building closer to 2nd St and 1 on the south end of the building in the Sheriff's parking lot. If you live outside of Fond du Lac city limits, drop boxes will still likely be available, although it is also possible that you may need to arrange a drop-off with your municipal clerk if you live in a smaller and more rural township, though, again, it varies by municipality.
2) Hand-deliver it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
The City Clerk's office in Fond du Lac will be open from 7:45am-4:30pm MON-FRI at the City-County Government Complex @ 160 S Macy St through to Election Day for ballot drop off. Hours will likely be extended on Election Day. This is still another option for you to drop off your ballot, however, it is more recommended that you drop off your ballot off at one of the two drop-boxes at City-County Government Complex. If you live outside of the City of Fond du Lac, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours. Please be safe when returning it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
3) Return to a polling site during the Early Voting period.
Early Voting in the City of Fond du Lac is open weekdays between Tuesday, October 20 and Friday, October 30. For early voting outside of the City of Fond du Lac, contact your municipal clerk's office.
4) Return to a polling site on Election Day.
This is also an option for dropping off your ballot, however it is more recommended that you drop it off earlier. Still, it is an option if need be.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://www.fdl.wi.gov/administration/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2020/09/City-of-FDL-Absentee-Voting.pdf
https://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/2020/09/14/fond-du-lac-area-clerks-give-drop-off-locations-absentee-ballots/5696572002/ [BALLOT DROP-BOXES IN FOND DU LAC AND A FEW OTHER CITIES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA]
https://www.fdl.wi.gov/calendavenue/city-clerks-office/ [EARLY VOTING]
Generally speaking, you, and only you, should drop off your own ballot, however, if you cannot drop it off yourself, you can have somebody else that you trust drop it off for you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY WHO YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
Ballots need to be returned by 8:00pm CT on Election Day.
For several reasons, including the fact that ballot drop-off is local, the fact that there is a drop-box or drop-off point in virtually every municipality, and also because there there are so many options for dropping off your ballot, Wisconsin is, in my opinion, one of the very easiest states to drop off your ballot, and is even up there with Oregon and Washington in terms of ease of dropping it off.
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON
If you want to vote in-person, it is recommended that you vote as early as possible.
Early Voting in the City of Fond du Lac is open weekdays between Tuesday, October 20 and Friday, October 30. In truth, specific details don't seem to be fully ironed out yet, so keep watch for more details as they come. For early voting outside of the City of Fond du Lac, contact your municipal clerk's office. Make sure that you have your valid photo ID on hand before going to the polls.
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though it is recommended that you vote early if you are voting in person. Again, make sure you have your valid photo ID.
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
https://www.fdl.wi.gov/calendavenue/city-clerks-office/ [EARLY VOTING]
Stay safe, vote, and please remember to drop off your absentee ballots and not mail it back unless completely and utterly necessary.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://bringit.wi.gov/ [PHOTO ID]
https://bringit.wi.gov/frequently-asked-questions
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/39 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6788
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL- 121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797 [CURE PROCESS]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6816 [witness signature]
https://www.fdl.wi.gov/administration/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2020/09/City-of-FDL-Absentee-Voting.pdf
https://www.fdlreporter.com/story/news/2020/09/14/fond-du-lac-area-clerks-give-drop-off-locations-absentee-ballots/5696572002/ [BALLOT DROP-BOXES IN FOND DU LAC AND A FEW OTHER CITIES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA]
https://www.fdl.wi.gov/calendavenue/city-clerks-office/ [EARLY VOTING]
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/07/Safeguarding-Our-Democracy-with-Vote-by-Mail_DemocracyDocket_UPDATED_JULY2020.pdf [anybody can drop off a ballot]
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2020.09.17 16:20 flyinmacaronimonster Absentee and In-Person Voting in Eau Claire

Hey people of Eau Claire!
Election Season officially begins for you as absentee ballots start going out to all registered voters that have requested a ballot, starting today.
Before I go any further, if there is one key piece of advice for you if you are voting absentee, it's that you DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT, and instead drop it off. There is a genuinely good reason for this, and I will explain further down below.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so right now. You can do so using this link:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
Wednesday, October 14 is the deadline to register to vote online and by mail. You can also register to vote in-person at your municipal clerk's office during business hours up until 5:00pm or end of business on Friday, October 30 (for City of Eau Claire voters: 8am-5pm MON-FRI at City Hall @ 203 S. Farwell St in downtown Eau Claire). If you live outside of the City of Eau Claire, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours.
Wisconsin is also one of a few states that also allows for same-day voter registration on Election Day, so, if you have forgotten to register to vote by Friday, October 30, you can still register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, and then subsequently vote in-person.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MACHINE HACKING, KEEP IN MIND THAT WISCONSIN DOES NOT USE VOTING MACHINES IN THEIR ELECTIONS AS OF 2020, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE MACHINES WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL. In Eau Claire County, ballot marking devices (a bit different than a voting "machine") will be used by people with disabilities, but for the majority of voters (i.e. ones without a disability), hand-marked paper ballots will be used.
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/35
If you are voting in-person or are a first-time absentee voter, or, if you are requesting an absentee ballot and have updated your name or address, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request. The reason why you need to show ID with an absentee ballot request if you have had a name or address change is because you essentially need to re-register, and every time you register or re-register to vote, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
In terms of Photo ID in general, Wisconsin has a very strict photo ID law. Most photo IDs (like a driver's license) need to be up to date as of November 6, 2018. If you need to update your driver's license or other photo ID, please do so now or as soon as possible. Some photo IDs must be unexpired, but most do not need to be.
Here's a site that explains the types of voter ID that are acceptable:
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
If you have registered to vote and have not requested an absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot if you would like. Again, remember: if you have never requested an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, or, if you have updated your name or address, you will need a photo ID to accompany your absentee ballot request.
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
Once you have requested and have received your absentee ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. As well, YOU WILL NEED 1 SIGNATURE WITNESS to sign the envelope. A witness can be anybody over 18 who is not running for public office.
If you are worried about your ballot being rejected due to a mismatched signature, do not worry as they will not reject it outright without letting you know, and without giving you a chance to fix it, HOWEVER this process needs to be done before polls close (8:00pm CT) on Election Day. Because of this, please make sure to avoid dropping off your ballot on Election Day if possible, and instead drop it off earlier, and preferably as early as possible.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN-PERSON INSTEAD OF ABSENTEE-BY-MAIL, SKIP TO THE IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON SECTION BELOW
Once you have done all that DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT. The real reason why is because Wisconsin makes it incredibly easy to return your absentee ballot. Wisconsin, like Michigan, administers their elections New England-style. In other words, each municipality is basically in charge of administering the election.
So, your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk will be the ones sending out ballots, and your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk's office will be the ones that your ballot will ultimately need to be returned to. This makes it easier to drop off your ballot, as you will not need to go far to drop it off.
When sending back your ballot, it is important to note that you need to drop it off in the MUNICIPALITY that you are voting in, NOT in the county. For example, if you live in the City of Eau Claire, you will need to drop it off within the city limits of Eau Claire, and not anywhere else in Eau Claire County.
In terms of dropping off your absentee ballot, there are 4 ways to do so:
1) Drop it off at a drop-box in your municipality
I have been doing research on the extent to which ballot drop-boxes exist in Wisconsin. I have found that, in nearly all cities, villages, and towns there is at least 1 drop-box in any given municipality. In larger cities, there may be more than 1 drop box, and, in Eau Claire, there will be 4: 1 at City Hall in downtown Eau Claire (203 S. Farwell St in downtown Eau Claire) and 3 others at all 3 Festival Foods grocery store locations that are located within city limits. If you live outside of Eau Claire city limits, drop boxes will still likely be available, although it is also possible that you may need to arrange a drop-off with your municipal clerk if you live in a smaller and more rural township, though, again, it varies by municipality.
2) Hand-deliver it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
The City Clerk's office in Eau Claire will be open from 8am-5pm MON-FRI through to Election Day for ballot drop off. This is still another option for you to drop off your ballot, however, it is more recommended that you drop off your ballot off in the drop-box at city hall, or at one of the 3 other drop-boxes at the 3 Festival Foods locations in the City of Eau Claire instead. Hours will likely be extended on Election Day. If you live outside of the City of Eau Claire, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours. Please be safe when returning it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
3) Return to a polling site during the Early Voting period.
Drive-thru Early Voting will be available at the City Hall parking lot between Tuesday, October 20 and Friday, October 30, open every day except for Sunday, October 25. You will be able to drop off your ballot here.
4) Return to a polling site on Election Day.
This is also an option for dropping off your ballot, however it is more recommended that you drop it off earlier. Still, it is an option if need be.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://www.eauclairewi.gov/government/our-divisions/elections
https://wqow.com/2020/09/08/ec-city-council-charging-station-diesel-buses-ballot-boxes/ [BALLOT DROP-BOXES]
https://www.festfoods.com/my-store/store-locator [BALLOT DROP BOXES AT ALL THREE LOCATIONS WITHIN THE CITY OF EAU CLAIRE]
Generally speaking, you, and only you, should drop off your own ballot, however, if you cannot drop it off yourself, you can have somebody else that you trust drop it off for you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY WHO YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
Ballots need to be returned by 8:00pm CT on Election Day.
For several reasons, including the fact that ballot drop-off is local, the fact that there is a drop-box or drop-off point in virtually every municipality, and also because there there are so many options for dropping off your ballot, Wisconsin is, in my opinion, one of the very easiest states to drop off your ballot, and is even up there with Oregon and Washington in terms of ease of dropping it off.
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON
If you want to vote in-person, it is recommended that you vote as early as possible.
Drive-thru Early Voting will be available at the City Hall parking lot between Tuesday, October 20 and Friday, October 30, open every day except for Sunday, October 25. If you live outside of Eau Claire city limits, contact your municipal clerk's office for more details on early voting. Make sure that you have your valid photo ID on hand before going to the polls.
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though it is recommended that you vote early if you are voting in person. Again, make sure you have your valid photo ID.
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
Stay safe, vote, and please remember to drop off your absentee ballots and not mail it back unless completely and utterly necessary.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://bringit.wi.gov/ [PHOTO ID]
https://bringit.wi.gov/frequently-asked-questions
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/35 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6788
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL- 121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797 [CURE PROCESS]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6816 [witness signature]
https://www.eauclairewi.gov/government/our-divisions/elections
https://wqow.com/2020/09/08/ec-city-council-charging-station-diesel-buses-ballot-boxes/ [BALLOT DROP-BOXES]
https://www.festfoods.com/my-store/store-locator [BALLOT DROP BOXES AT ALL THREE LOCATIONS WITHIN THE CITY OF EAU CLAIRE]
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/07/Safeguarding-Our-Democracy-with-Vote-by-Mail_DemocracyDocket_UPDATED_JULY2020.pdf [anybody can drop off a ballot]
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2020.09.17 16:01 flyinmacaronimonster Absentee and In-Person Voting in Appleton

Hey Appletonians!
Election Season officially begins for you as absentee ballots start going out to all registered voters that have requested a ballot, starting today.
Before I go any further, if there is one key piece of advice for you if you are voting absentee, it's that you DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT, and instead drop it off. There is a genuinely good reason for this, and I will explain further down below.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so right now. You can do so using this link:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
Wednesday, October 14 is the deadline to register to vote online and by mail. You can also register to vote in-person at your municipal clerk's office up until end of business day (4:30pm at City Hall for City of Appleton voters) on Friday, October 30. If you live outside of the City of Appleton, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours.
https://www.appleton.org/government/city-clerk/elections
Wisconsin is also one of a few states that also allows for same-day voter registration on Election Day, so, if you have forgotten to register to vote by Friday, October 30, you can still register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, and then subsequently vote in-person.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MACHINE HACKING, KEEP IN MIND THAT WISCONSIN DOES NOT USE VOTING MACHINES IN THEIR ELECTIONS AS OF 2020, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE MACHINES WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL. In Outagamie County, ballot marking devices (a bit different than a voting "machine") will be used by people with disabilities, but for the majority of voters (i.e. ones without a disability), hand-marked paper ballots will be used.
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/87
If you are voting in-person or are a first-time absentee voter, or, if you are requesting an absentee ballot and have updated your name or address, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request. The reason why you need to show ID with an absentee ballot request if you have had a name or address change is because you essentially need to re-register, and every time you register or re-register to vote, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
In terms of Photo ID in general, Wisconsin has a very strict photo ID law. Most photo IDs (like a driver's license) need to be up to date as of November 6, 2018. If you need to update your driver's license or other photo ID, please do so now or as soon as possible. Some photo IDs must be unexpired, but most do not need to be.
Here's a site that explains the types of voter ID that are acceptable:
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
If you have registered to vote and have not requested an absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot if you would like. Again, remember: if you have never requested an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, or, if you have updated your name or address, you will need a photo ID to accompany your absentee ballot request.
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN-PERSON INSTEAD OF ABSENTEE-BY-MAIL, SKIP TO THE IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON SECTION BELOW
Once you have requested and have received your absentee ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. As well, YOU WILL NEED 1 SIGNATURE WITNESS to sign the envelope. A witness can be anybody over 18 who is not running for public office.
If you are worried about your ballot being rejected due to a mismatched signature, do not worry as they will not reject it outright without letting you know, and without giving you a chance to fix it, HOWEVER this process needs to be done before polls close (8:00pm CT) on Election Day. Because of this, please make sure to avoid dropping off your ballot on Election Day if possible, and instead drop it off earlier, and preferably as early as possible.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797
Once you have done all that DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT. The real reason why is because Wisconsin makes it incredibly easy to return your absentee ballot. Wisconsin, like Michigan, administers their elections New England-style. In other words, each municipality is basically in charge of administering the election.
So, your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk will be the ones sending out ballots, and your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk's office will be the ones that your ballot will ultimately need to be returned to. This makes it easier to drop off your ballot, as you will not need to go far to drop it off.
When sending back your ballot, it is important to note that you need to drop it off in the MUNICIPALITY that you are voting in, NOT in the county. For example, if you live in the City of Appleton, you will need to drop it off within the city limits of Appleton, and not anywhere else in Outagamie County.
In terms of dropping off your absentee ballot, there are 4 ways to do so:
1) Drop it off at a drop-box in your municipality
I have been doing research on the extent to which ballot drop-boxes exist in Wisconsin. I have found that, in nearly all cities, villages, and towns there is at least 1 drop-box in any given municipality. In larger cities, there may be more than 1 drop box, and, in Appleton, there will be 7: 1 at City Hall in downtown Appleton (100 N Appleton St) and 6 others at all fire halls within the city of Appleton. If you live outside of Appleton city limits, drop boxes will still likely be available, although it is also possible that you may need to arrange a drop-off with your municipal clerk if you live in a smaller and more rural township, though, again, it varies by municipality.
2) Hand-deliver it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
The City Clerk's office in Appleton will be open from 8am-4:30pm MON-FRI through to Election Day. Hours will likely be extended on Election Day. This is still another option for you to drop off your ballot, however, it is more recommended that you drop off your ballot off in the drop-box at city hall, or at one of the 6 other drop-boxes at the fire stations instead. If you live outside of the city limits of Appleton and want to return your ballot this way, contact your municipal clerk's office for hours. Please be safe when returning it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
3) Return to a polling site during the Early Voting period.
Early Voting will likely start on Tuesday, October 20 in Appleton, though exact dates, times and locations are TBD.
4) Return to a polling site on Election Day.
This is also an option for dropping off your ballot, however it is more recommended that you drop it off earlier. Still, it is an option if need be.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://www.appleton.org/government/city-clerk/elections
https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/local/2020/09/04/dont-trust-mail-clerks-set-up-drop-boxes-absentee-ballots/5628465002/ [APPLETON AND AREA DROP-BOXES AND DROP-OFF]
Generally speaking, you, and only you, should drop off your own ballot, however, if you cannot drop it off yourself, you can have somebody else that you trust drop it off for you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY WHO YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
Ballots need to be returned by 8:00pm CT on Election Day.
For several reasons, including the fact that ballot drop-off is local, the fact that there is a drop-box or drop-off point in virtually every municipality, and also because there there are so many options for dropping off your ballot, Wisconsin is, in my opinion, one of the very easiest states to drop off your ballot, and is even up there with Oregon and Washington in terms of ease of dropping it off.
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON
If you want to vote in-person, it is recommended that you vote as early as possible. Again dates are TBD, but are likely to start on Tuesday, October 20. If you live outside of Appleton city limits, contact your municipal clerk's office for more details on early voting. Make sure that you have your valid photo ID on hand before going to the polls.
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though it is recommended that you vote early if you are voting in person. Again, make sure you have your valid photo ID.
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
Stay safe, vote, and please remember to drop off your absentee ballots and not mail it back unless completely and utterly necessary.
LINKS TO SOURCES:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://bringit.wi.gov/ [PHOTO ID]
https://bringit.wi.gov/frequently-asked-questions
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55/county/87 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6788
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL- 121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797 [CURE PROCESS]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6816 [witness signature]
https://www.appleton.org/government/city-clerk/elections/voting-information
https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/local/2020/09/04/dont-trust-mail-clerks-set-up-drop-boxes-absentee-ballots/5628465002/ [APPLETON AND AREA DROP-BOXES AND DROP-OFF]
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/07/Safeguarding-Our-Democracy-with-Vote-by-Mail_DemocracyDocket_UPDATED_JULY2020.pdf [anybody can drop off a ballot]
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2020.09.17 14:01 flyinmacaronimonster Absentee and In-Person Voting in the Badger State: A Voting Guide to America's Dairyland

**EDIT: Find your municipal clerk here:
Hey Wisconsinites!
Election Season officially begins for you as absentee ballots start going out to all registered voters that have requested a ballot, starting today.
Before I go any further, if there is one key piece of advice for you if you are voting absentee, it's that you DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT, and instead drop it off. There is a genuinely good reason for this, and I will explain further down below.
If you have not registered to vote yet, please do so right now. You can do so using this link:
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
Wednesday, October 14 is the deadline to register to vote online and by mail. You can also register to vote in-person at your municipal clerk's office up until 5:00pm (or end of business day) on Friday, October 30. Wisconsin is also one of a few states that also allows for same-day voter registration on Election Day, so, if you have forgotten to register to vote by Friday, October 30, you can still register to vote at your polling place on Election Day, and then subsequently vote in-person.
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MACHINE HACKING, KEEP IN MIND THAT WISCONSIN DOES NOT USE VOTING MACHINES IN THEIR ELECTIONS AS OF 2020, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE MACHINES WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL. For most voters, hand-marked paper ballots will be used.
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55
If you are voting in-person or are a first-time absentee voter, or, if you are requesting an absentee ballot and have updated your name or address, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request. The reason why you need to show ID with an absentee ballot request if you have had a name or address change is because you essentially need to re-register, and every time you register or re-register to vote, you will need to provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request.
In terms of Photo ID in general, Wisconsin has a very strict photo ID law. Most photo IDs (like a driver's license) need to be up to date as of November 6, 2018. If you need to update your driver's license or other photo ID, please do so now or as soon as possible. Some photo IDs must be unexpired, but most do not need to be.
Here's a site that explains the types of voter ID that are acceptable:
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
If you have registered to vote and have not requested an absentee ballot, request an absentee ballot if you would like. Again, remember: if you have never requested an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, or, if you have updated your name or address, you will need a photo ID to accompany your absentee ballot request.
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdf
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN-PERSON INSTEAD OF ABSENTEE-BY-MAIL, SKIP TO THE IF YOU AREVOTING IN PERSON SECTION BELOW
Once you have requested and have received your absentee ballot, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY, fill out your ballot, and then MAKE SURE TO SIGN YOUR NAME IN THE CORRECT PLACE. As well, YOU WILL NEED 1 SIGNATURE WITNESS to sign the envelope. A witness can be anybody over 18 who is not running for public office. IF YOU ARE VOTING IN MADISON SPECIFICALLY: when dropping off your ballot at a drop-off site (more on that below), the person that you give your ballot to can act as a signature witness.
If you are worried about your ballot being rejected due to a mismatched signature, do not worry as they will not reject it outright without letting you know, and without giving you a chance to fix it, HOWEVER this process needs to be done before polls close (8:00pm CT) on Election Day. Because of this, please make sure to avoid dropping off your ballot on Election Day if possible, and instead drop it off earlier, and preferably as early as possible.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797
Once you have done all that DO NOT MAIL BACK YOUR BALLOT. The real reason why is because Wisconsin makes it incredibly easy to return your absentee ballot. Wisconsin, like Michigan, administers their elections New England-style. In other words, each municipality is basically in charge of administering the election.
So, your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk will be the ones sending out ballots, and your MUNICIPAL (NOT county) clerk's office will be the ones that your ballot will ultimately need to be returned to. This makes it easier to drop off your ballot, as you will not need to go far to drop it off.
When sending back your ballot, it is important to note that you need to drop it off in the MUNICIPALITY that you are voting in, NOT in the county. For instance, if you live within the City of Milwaukee, you must drop it off at a drop-box within the city limits of Milwaukee, and not anywhere else in Milwaukee County.
In terms of dropping off your absentee ballot, there are 4 ways to do so in Wisconsin:
1) Drop it off at a drop-box in your municipality.
I have been doing research on the extent to which ballot drop-boxes exist in Wisconsin. I have found that, in nearly all cities, villages, and towns there is at least 1 drop-box in any given municipality. In larger cities, there may be more than 1 drop box. For example, in Milwaukee there will be 15 drop-boxes available. In Appleton, there will be 7. If you live in the City of Madison, there will be no BOXES per se, but, rather, there will be several drop-off sites located across the city. (If you live in Madison and want more details, I will be posting more information in the Madison subreddit, if you want to check it out.) If you live in a smaller, and more rural town or township, drop boxes will still likely be available, although it is also possible that you may need to arrange a drop-off with your municipal clerk, especially if you live in a smaller community, though, again, it varies by municipality.
2) Hand-deliver it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
If your municipality is one of the few that happens to not have a drop box, this will still be your best option for returning your ballot, as opposed to mailing it in. Even if your municipality has a drop-box, this is still another option for you to drop off your ballot, however, it is more recommended that you use a drop-box instead. Please be safe when returning it in-person to your municipal clerk's office.
3) Return to a polling site during the Early Voting period.
Early Voting starts on Tuesday, October 20 (in some municipalities it may start a day earlier, on Monday, October 19), and ends no later than Sunday, November 1. Exact start and end dates vary by municipality. In some municipalities there may be a drive-thru or curbside ballot drop-off available at Early Voting sites, although availability of this particular method of drop-off will depend on municipality.
4) Return to a polling site on Election Day.
This is also an option for dropping off your ballot, however it is more recommended that you drop it off earlier. Still, it is an option if need be.
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
Generally speaking, you, and only you, should drop off your own ballot, however, if you cannot drop it off yourself, you can have somebody else that you trust drop it off for you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR BALLOT TO ANYBODY WHO YOU DO NOT FULLY TRUST.
Ballots need to be returned by 8:00pm CT on Election Day.
For several reasons, including the fact that ballot drop-off is local, the fact that there is a drop-box or drop-off point in virtually every municipality, and also because there there are so many options for dropping off your ballot, Wisconsin is, in my opinion, one of the very easiest states to drop off your ballot, and is even up there with Oregon and Washington in terms of ease of dropping it off.
IF YOU ARE VOTING IN PERSON
If you want to vote in-person, it is recommended that you vote as early as possible. Early voting starts on Tuesday, October 20 (though in some municipalities it may be a day earlier, on Monday, October 19) and ends no later than Sunday, November 1. Start and end dates vary by municipality. Make sure that you have your valid photo ID on hand before going to the polls.
You may also vote in-person on Election Day, though it is recommended that you vote early if you are voting in person. Again, make sure you have your valid photo ID.
https://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id
Stay safe, vote, and please remember to drop off your absentee ballots and not mail them back unless completely and utterly necessary.
LINKS TO SOURCES: • https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/VoterRegistration
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RequestAnAbsenteeBallot
https://elections.wi.gov/voters/absentee
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2018_06_f_21413.pdfhttps://bringit.wi.gov/ [PHOTO ID]
https://bringit.wi.gov/frequently-asked-questions
https://verifiedvoting.org/verifie#mode/navigate/map/ppEquip/mapType/normal/yea2020/state/55 [NO VOTING MACHINES EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES (MACHINES FOR DISABLED VOTERS WILL HAVE A PAPER TRAIL)]
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6788
https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL- 121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf
https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6797 [CURE PROCESS]
https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/vopp-table-15-states-that-permit-voters-to-correct-signature-discrepancies.aspx
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6798
https://elections.wi.gov/node/6816 [witness signature]
https://city.milwaukee.gov/election/ElectionInformation/In-Person-Absentee-Schedule [example of in-person absentee voting dates and hours for Milwaukee]
https://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/elections-voting/voting/vote-absentee/in-person-absentee-voting-hours-and-locations [example of in-person absentee voting dates and hours for Madison]
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:c3B-723H8z0J:https://waukesha-wi.gov/1451/Absentee-Voting&hl=en&gl=ca&strip=1&vwsrc=0 [example of in-person absentee voting starting earlier than Tuesday, October 20, on Monday, October 19 in Waukesha]
https://city.milwaukee.gov/election/Voter-Info/Absentee-Ballot-Drop-Off-Sites [ Milwaukee ballot drop boxes]
https://www.wisn.com/article/15-new-steel-ballot-drop-off-boxes-to-be-installed-around-milwaukee/33638224 [news article explaining Milwaukee drop-boxes
https://www.cityofmadison.com/clerk/elections-voting/voting/vote-absentee/ballot-drop-off-sites [example of Madison using manned drop-off sites instead of drop-boxes]
https://my.lwv.org/wisconsin/local-absentee-ballot-dropbox-and-early-voting-locations [links to sites for certain municipalities outlining with drop-box/drop-off sites]
https://pleasantprairiewi.gov/news/2020_news/ballot_drop-off_box [example of a smaller town with a ballot drop-box]
https://cityofsunprairie.com/232/Absentee-Voting [example of a small town with multiple drop-boxes]
https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/2020/09/09/check-where-drop-off-your-absentee-ballot-door-county/5703408002/?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot [different methods of drop-off in Door County]
https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/local/2020/09/04/dont-trust-mail-clerks-set-up-drop-boxes-absentee-ballots/5628465002/ [Appleton drop-boxes]
https://www.democracydocket.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2020/07/Safeguarding-Our-Democracy-with-Vote-by-Mail_DemocracyDocket_UPDATED_JULY2020.pdf [anybody can drop off a ballot]
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