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REQUESTS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Before an absentee ballot can be issued there must be a written request for the ballot and also a copy of photo ID submitted to the Town Clerk.  Be sure to include your signature on the written request.  Requests for absentee ballots and copies of photo ID should be submitted to:  Town Clerk, Ruth Stern, W8378 760th Ave., River Falls, WI  54022 (FAX: 715-426-3461 or e-mail: clerk@riverfallstown.com).   The  last day that absentee ballots can be mailed out to the elector is the Thursday preceding the Tuesday election date.  Ballots can be mailed out starting a month prior to the election upon receipt of the written request and photo ID.  Please request absentee ballots as early as possible.

Per Wisconsin election regulations, in-person absentee balloting is limited to 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., Monday-Friday for two weeks prior to the election date.  Please call the Town Clerk for an appointment at 715-425-7373.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

To vote in Wisconsin you must first register to vote.  You can obtain the voter registration form online by going to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website http://gab.wi.gov. Click on "forms" and then "GAB-131, Voter Registration Form".  Voter registration forms are also available from the River Falls Town Clerk at 715-425-7373 or at the polls on election day.  Proof of town residence is required in order to complete a voter registration form.  Types of accepted proof of residence are listed on the GAB-131.  Completed voter registration forms can be mailed along with proof of residence to:  Ruth Stern, Town Clerk, W8378 760th Ave., River Falls, WI  54022.

 

VALID FORMS OF PHOTO ID FOR VOTING PURPOSES

The following photo IDs are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently, the November 6, 2012):

 

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if expired, revoked or suspended. 
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card (available for free, see below)
  • Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service (veteran ID card not included)
  • A U.S. passport book or card

 

The following photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes, but must be unexpired

 

  • A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
  • A driver license receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
  • An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
  • An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
  • A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains the following:
    • Date of issuance
    • Signature of Student
    • Expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance
    • The university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment.

 

 

Polling Hours:  7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., River Falls Town Hall, W9015 770th Ave.