Elections

Voting Information for the Village of Monticello, WI

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When to Vote

Voters who have properly registered to vote in the Village of Monticello can arrive at the polling place as early as 7:00 AM when the polls officially open. The polls will remain open throughout the day closing at 8:00 PM. All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

Where to Vote

All Village Elections are held at the Village Hall in the Board Room. Voter registration is located in the Clerk’s Office.

Voting Wards

The Village of Monticello is divided into 2 wards for the purpose of voting in elections. Both wards vote at the Village Hall in the Board Room. If you have further questions, please contact the Village Clerk at (608) 938-4383.

Absentee Voting

If you are a qualified elector who is registered to vote, and you are unwilling or unable to appear at the polling place on Election Day, you may request an absentee ballot in writing, delivered to the Village Clerk’s Office by letter, or in person. An original signature is required. No request for absentee ballots can be made by telephone.

Complete an Absentee Ballot Application

Requesting By Mail
Your written request for an absentee ballot must include:
1. Your name
2. Your voting address within the Village
3. The address where the absentee ballot should be sent (if different), and
4. Your signature.

Absentee requests should be sent to the Village Clerk’s Office, 140 N. Main Street, Monticello, WI 53570.

Any request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you must be made by 5:00 PM on the Thursday immediately preceding the election. Please allow adequate time for mail delivery each way.

In Person
If you choose to request an absentee ballot in person, you may do so at the Village Clerk’s Office at Village Hall, 140 N. Main Street, Monticello, WI 53570.

You may also vote an absentee ballot at the Village Hall beginning the third Monday before the election until 5:00 PM on the Friday immediately prior to the election.

Permanent Absentee Status
If getting to the polls is a physical hardship, you can apply for permanent absentee ballot status at the Monticello Village Hall, 140 N. Main Street. Please complete the above mentioned Absentee Ballot Application or a form may be obtained at Village Hall.

Once you have permanent absentee ballot status, a ballot will be sent to you automatically as long as you return each one.

Military & Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters have several options to exercise their right to vote. They are eligible to vote in Wisconsin by absentee ballot under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and Wisconsin state law. Please click here to learn more about military and overseas voting and to complete an application.

Registration & Voting

All persons wishing to vote in Wisconsin must be registered to vote. To check your current Wisconsin Voter Status, click here.

Voting Requirements
To be eligible to vote in the state of Wisconsin, a person must
1. Be a citizen of the United States of America.
2. Be 18 years of age on or before election day.
3. Have been a resident of the municipality where he/she intends to vote for a minimum of 10 days prior to election day.

How to Register
Persons wishing to register must:

1. Complete the Voter Registration Process.
2. Supply their Wisconsin Department of Transportation – issued driver’s license or identification card number. If the applicant has not been issued a Wisconsin driver’s license or I.D., they must provide the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number.
3. Supply proof of residence.

For further information on how to register, Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website.

When to Register
The following are registration options. Certain restrictions apply depending on the method used for registration.

If registering by mail the application must be postmarked no later than the 13th day before the election. PLEASE NOTE: Any person registering to vote in Wisconsin by mail is required to provide a copy of acceptable identification. Acceptable identification is either a current and valid photo identification, OR, one of the following: A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, pay check, or government document that shows the name and address of the voter. The copy of the form of identification must be included when submitting the registration application. If a copy of identification is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued a ballot at the polling place or before being issued an absentee ballot.

An elector may register in person at Village Hall, 140 N. Main Street, Monticello by 5:00 PM on the Friday before the election along with a current proof of residence.

If registering at the polling place on election day, an applicant must bring proof of residence that you have lived at your present location for 28 days preceding the election.

The Statewide Voter Registration System
As of January 1, 2006, state law requires all voters to be registered. Federal law requires all registered voter information be stored in a centralized, state system. To meet these requirements, the State of Wisconsin has developed the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS). Once registered in the system, a voter’s registration and voter history will follow that voter whenever the voter resides within the state. Registering ahead is the best way to avoid delays on Election Day, but electors may still register at the polls on Election Day with proof of residence.

Voting and Registration Forms

VoterRegistration Voting

 

 Click to register to vote!

 

Two years ago the LIFT program at SWCAP received many phone calls on election day from individuals wanting to get to the polls to vote.  LIFT has 42 volunteer drivers living in different parts of the six counties in Southwestern Wisconsin, including, maybe your town or village or city.  The discouraging calls were the few that we were unable to locate a driver for on election day.  This year I will, again, make trips to vote or to obtain voter ID, available at no charge to the passenger.  I hope that individuals needing that transportation will contact me before election day.

If you know of anyone that needs transportation, please share our phone number with them.  And if you find that you have a little extra time or know of someone with a little extra time and a desire to give back to their community, share our number with those folks too!

Our toll free 877-798-5438 number is best but the local number woks well, too.  608-930-2191.SWCAP Image