Absentee Voting for April 7 Election

In light of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”), we want to remind you of your voting options for the upcoming Spring Election and Presidential Primary scheduled for April 7, 2020. As of this writing, polls for the Village of Butler will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 12621 W. Hampton Ave.

Our election workers will assist you along with doing the best they can to keep the election facility as clean and safe as possible. Extra efforts will be taken to wipe down voting booths and election equipment throughout the day. We plan to have a hand sanitizer available throughout Village hall and are requesting that you use sanitizer or wash your hands prior to entering the voting area. If you have had a fever, respiratory symptoms, or believe you are sick, please consider requesting a ballot to be mailed to you.

You may request an absentee ballot online at www.myvote.wi.gov prior to April 2nd, and a ballot will be mailed to you. If you do not have internet access, you may request an absentee ballot in writing to the Village Clerk, 12621 W. Hampton Ave, Butler, WI 53007 or by emailing cjahnke@butlerwi.gov. You must include a copy of your photo ID, address, date of birth, phone number, election date and signature with your request or we will not be able to process your request. Please be sure to allow sufficient mailing time as we must receive your ballot back on or before Election Day. Given the current situation with the rapidly spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we strongly encourage you to utilize this method of voting. Voting absentee by mail is especially important for the elderly, those who have traveled recently and those who have a suppressed immune system.

Voters are also able to vote “In-Person Absentee” at Village Hall, beginning Monday, March 23 until Friday April 3, 2020 – Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (April 3rd until 5:00 p.m.). If you choose to vote in-person, we ask voters to stand a proper distance from each other to help protect our elderly and high-risk populations from the potential spread of COVID-19. This is definitely not the most ideal method, as we are trying to limit face-to-face contact as much as possible. Our office hours are subject to change as this is an evolving situation. In-person voting ends on Friday, April 3rd at 5:00 pm, so please plan ahead.

If you have questions or need assistance with any of your voting options, please contact us at the 262-783-2525.

Request an absentee ballot online at www.myvote.wi.gov prior to April 2nd.

IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING

We are starting in-person absentee voting earlier than previously published.

Starting 3/18/19, you can now vote in-person at Village Hall, Monday – Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

While we HIGHLY SUGGEST every single voter register for an absentee ballot by mail at: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ We will accommodate walk-in voters.

A few requests:
1. Please wash your hands before approaching the Administration Counter. There is a bathroom in the Village Hall lobby.
2. Be prepared to show your Photo ID.
3. Please keep a distance of 6 feet from any other person in the lobby.
4. Please wash your hands after you are done voting.
5. IF YOU ARE EXHIBITING FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS OR HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEBODY WHO HAS CONTRACTED COVID-19 PLEASE DO NOT COME TO VILLAGE HALL. REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BY MAIL.

The Village Hall lobby counter area and lobby voting booth are being sanitized multiple times per day.

Please abide by these precautions to keep our staff and the general public safe.