Friday, February 15, 2013
With the election season under way, this is what every Fox Point and Bayside resident needs to know about voting in the Feb. 19 primary election.
We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth on Tuesday, Feb. 19. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles. Registration: Haven't registered to vote yet? Download both Fox Point and Bayside's voter registration form here. Polling locations: Your specific polling location can be found on the My Vote Wisconsin site. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Here are the polling places in Fox Point and Bayside: Sample Ballot: To see a sample ballot, go to the state's My Vote Wisconsin website and enter your address. Here are the races and candidates who will be on the primary ballot. Ed Fallone Vince Megna Pat…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Voters don't have to wait until Tuesday to vote for president — in Wisconsin, they can also vote in-person through Friday.
While Election Day isn't until Tuesday, voters in Fox Point and Bayside – and the rest of Wisconsin – have been casting their ballots since Monday. In-person absentee voting, more commonly referred to as "early voting," began Monday and continues through Friday. Fox Point residents can cast their ballot between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, at Fox Point Village Hall, 7200 N. Santa Monica Blvd. Bayside resident can cast their ballot between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Bayside Village Hall, 9075 N. Regent Rd. To may also cast an absentee ballot by mail or drop-off. There are several ways to obtain an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are counted at the polls on …
Monday, October 29, 2012
In order to help handle the large volume of absentee voters and accommodate tight schedules, Bayside Village Hall will have extended hours all this week.
With one week left until the Nov. 6 election, Bayside has has already seen 17.7 percent of registered voters make their way into Village Hall to cast their ballot as of Friday. And another 20.3 percent have requested an absentee ballot. To help accomodate tight schedules and a large number of voters wishing to cast their ballot before election day, Bayside Village Hall will be open extended hours all week for absentee voting. We will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Absentee voting ends Friday at 5 p.m.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Today is the first day voters can pick up in-person absentee ballots and both villages have seen more than 2 percent turnout already from absentee ballots sent out in the mail.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Absentee ballots will be available at Village Hall beginning Oct. 22 and if you need to register, here's the link to do it quickly and easily online.
Residents can fill out absentee ballot applications and return them to Village Hall to have an absentee ballot mailed to them. Absentee ballots must then be mailed back to or dropped off at Village Hall. Absentee Ballots Available at Village Hall on Oct. 22 Beginning Monday, October 22, residents may vote by absentee ballot at Village Hall. State Statute prevents residents from voting at Village Hall prior to this date. Still Need to Register? If you moved to Bayside and need to register to vote, or if you or someone you know is a first time voter, come into Village Hall to register to vote prior to the election. You can also use the State's new voter information website to register to vote and to request an absentee ballot, along with…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Village officials say it is strange to see such a high percentage of votes turned in before voters can even get an absentee ballot in person.
With little more than three weeks before the Nov. 6 election, both Fox Point and Bayside are seeing an unusually high number of requests for absentee ballots. Three percent of voters in Fox Point, and 2.3 percent in Bayside, have already cast ballots, with many more out. "I was shocked to hear that we had that," Bayside Village Manager Andy Pederson said. "Usually we don't have that much traffic. To have that amount of people coming in already, is just very surprising to us." Voters have been able to physically go to their village clerk and fill out a form requesting an absentee ballot be mailed to them. However, starting on Monday, regular absentee voting begins and voters can pick up their ballot in person. Pederson said usually there …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Bayside Village Hall will be open for 12 hours Tuesday through Friday of next week to accommodate a record number of absentee voters in 2012 Wisconsin Recall election.
As the last leg of the Wisconsin recall election begins this week, a significant number of people have requested absentee ballots in Bayside, pushing Village Hall to extend their hours to 12-hour shifts Tuesday through Thursday. "I have never seen the traffic at Village Hall like we have now," Village Manager Andy Pederson said. "If people want to come in and vote, we'll be here from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m." On Thursday, opening day for absentee voting, 8 percent of Bayside voters requested absentee ballots. Pederson said officials are expecting somewhere between 15 and 20 percent of voters to vote absentee prior to election day. That's more than the 13.2 percent who voted absentee for the 2008 presidential election. In Fox Point, as of Friday…
Monday, May 14, 2012
The 28-day residency requirement in the Voter ID law and the unique summer election cycle could cause a low college student turnout, so Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett met with students Monday afternoon to energize young voters.
In a normal election year, college students are encouraged to go out and vote at their nearest polling location, but the new Voter ID law and the unique summer election schedule will completely change how political parties get out the college vote. Milwaukee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett met with UW-Milwaukee students and faculty Monday afternoon to remind them not only to get out and vote in the June 5 election, but to vote using the same address they used in the May 8 primary election. Because of the new 28-day residency requirement included in the Voter ID bill, students that voted from their campus location in May will have to request an absentee ballot to vote from that same address when they go home for the…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Is your desk full of papers with too many things to remember? "Last Chance" aims to help. It will remind you of important things ending soon. Contact us if you know of an upcoming deadline you don't want people to miss!
"Last Chance" is Patch's way of breaking through the digital noise (or your cluttered desk and kitchen counter) and saying: "Warning! This is about to end. Put it on your front burner now!" Some deadlines this week: Absentee voting in person at both Fox Point and Bayside Village Hall ends at 5 p.m. Friday. Requests to receive an absentee ballot via mail must be received by the Village Clerk's office by 5 p.m. Thursday. Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by May 8 to be counted in the primary election. The annual Maple Dale-Indian Hill Benefit Bash is this Saturday so don't forget to get your tickets! Online registration can be found here. Interested in what's up for auction? Check out the photo gallery with teaser photos of some of…
Monday, August 1, 2011
About 6 percent of residents have cast in-person absentee ballots so far in both Bayside and Fox Point, and the deadline is Friday at 5 p.m.
In case you haven’t heard, there’s a pivotal recall election coming up on Tuesday and it will be one of the rare times residents in Wisconsin get to vote in the heat of the summer. However, if you have big plans or will be out of town on Tuesday, there’s still a week left to cast an absentee ballot at Bayside and Fox Point village halls. Due to the recently enacted voter identification bill, voters won’t be able to register on Aug. 8, the Monday before the election. Registering and in-person absentee voting ends Friday at 5 p.m. Voters can register at the polls on Election Day. Applications for absentee ballots through the mail must arrive at the clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Thursday. Lynn Galyardt, Bayside's director of finance and …