Election Day Information August 11, 2020

Posted July 31, 2020…..this maybe updated from time to time, so please check back.

Election day is August 11, 2020 and the polls are open from 7am to 8pm.  I want to telll you what to expect on election day due to Covid-19.  I would expect there to be waiting lines, not so much to do with the amount of people but due to the fact we must limit the number of people we can allow in the Town Hall and in the hallway leading to the Town Hall for the safety of everyone.  We will be social distancing with at least 6 feet and X’s will be on the floor showing where to stand.  There will be election inspectors to help guild you through the whole process. The entrance to the Town Hall will be at the front of the building and the exit will be to the back of the building. We have taken all precautions possible to help in protecting everyone.  If at all possible, please arrange for care for your children outside of the building but we know that may be impossible in some cases.  We also ask that everyone touch as little as possible in the building to help prevent spread of this virus.  Please see the Governors orders for face masks.  Should you not have a pen with you, we will provide a pen that you can take with you or drop in a bucket.  NO GEL PENS ALLOWED.  Our inspectors will be disinfecting surfaces through out the day, as you leave your voting booth an inspector will be cleaning that booth.  We will take an hourly sanitizing break for inspectors to wash their hands and clean their work stations.  Please bring your picture ID with you and have it ready.  There will be a plexiglass barrior between you and the inspectors at the tables.  Please hold your picture ID up so the inspectors can read the license, but please don’t touch the plexiglass. By State Statute you must tell the inspector your name and address along with showing your ID.  Please approach the ballot tables one person at a time even if you are family. 

If you would like to register to vote on election day, that will happen at the front entrance area with a table set up.  Our election inspectors will explain the procedure to you.  Be sure to bring not only your ID but also your proof of residence.  Proof of residence is a document that shows your name and your current address.  Acceptable documents are listed on the Wisconsin Election Commission website. www.elections.wi.gov  If your drivers license or State ID has your current address on it, it becomes your ID and your proof of residence. 

We ask for everyone’s patience during this time.  Every voter that came through in April was very understanding of procedure to run our election.  So come and enjoy your right to vote.  Should you have any questions please feel free to give me a call. 

Thank you and lets have a safe and great election!

Tim Tollefson Clerk, Town of Harmony