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Many Changes In Store For April 7 Elections

We are now less than a week away from another election day, and there is nothing normal about this upcoming election. Fond du Lac County Clerk Lisa Freiberg says there’s a great deal of thought going into making sure everyone feels safe when they head to the polls. 


A great deal of planning has gone into protecting the workers at the polling stations, as well as the voters that will choose to vote in person versus by mail in ballot. When it comes to volunteers at the polling stations, Freiberg says they are still in need of a great many polling volunteers. You can contact the City or County Clerk’s offices if you’d still like to vote. 


And speaking of voting, there’s still time to vote by ballot, you have until Thursday, April 2 to get a ballot. But there’s no guarantee your ballot will be mailed back in time for the Tuesday vote. If you return your ballot by mail and it is received after Tuesday, it will not count. City of Fond du Lac Clerk Maggie Hefter reminds everyone of the polling changes that have been put in place due to COVID-19 challenges.  


These polling places have changed:

Fire Station No. 1 at 815 S Main St. (Ward 5 & 6), has been moved to Fond du Lac Public Library at 32 Sheboygan St. (Use Parking Lot Entrance Door).


Police Department at 126 N Main St. (Ward 9 & 10), has been moved to the City/County Government Building at 160 S Macy St.


Senior Center at 151 E 1st St. (Ward 11 & 12), has been moved to Fond du Lac Public Library at 32 Sheboygan St. (Use Parking Lot Entrance Door).


Aquatic Center at 100 W 9th St. (Ward 13), has been moved to the City/County Government Building at 160 S Macy St.


“We want everyone who is eligible and who wants to vote to be able to do so safely,” Hefter said. “Absentee voting will greatly reduce crowds at polling places on Election Day, which will make social distancing much easier.”Even though polling places will be open on Election Day, the City Clerk urges voters to avoid polling places and vote absentee by mail instead, if possible. 


You can find more local info here: 


https://www.fdl.wi.gov/administration/april-7-2020-polling-location-changes/


Please visit www.myvote.wi.gov for more information about absentee voting. Voters can also drop off absentee ballots at polling places.