** ELECTION UPDATE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 **
Due to concerns related to the COVID-19, voters in Door County are strongly urged to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.
Polls will be open in Door County for those who need them on Election Day, but voters are encouraged to vote absentee by requesting an absentee ballot as soon as possible. You can request an absentee ballot online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee or by contacting the Town Clerk during office hours or email [email protected].
If you need to register to vote by mail, please act by Wednesday, March 18. Also, please note that if your name or address has changed since the last election, you will need to register with your current information. You can check your registration status at https://myvote.wi.gov (click on “My Voter Info”).
Read the full press release from Door County Clerk Jill Lau here.
All elections in the Town of Gibraltar are held at the Gibraltar Town Center, 4097 Main Street, in the main meeting room. The Spring Election is held annually on the first Tuesday in April, with a primary (if necessary) on the third Tuesday in February. Fall Elections are held on even-numbered years on the first Tuesday in November, with a primary on the second Tuesday in August.
General Voting Information for Gibraltar Township
Fish Creek Town Center
4097 Main Street
Fish Creek, WI 54212
Photo ID is Required. The easiest form of photo ID is a Wisconsin Driver’s License or Wisconsin State Issued ID card. There are a number of acceptable photo IDs if you don’t have a Wisconsin Driver’s License. For a full list of acceptable forms of photo identification visit My Vote Wisconsin.
You need to register to vote if you are a first-time voter, new to Gibraltar, or have an address or name change. If any of these circumstances pertain to you, you will need to register to vote. You will need to fill out the Wisconsin Voter Registration Application, as well as provide an approved form of photo ID and proof of residence. Valid forms of proof of residence include:
- A current and valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State ID card.
- Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
- Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
- A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
- A university, college, or technical college identification card (must include photo) ONLY if the voter provides a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months or the institution provides a certified housing list, that indicates citizenship, to the municipal clerk.
- A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing no earlier than 90 days before Election Day.
- Bank statement.
- Paycheck or paystub.
- A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
- A letter on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.
- Residential lease that is effective on date of registration. (Not valid if registering by mail.)
- An intake document from a residential care facility such as a nursing home or assisted living facility.
All Proof of Residence documents must include the voter’s name and current residential address.
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list, but categories of the most common types used by voters.
You may choose to vote absentee. To vote absentee, contact the Town Clerk to obtain an Absentee Ballot application during office hours or email [email protected]. Note: When you vote absentee, all mailed absentee ballots must be received via USPS by 8 pm Election Day in order to be counted.
To check the status of your absentee ballot or to check your voter history, please visit My Vote Wisconsin.
How to Check Your Voter Registration Status
You can check your voter registration status ahead of the 2020 elections on the state website MyVote.wi.gov.
- Toward the top of the web page, you can select “My Voter Info” to search for your voter registration. The website will prompt the voter to enter name and date of birth.
- Once your registration information appears on the screen, you should look for a status of “You are Registered to Vote!” and should verify that the current address listed is accurate.
- If you see that you are not registered and believe you are, try typing in "01-01-1900" as the birth date. (When the state changed systems several years ago, the state used this date for birth date if they did not have one on record.) If this does not work, you have not moved and have voted in the past 4 years, you should contact your city, village or town clerk to clarify your registration status.
The State of Wisconsin Elections Commission has all the forms available for download at their web site. Below are links to some of the most requested forms.
- Wisconsin Elections Commission http://elections.wi.gov/
- WEC All Forms Page: http://elections.wi.gov/forms
EL-121 Absentee Ballot Request
EL-131 Voter Registration Application