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New and Former Residents – Presidential-Only Ballots - Updated Instructions for Entering into SVRS

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Date: 
October 26, 2012
To: 
Wisconsin County Clerks
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Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
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City of Milwaukee Election Commission
To: 
Milwaukee County Election Commission
From: 
Nathaniel E. Robinson, Elections Division Administrator
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Updated instructions for entering Presidential-Only Ballots for New and Former Residents have been posted on the G.A.B. website under the SVRS Application Training Manual as Appendix D. SVRS Application Training Manual: http://gab.wi.gov/clerks/education-training/svrs-manual

The following is a brief overview of the rules for New and Former Residents who will be requesting Presidential-Only Ballots.

Eligibility Definition

Any New Resident of the State who would be an eligible elector except for the 28-day residency requirement, or any Former Resident of the State who is ineligible in their new home state to vote due to a residency requirement, may apply for a Presidential-Only Absentee Ballot.

Application Requirements

New Residents:

  • Must apply and vote in-person, no earlier than 27 days before the election, and no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.
  • Should note that this time frame is only specific to a New Resident voting for the Presidential-Only Absentee Ballot.
  • May also apply and vote for ‘President-Only’ on Election Day at the polling place.
  • Must complete a special absentee application/cancellation (GAB-141).
  • Are not required to complete the GAB-131, and are not registered.
  • Must however, provide proof of residence.

Former Residents:

  • Must apply within 24 months of leaving Wisconsin.
  • Must be sent by-mail application using a special absentee application (GAB-140).
  • Must have this form notarized.
  • Should note that there is no specific deadline before the election to apply.
  • Are not required to provide proof of residence.

Deadline for Return of the Presidential-Only Ballot

  • Friday 4:00 p.m. after the election, if postmarked by November 6, 2012, Election Day.