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Monday, June 04, 2012

Mailbag; Getting Time off to Vote: Procedures;

1.REQUEST TIME OFF FROM WORK TODAY FOR TUES. RULES AND OTHER USEFUL DATA BELOW 2. FRIEND IN HOSPITAL CAN VOTE SEE BELOW AND HELP 3. NEW DATA ON POSSIBLE FEDERAL CASE VS WALKER ONE Your employer must give you time off on election day to go vote- it's the law! But you have to request it before election day, so tell your boss as soon as you can. If they say no or threaten your job/wages, call us: 414-274-0925 . Wisconsin law: 1) Up to 3 consecutive hours are allowed off. Employer may decide when hours are taken. 2) Time off is not required to be paid. 3) Employee must request leave before election day. To see if you're registered to vote at your current address, and to verify your polling location, check the Wisconsin Voter Public Access website here. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING A PHOTO ID TO THE POLLS IF YOU'RE ALREADY REGISTERED. Not registered yet? You CAN register at the polls! Bring your photo ID and proof of residency, such as a lease or a current utility bill. In Wisconsin, people with felony convictions CAN vote, as long as they are off papers (sentence complete, no parole, no probation). If you are or know someone who is a felon, share this very important information with them! HOSPITALIZED VOTING Hospitalized Absentee Ballot Request Note: In order to receive an absentee ballot, you must be a registered elector. If you are not yet registered, you can register through your agent. I request an absentee ballot for the election held on: Name (please print) Residence Address I certify that I cannot appear at the polling place on election day because I am hospitalized, and appoint the following person to serve as my agent, pursuant to s.6.86(3), Wis. Stats: Agent Name (please print) Agent Address AGENT: I certify that I am the duly appointed agent of the hospitalized absentee elector, that the absentee ballot to be received by me is received solely for the benefit of the above named hospitalized elector, and that such ballot will be promptly transmitted by me to that elector and then returned to the municipal clerk or the proper polling place. Signature of Agent 􀂲 WITNESS: I certify that I am a resident of this absentee elector’s municipality, and that the statements contained in this application are true to the best of my knowledge. Witness Name (please print) Witness Address Signature of Witness 􀂲 Signature of Elector 􀂲 Return to: Madison City Clerk City-County Building Room 103 210 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd

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