Go Vote! Early Voting Continues In Sussex
Early voting continues until Friday at 5 p.m. at the Village Hall.
The popularity of absentee voting ballots has risen in Sussex, where the number of early voters more than doubled from the recall primary to the general election according to Clerk/Treasurer Sue Freiheit.
The same holds true across the country. The percentage of early voters increased from 16 percent in 2000 to 33 percent in 2008, according to CBS News, which said the number could go as high as 40 percent this year.
Residents can register in advance of the election at Village Hall until Friday. Voters can also register at the polls on Election Day, though that may mean waiting in line.
To register to vote, residents should bring a document showing proof of residence — such as a utility bill or bank statement showing complete name and current address — as well as a Wisconsin driver's license or state-issued ID. If someone does not have an ID, they can provide the last four digits of their Social Security number.
State courts and lawmakers have gone back and forth on voter ID over the last several months, but for this election, an ID is not required to vote at the polls.
To vote in Sussex, people must be U.S. citizens, 18 years old on or before Election Day, and reside in Sussex for at least 28 days prior to Election Day.
Residents may register to vote, view voter information or change information through the Government Accountability Board website.
For more information on voting in Sussex and a rundown of what's on the ballot, check out Patch's Sussex Election Guide.