NOTICE OF PARTISAN RECALL ELECTION
8th SENATE DISTRICT
AND SAMPLE BALLOTS
August 9, 2011
OFFICE OF THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE, MILWAUKEE COUNTY:
Notice is hereby given of a partisan recall election to be held in the several wards in Milwaukee County comprising the 8th Senate District, on the 9th day of August, 2011, at which the officer named below shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for the office to be voted for, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office and under the appropriate party or other designation, each in its proper column, in the sample ballot below.
INFORMATION TO ELECTORS
Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall state his or her name and address before being permitted to vote. Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth or machine and cast his or her ballot except that an elector who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the elector’s minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the elector of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice.
Where an optical scan system is used, the elector shall connect the arrow next to the candidate’s name for whom he or she intends to vote. Where a touch screen voting system is used, the elector shall select the candidate for whom he or she intends to vote either by touching the candidate’s name or by using the keypad.
To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, where an optical scan voting system is used, the elector shall write the name of the candidate of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote and connect the arrow next to the write-in line. Where touch screen voting systems are used, the elector shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.
The vote should not be cast in any other manner. If an elector spoils an optical scan ballot, he or she shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one elector. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the elector shall return it to the election official who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. The elector may spoil a touch screen ballot at the voting station, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one elector. Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the elector in marking his or her ballot may be taken into the booth and copied. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked.
After casting his or her vote, the elector shall leave the voting booth, properly deposit the ballot, and promptly leave the polling place.
After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve so the marks do not show. The elector shall then insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit. If a central count system is used, the elector shall insert the ballot in the ballot box and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit.
After an official touch screen ballot is marked, the elector shall leave the polling place promptly.
An elector may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the elector declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing, or understanding English, or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the elector’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector.
The wards listed below are the ONLY wards in the City of Milwaukee that will be involved in this election:
A.D. 3 Ward 38
A.D. 9 Ward 259
A.D. 3 Ward 40
A.D. 9 Ward 260
A.D. 1 Ward 147
A.D. 9 Ward 261
A.D. 1 Ward 150
A.D. 9 Ward 263
A.D. 9 Ward 258
A.D. 9 Ward 265
Following is a sample of the official ballots. The polling places in the City of Milwaukee will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. City of Milwaukee residents contact the City of Milwaukee Election Commission, City Hall, at 286-3491 for location of your polling place and if you need further information regarding accessibility of polling places to elderly and disabled voters. The web address is www.Milwaukee.gov.
GIVEN under our hands at the Courthouse, in the City of Milwaukee, this 25th day of July, 2011.
THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS
Judith A. Mount
W. Scott Nelson
David L. Sartori