NOTICE OF PARTISAN RECALL PRIMARY FOR THE OFFICES OF
AND SAMPLE BALLOTS
May 8, 2012
OFFICE OF THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
TO THE ELECTORS OF MILWAUKEE COUNTY:
Notice is hereby given of a partisan recall primary to be held in the several wards in Milwaukee County, on the 8th day of May, 2012, at which the statewide officers named below shall be chosen.
The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office, each in its proper column, in the sample ballot below.
INFORMATION TO ELECTORS
Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall give his or her name and address before being permitted to vote. If an elector is not registered to vote, an elector may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence if the elector provides proof of residence. 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 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 OPTICAL SCAN VOTING SYSTEMS ARE USED
Where optical scan voting is used, if a party preference section is provided, the elector may connect the arrow next to the party of his or her choice. The elector shall then connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate for whom he or she intends to vote. The elector may only vote once for each office. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote, and connect the arrow on the write-in line.
WHERE TOUCH SCREEN VOTING SYSTEMS ARE USED
If a party preference screen is provided, the elector shall select the party of his or her preference by touching the party name or by using the keypad. The elector shall then select the candidate for whom he or she intends to vote by touching the candidate’s name or using the keypad. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, 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 the 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. Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth or machine. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the elector in casting his or her vote 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 an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve, if provided, so the marks do not show. After casting his or her vote, the elector shall leave the booth, insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit. The elector shall leave the polling place promptly.
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.
A sample of the official ballot is included.
THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTION COMMISSIONERS
Judith A. Mount
W. Scott Nelson
David L. Sartori