The next election will take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. On the ballot: U.S. President, U.S. House of Representatives, Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly seats, and Dane County offices. For Blooming Grove residents who live in the Madison School District, there are two referendum on the ballot. For Blooming Grove residents who live in the Monona Grove School District, there is one referendum on the ballot. There are no referendum on the ballot for those that reside in the McFarland School District or Oregon School District.
You must be registered in Blooming Grove in order to vote. You will need to show a valid photo ID in order to receive a ballot. You may choose to vote absentee. Details for all of these tasks can be found below.
In order to vote in Blooming Grove, residents must be registered. If you reside in Blooming Grove and need to register, the easiest way is to stop by the Town Office during office hours any day the office is open (except the day before an election). Yes, you can register on election day itself if you wish.
In order to register, residents must provide a proof of residence document such as a driver’s license, utility bill, bank statement, government check, pay check (stub), or other government document. The document used must be current, and have your name and current Blooming Grove address on it. Additionally, residents need to fill out the EL-131 voter registration form -- which the Town Office has, or can be found in the "Forms and Permits" section of this website. While you can register to vote by mail, it's usually more efficient to do it in the Town Office.
Photo ID Requirement
All voters who wish to receive a ballot must provide a valid photo ID. For most voters, their Wisconsin driver's license or Wisconsin DOT-issued ID meets this requirement. For those folks who don't have these forms of ID, other options are available such as a valid passport, military ID or certificate of naturalization. If you aren't sure if your form of ID will be sufficient, visit www.bringit.wi.gov.
Any registered voter may vote absentee for any reason. One way to vote absentee is in the Town Office. Stop in during office hours, provide an acceptable photo ID, and you can vote. Per state law, in-house absentee voting is available for the November 3rd election between October 20 and October 30.
If you wish to vote absentee by mail, you can submit an application to do so any time. Download and fill out the Absentee Ballot Application located in the "Forms and Permits" section of this website. Then submit it (in person, by mail or via email) to the Town Office with a copy of your photo ID. You will then be mailed a ballot. If you receive a ballot in the mail, you can either mail it back or drop it off in person at the Town Office. Please note that a ballot will be counted if it is RECEIVED by 8:00pm November 3... but cannot be counted if it is received after that time.