CITY OF MINERAL POINT POLLING PLACE PROCEDURES
If you choose to vote in person at your polling place on Election Day, things will look different than a usual election. There will be specific procedures in place to protect your health and safety. Please be patient as the poll workers will be using public health procedures designed to keep everyone safe and things may take a bit longer.
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO SIGNAGE DIRECTING THE FLOW OF VOTERS, AS IT IS DIFFERENT FOR THIS ELECTION TO ACCOMMODATE SAFE PRACTICES. BE PATIENT AND TOLERANT. REMEMBER TO THANK YOUR POLL WORKERS, AS SOME OF THEM ARE WORKING HIS/HER FIRST ELECTION. BE KIND – THE POLL WORKERS ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE RULES AND LAWS, BUT THEY DO NOT MAKE THEM.
Your visit to your polling place on Election Day may include:
If your polling place has any lines, you will be asked to maintain social distancing. There will be tape on the ground to indicate 6 feet, so PLEASE follow the social distancing guidelines while waiting in line. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO WAIT OUTSIDE, AS VOTERS WILL BE LIMITED WITHIN THE POLLING PLACE TO ABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS.
Voters are highly encouraged to wear face coverings in their polling place or in any line waiting to vote or enter the polling place.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including a cough, sore throat, fever of greater than 100.4 degrees, sudden loss of taste, or if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you are encouraged to consider voting curbside from your vehicle. Please call City Hall regarding curbside voting. 608-987-2361, ext. 2.
You will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entering before voting and exiting the polling place.
You will be asked to state your name and address and provide your photo ID. Poll workers will be behind plexiglass shields. They will ask you to hold up your photo ID for 2 poll workers to view.
Interactions with poll workers and other voters should be brief or avoided and you should try and move through the voting process quickly.
You will be provided a ballot and you can go vote at a poll booth or accessible voting machine. Poll workers are regularly sanitizing these areas throughout Election Day.
Lastly, you will insert your ballot into the tabulator. You may use hand sanitizer again if you choose.
**Leave political items at home when you go to vote.
Electioneering is any activity which is intended to influence voting at an election, and it’s against the law anywhere people are voting, including within 100 feet of the entrance to a polling place. That means you cannot hand out literature, carry signs or wear clothing with the names or slogans of candidates up for election when you go to vote. These rules also apply to poll workers and poll watchers.
Violators cannot be deprived of the right to vote, but penalties may follow. Anyone found guilty of violating the electioneering law may be fined not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than six months or both.**
-A black ballpoint pen will be provided to you to sign the poll book, vote your ballot, and take the pen home with you.
-Bring a face covering with you.
-Prepare ahead and consider voting curbside voting if you are immunocompromised, have a disability, or have been exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19.