Voter education opportunities and early voting enhance ballot access
On Tuesday, August 14, the State of Wisconsin will hold its Partisan Primary for governor; other statewide, legislative and county races; and for U.S. senator. Residents of Wood County are fortunate to have multiple opportunities to maximize the value of their precious right to vote.
Learn more about the candidates.
Your invited to join us for the Wisconsin Rapids Area League of Women Voters (LWV) Voter Forum for Wood County candidates on Tuesday, July 31. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m., at the Wisconsin Rapids Community Media (WRCM) studio, 220 3rd Avenue South, located in the Centralia Center or watch the forum via WRCM’s website, WRCM’s Facebook Page, Solarus high-definition cable channel 3, Charter Spectrum cable standard-definition channel 985, and on Roku devices by adding the WRCM’s channel through the web, here.
Candidates invited to participate are: Cindy Joosten and Brad Kremer for Wood County Clerk of Courts; Scott Brehm and Linda Stankey for Wood County Coroner; and Theodore Ashbeck Jr., Shawn Becker, Joel Flewellen and John Hiller for Wood County Sheriff.
You can call in questions for the candidates at 715-423-0441 beginning at 5:30pm on the evening of the forum.
In addition, you can find a wealth of Wisconsin election information, here.
Get help registering.
The League of Women Voters invites citizens who need help with voter registration to stop by McMillan Memorial Library on Wednesday, August 1, anytime from 4:00-7:30 p.m. LWV volunteers will set up tables near the library’s first floor staircase, where they will provide assistance and answer questions about the registration process.
Cast your ballot before Election Day.
Through Friday, August 10, eligible residents of Wisconsin Rapids can cast an In-person absentee ballot (also known as early voting) at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall at 444 West Grand Avenue. Voting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
To vote in-person absentee, you must produce an acceptable photo ID. If you are not a registered voter, you must register at the Clerk’s Office before casting your ballot. For more information, call 715-421-8200.
Know where you should go.
If you plan to vote on Election Day, note that Wisconsin Rapids has two polling places. Eligible voters from Wards 1-10, 22, and 23 will vote at the Centralia Center, located at 220 3rd Avenue South. Eligible voters from Wards 11-21, and 24-29 vote at Crossview Church, located at 1000 East Riverview Expressway, Suite 120.
Taking part in selecting people to serve and represent your interests is one of our grandest privileges. Make sure you cast your ballot!
Thank you for reading.
Mayor Zach Vruwink