Friday, November 2, 2012
With some 400 mailed absentee ballots outstanding, Brookfield already has more than 9,000 early ballots cast, exceeding the total from the 2008 presidential race.
A big push to get people to vote early appears to have been successful in Brookfield, where the number of absentee ballots submitted already exceeds that in the 2008 presidential race. About 31.2 percent of Brookfield's registered voters had submitted absentee ballots by Friday evening, when in-person early voting ended, City Clerk Kelly Michaels said. A total of 9,032 completed absentee ballots had been filed with the city as of 5:45 p.m. Friday, while another 433 mailed ballots had not been returned. To be counted, those mailed absentee ballots must be completed and postmarked no later than Election Day (Nov. 6) and received by the city clerk no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday after the election (Nov. 9), according to the state …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Friday is the last day for residents to go to City Hall to vote absentee. Thursday there were long lines nearly out the door.
- Lisa Sink
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Absentee voting is strong in Brookfield and appears on pace to reach or exceed early voting in the 2008 presidential race. "We've had a line almost out the door," Deputy City Clerk Renee Tadych said mid-afternoon Thursday. The city set up ballot stations in a conference room that looked like a polling site. As of about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, a total of 7,926 absentee ballots had been requested, with 7,405 of whose returned, Brookfield City Clerk Kelly Michaels said. That compared to more than thte total of 8,820 absentee ballots cast in the 2008 presidential race. But the 2012 presidential early voting figures are increasing by the hour. In-person early voting continues until 5 p.m. Thursday and again from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at City …
Friday, October 19, 2012
With 2 1/2 weeks to go and on the eve of in-person early voting, Brookfield so far has received requests for about one-quarter of the total absentees cast in the 2008 presidential election.
With in-person absentee voting set to begin Monday, Brookfield already has received more than 1,212 completed early ballots, the city clerk's office says. More than 900 additional city voters requested absentee ballots but had not returned them as of Friday. With about 2 1/2 weeks to go before the presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, early voting requests in Brookfield have reached about one-quarter of the total absentee ballots cast in the 2008 presidential election. Early voting has been on the rise in Brookfield for presidential elections, up from 1,854 absentee ballots cast in 1996, to 3,001 in 2000, 6,120 in 2004 and more than 8,820 in 2008, city records show. City Clerk Kelly Michaels said she prefers more …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Like other cities, Brookfield saw strong absentee voting this week, exceeding the November 2010 gubernatorial election. In the past 20 years, only two elections had more absentee ballots.
Absenting voting in the city was the highest ever for a gubernatorial race, with 4,530 absentee ballots submitted and another 387 requested but not yet returned, the city clerk's office said Friday. That represents nearly 18 percent of the city's 27,358 registered voters, with 11 percent coming to vote early in person at City Hall, City Clerk Kelly Michaels said. About 15 minutes before the 5 p.m. deadline to vote absentee in-person, there was a line of voters waiting, she said. The 387 outstanding ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday and received by the clerk's office by June 8 in order to be counted. The more than 4,500 absentee ballots exceeds the 4,042 total absentee ballots cast in Brookfield in the November 2010 gubernatorial …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The city clerk says about 3,500 absentee ballots have been requested as of Wednesday morning, with about 2,550 returned. That exceeds the April 3 and May 8 elections but is less than the 2010 Walker-Barrett race.
Mirroring a statewide trend, Brookfield is seeing heavy absentee voting but not quite at the level of the 2010 gubernatorial election between Scott Walker and Tom Barrett, records show. As of early Wednesday morning, the city clerk's office had issued at total of 3,496 absentee ballots. Of those, 2,554 were completed and returned, and 942 were outstanding. That volume far outweighs the total 1,007 absentee ballots cast in the May 8 recall primary for governor, which was largely a contest between Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk. It is not as heavy as the total 4,042 absentee ballots cast in the November 2010 gubernatorial election between Walker and Barrett. In-person absentee voting in the clerk’s office runs through 5 p.m. Friday. Voter …
Monday, May 21, 2012
With just over two weeks to go before the June 5 election, voters who need to vote by absentee ballot can do so in person at City Hall through 5 p.m. June 1.
Brookfield residents can vote absentee in person at City Hall starting today through 5 p.m. Friday, June 1. The city clerk's office last week began preparing mailed absentee ballots for military and other requesters. Some things to keep in mind if considering voting absentee:
Monday, May 14, 2012
The 28-day residency requirement in the Voter ID law and the unique summer election cycle could cause a low college student turnout, so Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett met with students Monday afternoon to energize young voters.
In a normal election year, college students are encouraged to go out and vote at their nearest polling location, but the new Voter ID law and the unique summer election schedule will completely change how political parties get out the college vote. Milwaukee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett met with UW-Milwaukee students and faculty Monday afternoon to remind them not only to get out and vote in the June 5 election, but to vote using the same address they used in the May 8 primary election. Because of the new 28-day residency requirement included in the Voter ID bill, students that voted from their campus location in May will have to request an absentee ballot to vote from that same address when they go home for the…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Is your desk full of papers with too many things to remember? "Last Chance" aims to help. It will remind you of important things ending soon. Contact us if you know of an upcoming deadline you don't want people to miss!
"Last Chance" is Patch's way of breaking throughing the digital noise (or your cluttered desk and kitchen counter) and saying: "Warning! This is about to end. Put it on your front burner now!" Some deadlines this week: Absentee voting in person at City Hall ends at 5 p.m. Friday. Requests to receive an absentee ballot via mail must be received by the City Clerk's office by 5 p.m. Thursday. Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by May 8 to be counted in the primary election. More details on the city's website. Ok, technically, this is the first chance, not "last chance." But in this case, if you miss the first chance to sign up for all those summer programs and camps, they can fill up and you'll be shut out. Online or in-person …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Is your desk full of papers with too many things to remember? Patch's latest feature, "Last Chance," aims to help. It will remind you of important things ending soon. Contact us if you know of an upcoming deadline you don't want people to miss!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lisa Sink
Monday, March 26, 2012
Welcome to a new feature we're calling "Last Chance." It's Patch's way to breaking through the digital noise (or your cluttered desk and kitchen counter) and saying: "Warning! This is about to end. Put it on your front burner now!" Some deadlines this week: Registration is by mail only and your materials must be postmarked by Friday (March 30). See the courses being offered and other information at www.elmbrookschools.org/summerschool. Summer school starts June 18. There is still time to vote absentee if you can't get to the polls next Tuesday, April 3. You must fill out this application. To get an absentee ballot mailed to you, send your completed application to City Clerk's Office, Brookfield, City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield…