Voting for all City of Middleton residents will still take place at Kromrey Middle School on Tuesday, April 7 after the Wisconsin Supreme Court stayed Governor Evers' executive order on Monday night.
Earlier on Monday, Governor Evers had issued an executive order pushing back in-person voting to June 9 to avoid exposing voters and poll workers to COVID-19. However, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Speaker Robin Vos asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to block the order and keep the election on Tuesday.
Evers’ move came after Republican lawmakers rejected his last-minute request to meet in special session to conduct the spring election by mail and push back deadlines to May to request and receive an absentee ballot. It also comes amid a flurry of federal court action impacting the spring election and growing attention nationally to the possibility of Wisconsin moving forward with its election amid a growing public health emergency.
Last week, City of Middleton officials announced that all wards would vote at Kromrey, 7009 Donna Dr., on Tuesday.
Residents planning on voting should enter through Kromrey's Door No. 5 on the east side of the building off Donna Drive. Voting will take place in the older gymnasium. Bathrooms will be available. No other part of the school will be accessible. Residents area asked to remain 6 feet apart from other voters.
Each election worker will have a transparent plastic barrier to maximize safety for the voter and the worker. Please bring your own pen to maximize safety.
If you requested an absentee ballot, City of Middleton officials are asking that you drop off your completed ballot, incluidng the witness signature, at the drop box located in the library parking lot at 7425 Hubbard Ave. The last pick up from this box for delivery to the polls will be at 7 p.m. on April 7. You may also hand deliver your completed absentee ballot on Election Day to Kromrey 8 p.m.
City Administrator Mike Davis noted that as of Thursday morning, close to 8,000 absentee ballots had already been mailed. The City of Middleton had about 8,500 residents vote in the April 2016 election, he added.