Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spring Primary Election Tuesday, February 21st

The Village of Bellevue will be holding a primary for the two Village Trustee seats up for election this spring.  Primary polling will take place on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the Public Safety Building /Village Hall (3100 Eaton Road).  Voters are being reminded that polling has been consolidated to this one location for the primary.  The polling site will be open from 7am to 8pm.

The primary was necessary due to the volume of candidates filing nomination papers.  The position of Village Trustee is the only item on the primary ballot. Candidates Steve Soukup (Incumbent), Adam Gauthier, Tom Katers and Jon Soyring are vying for the two seats.  

Brent Muller has withdrawn his candidacy.  However, due to state election law his name will appear on the primary ballot.  Click the following link to view a draft primary ballot.

Voter Registration
Voters are also reminded that the new voter ID law has created new rules for voter registration. Voters need to be ready for the spring elections.

How do I register to vote?
  • On Election Day - You can register at the polling place on election day, but will be required to show proof of residence.
Photo ID Requirements
There are three steps you will need to follow at the polls before being issued a ballot.
  1. Poll workers will ask for your name & address.
  2. Poll workers will ask for your photo ID. The ID will have to “reasonably resemble” the voter and be one of the accepted documents, such as a WI Driver’s License, WI Identification Card issued by the DOT, a Military ID card issued by a US uniformed service or a US Passport.
  3. Other valid identification as outlined at the Government Accountability Board’s website, http://gab.wi.gov.
For more information on the spring election, go to the Village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/clerktreasurer/voter-registration-a-election-information.html