Walker Recall: What You Need to Know Before Casting a Ballot

See the candidates that will be on the ballot, learn where to vote, and read a list of things to know about voting from the Government Accountability Board.

Voters across the state will head back to the polls Tuesday to choose between Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

Republican Gov. Walker faces recall after opponents turned in hundreds of thousands of signatures in an effort to remove him from office. Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators also face recall challenges.

Races on the ballot Tuesday are:

Governor: Scott Walker, Tom Barrett and Hari Trivedi

Lt. Governor: Rebecca Kleefisch and Mahlon Mitchell 

Registered voters can find information about their polling place and the races on the ballot at the Wisconsin Voter Public Access website. To see the details, enter your name and birthdate in the fieds provided and then click your name to get to the voter information page.

The state Government Accountability Board is projecting voter turnout of between 60 and 65 percent, but Director Kevin Kennedy said turnout is hard to predict because the state has never had an election like this before.

Polling places for all districts open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Polling locations:

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FAQs about Tuesday's election

The Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections in Wisconsin, provided a list of answers to frequently asked questions about voting in Wisconsin. Here are some of the most important things to know.

Voter photo ID: The law is currently on hold as two lower court decisions stopping voter photo ID are being appealed. 

Check your registration – Elections officials urge voters to use the state's Voter Public Access website to make sure that they are registered at their current address.  Additionally, VPA will identify the races voters are eligible to vote in, and will tell voters whether they are eligible to vote within a Senate District that has a recall election. Voters who are unsure about whether they are eligible to vote in a state Senate recall primary or election should contact their municipal clerk’s office directly. If you have not registered to vote yet or you have a problem with your registration, contact your local municipal clerk’s office to check your options. You can register at the polling place on Election Day.

Know what proof of residence to bring: If you are already registered to vote, you will only need to state your name and address to receive a ballot, and are not required to provide any additional documentation. After stating your name, you will need to sign the poll list.

If you are registering at the polling place, make sure you have proof of residence and your Wisconsin driver’s license number. If you do not have a Wisconsin driver’s license, you can use the number from your Wisconsin ID card, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. Proof of residence can be established with a current lease, recent utility bill or other official document issued by a unit of government with the voter’s name and current address on it. A college photo ID is also acceptable if the institution has provided the polling place with a list of students who live in its housing and if the housing list includes citizenship information. 

Avoid bringing undue attention or risk causing a disturbance: The state also is urging voters not to wear campaign paraphernalia such as campaign/candidate buttons, shirts, hats, etc. inside the polling place. Those who wear campaign paraphernalia may be asked to cover it up or leave.

Patriot June 04, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Whoooo Hoooooo after tomorrow we can continue to move this State forward with Gov Walker at the helm!!!!
Patriot June 05, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Whats there to know? Select Walker and then select Kleefisch that is if the great people of this State want to continue moving forward!!! Come on people we are making history just as we did back in 1776!! Difference is we do not have to resort to violence, mud slinging, rhetoric, bullying or any of those tactics the left has made famous!!
Patriot June 05, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Its ironic that the pic in this post says " Your Vote Counts" Then please explain to me why we are going thru this process? Why the left felt it neccessary to nullify our vote in 2010 because they disagreed? Why they felt it neccessary to spend 16 million plus when they say they are for the kids? Seems to me the State could have used that money for better things!!! What a shame!!! Its all about ME ME ME ME
Mike in OC June 05, 2012 at 12:33 PM
@patriot i couldnt agree with you more. i hope the recall laws get changed after this....
Patriot June 05, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Walker did say that would be a priority on his agenda. Because he said it would take changing the Constitution which would require 2 sessions to make it happen. I attended a fund raiser for Assy Rep Mark Honadel and guest Robin Vos and they spoke about that very issue


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