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Posted on: October 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Election Day - Nov. 3

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Voting at the Polls on Election Day

Polling locations for the November 3 Election for all Wards will be at Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Avenue. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voting Site Traffic Impacts and Parking Options

Delays and congestion of traffic are expected in the Milwaukee Ave corridor as a result of voting at the Veteran’s Terrace on Tuesday November 3rd. In particular, wait times at the intersection of Milwaukee Ave and Bridge St should be expected to be longer than usual. In addition, motorists using this corridor are warned to be on the look out for greater than usual pedestrian traffic that may be walking to the voting site from off site parking. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes on November 3rd especially during the expected peak voting times which can occur when the polls open at 7 a.m., during the lunch hour, around 3 p.m. (when school ends), and 5 – 7 p.m.

For those heading to the voting site at Veteran’s Terrace please be advised of the following:

  • No left turns will be allowed out of the Echo Park parking lot on election day. Traffic will have to exit the parking lot by going straight onto Bridge St, or turning right on Milwaukee Ave heading to the river and downtown.
  • Try to avoid entering the Echo Park parking lot by turning left as this may lead to significant traffic congestion. Instead, plan your route to enter the parking lot from Bridge St. This will be the fastest and safest way for you to get into the lot. It will also minimize congestion on Milwaukee Ave.
  • Parking in the Echo Park parking lot is limited. If you are physically able, please consider using off site parking to avoid congestion and provide access to parking spots for those that may not be able to walk from a further distance. Off site parking can be found in the following locations:
    1. Veteran’s Terrace Overflow lot across Milwaukee St. (250 feet)
    2. On street parking on Congress St by Congress Field (500 feet)
    3. Public Parking Lot behind Fred’s (550 feet)
    4. Whemhoff Jucker Parking lot on North Spring St (1,000 feet)
    5. Parking lot at Riverside Park on Congress St (1,300 feet)
    6. Downtown Parking Garage on Washington St (1,300 feet)
Election pic Nov 3

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots for the November 3 General Election are being sent to voters that have requested one. The last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is October 29. The City highly recommends you do not wait to request an absentee ballot. To request a ballot online visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/.

Ballots for CITY residents can be returned one of four ways: 

  1. Sending via U.S. Mail
  2. Hand Deliver to City Hall, 300 N. Pine Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  3. Place in the Secure Ballot Drop Box inside the Public Library, 166 E. Jefferson Street (City residents only).
  4. Hand Deliver on Election Day, to Veteran’s Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Avenue by 8 p.m. 

Burlington Public Library hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 ** IMPORTANT! YOUR BALLOT WILL NOT BE COUNTED IF THE “3” HIGHLIGHTED SECTIONS ON THE RETURN ENVELOPE ARE NOT COMPLETED.

In Person Absentee Voting

In person absentee voting at City Hall, 300 N. Pine Street ended at 5 pm on October 30.

Voter Registration

Early Voter Registration ended at 5 pm on October 30. You must register at the Polling Place on Election Day. Please bring proof that you have lived at your present location for at least 28 days preceding the election.

Election Results

View election results here

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