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Michelle Ebbert, WCPC
Municipal Building
101 N. Main Street
Fort Atkinson WI 53538
(920) 563-7760

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
June - August
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Voting Procedures
Polls are open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Residents in the City of Fort Atkinson will vote in the Municipal Gymnasium at 101 N. Main Street. Please use the Water Street entrance. Parking is available on Main  Street, Water Street and the public lots to the west of the building.

Photo Identification
Voters are required to display a photo ID in order to vote. Click here to see Acceptable Photo Identification.

Badger Books
Fort Atkinson began using Badger Books in 2019. These are electronic poll books that include registered voters. Voters are still required to sign the screen to obtain a ballot. Signatures have been required since 2012. Voters unable to sign because of a physical disability are exempt from this requirement. If this applies to you, inform the Election Inspector and they will write 'Exempt' in your signature block in the Badger Book.

Using the Voting Machines
The City of Fort Atkinson uses optical scanning voting machines, called the DS200.  To vote for the candidate(s) of your choice, complete the oval next to the candidate's name on the paper ballot.  Likewise, to vote for or against a referendum question, complete the oval to the right of "Yes" or "No."  To vote for a write-in candidate, write the person's name on the line provided and complete the oval next to the name you have written in. Once you have completed your ballot, insert it into the appropriate ballot machine. Wait for the machine screen to read 'Thank you for voting' before walking away.

Correcting Your Ballot
If you make a mistake on your ballot, you may ask for a new ballot.  You are allowed up to three ballots due to errors you made in marking the ballot.  If you need assistance, please see a Chief Election Inspector.


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