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Posted on: March 21, 2020

March 21 Coronavirus Updates

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As a reminder, all City of West Allis and Milwaukee County Parks playgrounds are closed, including Joyce Radtke Skate Park and West Allis Dog Park. Open spaces at parks remain open, but please maintain social distancing of at least six feet from other people.  

Restaurants and bars are closed for in-service dining, but may still offer carry out and delivery services. Please support our local business community. 

Resources to assist our community during this time can be found here.  

Lastly, FEMA has a page to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which can be found here. 

REGISTERED* VOTERS – THREE WAYS TO VOTE 

1) Request an absentee ballot through April 2 on www.myvote.wi.gov and return by mail. The completed ballot must be received by the Clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on April 7.  

2) In-person absentee drive-thru voting will be available March 23 – April 2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Friday, April 3 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.   

3) In-person voting on April 7 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., see adjusted polling places listed below. 

 

*Register to Vote - Deadline to Register to Vote Online Extended Until March 30 

The deadline to register online to vote has been extended by federal court order until March 30, however it has not been reprogrammed to allow this again. The Wisconsin Elections Commission is working to reinstate online registration in the next few days at www.myvote.wi.gov. 

Voters who need to register or change their name or address may do so at City Hall (7525 W. Greenfield Avenue) until April 3 at 5 p.m., but we are highly recommending voters use the online option if possible.  It is quick, convenient, and the safest method. 

Registered voters should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible for April 7 election. The deadline is April 2, but do not wait!  Request your absentee ballot online at https://myvote.wi.gov  


In Person Absentee Drive-Thru Voting Begins Monday 

In-person absentee voting, or “early voting,” will begin Monday, March 23 through April 3 at City Hall. We are only offering drive-thru voting during this time.    

  • Drive-thru voting will be available March 23 – April 2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Friday, April 3 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.   

  • Please enter the drive-through at 75th street and Greenfield avenue.  

  • As a part of the process for drive-through voting, those looking to Register to Vote and Vote Absentee will be asked to remain in their vehicles at all times.    

  • Strict adherence to health and sanitation standards will also be monitored by the City Clerk.    

  • Voters are encouraged to bring their own black ballpoint pen as a precaution as well.  

  • All pens and clipboards will be sanitized routinely, and employees may be wearing gloves that will be frequently changed, and hands will be sanitized.    

You may also visit www.myvote.wi.gov to preview your ballot in advance.   

You may request an absentee ballot by mail through April 2 at www.myvote.wi.gov

April 7 Election – Polling Places 

If you plan to vote in person, some polling places have been adjusted for the April 7 Spring Election:  

  1. Longfellow Elementary (currently holds Wards 3, 5):  Wards 3, 4, 5, 20 

  1. Senior Center (currently holds Wards 9, 10):    Wards 2, 9, 10 

  1. City Hall (currently holds Ward 6):    Wards 1, 6, 7, 8 

  1. Central High School (currently holds Ward 17):    Wards 11, 14, 15, 17 

  1. Frank Lloyd Wright (currently holds Wards 16, 18):    Wards 16, 18, 19, 23 

  1. Lane intermediate (currently holds Ward 13):    Wards 12, 13 

  1. Nathan Hale High School (currently holds Wards 22, 24, 25):    Wards 21, 22, 24, 25 

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.  

To determine which ward you vote in and/or to preview your ballot, go to  www.myvote.wi.gov . Again, we strongly encourage you to vote absentee by mail for this election. 


Take the 2020 Census 

By now you have likely received an invitation from the U.S. Census Bureau to complete the 2020 Census. You may do so online at https://2020census.gov/ 

WHY IS THE CENSUS IMPORTANT? 

  • The data ensures our community receives its fair share of state shared revenues; 

  • The data informs potential investments in West Allis(small businesses, developers, real estate brokers, etc. use the information); 

  • The data assists in benchmarking and tracking of City performance and services; 

  • The data assists in planning services for the community (e.g., roads, schools, emergency services, etc.); 

  • The data determines the City’s eligibility for funding opportunities and obligations for federal and state statutory requirements; and 

  • The data determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and affects statewide districting. 

Help for Businesses 

We working with local, state, and federal partners to support our business community during this time. Visit our resource page for loan and financing opportunities. 

 

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