What to Know When Voting in District 10's Senate Recall Election
Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. for voters to choose between Shelly Moore and Sheila Harsdorf.
Note: A voter walkthrough video was removed from this post after the election in order to avoid confusion with any future elections.
All voters in the 10th Senate District are eligible to vote in this recall election.
The 10th Senate District includes parts of Burnett, Dunn, Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties. The entire Hudson Patch coverage area is in the 10th Senate District. If you're not sure whehter you live in the district, check the district map to know for sure.
Do you know which city district you're in? Check the Hudson alderman district map to know for sure.
- Districts 1 and 5 can vote at Hudson City Hall council chamber.
- Districts 2 and 6 can vote at the community room on the lower level of the St. Croix County Government Center.
- Districts 3 and 4 can vote at the United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
Residents of other municipalities can vote at their town or village hall.
- North Hudson residents can vote at the North Hudson Village Hall
- Hudson Town residents can vote at Hudson Town Hall
- St. Joseph Town residents can vote at St. Joseph Town Hall
- Troy Town residents can vote at Troy Town Hall
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hudson Patch will report the unofficial election night results on a liveblog, which also will include photos and videos from both the Moore and Harsdorf election night celebrations. Just check the site once polls close at 8 p.m.
What to Bring
If you're a registered voter at your current address, you don't need to bring a thing.
If you're new to town, changed addresses since you last registered to vote, or need to register to vote for any othe reason, you'll need to bring proof of residence that shows you have been a resident there for at least 28 days.
Voter registration is required in Wisconsin, but you can register on election day at the polls if you bring acceptable proof of residence:
- Current Wisconsin driver license with current address listed
- Current utility bill that has been mailed to you
- Bank statement
- Government check
- Government document
The document used to establish proof of residency must show the current name and address of the voter.
What to Expect With the New Voter ID Law
After being greeted by an election inspector, registered voters must give their name and address to the election inspector. The inspector will ask to see an ID. Voters who don't have an ID will be handed a flyer explaining the law and that it goes into full effect in February. Voters also will be required to sign the poll book so poll workers can verify the voter log and issue the voter a paper ballot.
Voters can then take the ballot to a booth where a pen will be waiting. Once the voter is done marking the ballot, he or she will slide it into a ballot box.
Those who plan to register on election day will need to fill out an application for voter registration and show proof of residence to an election inspector before a ballot will be issued. Voters must now provide proof that shows 28 consecutive days of residence; the previous requirement was 10 days.