Absentee voting open until Friday, April 3; three more Open Houses planned

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The DeForest Area School District will host three more Open Houses before the April 7 referendum to provide residents information about the proposed building projects. The election ballot is asking residents to borrow $41 million to renovate and expand facilities that will increase capacity, improve safety and security, address aging buildings and infrastructure, and improve learning spaces.

The Open Houses will be held on Thursday, March 26, 5:30-7:00 pm, at Windsor Elementary School and on Tuesday, March 31 at the DeForest Area Community & Senior Center, at 10:45 am-12:15 pm and 5:30-7:00 pm.

A brief presentation will be given at 5:30, followed by an Open House format until 7:00. Key individuals will be stationed at five different tables so that participants may visit one-on-one to learn more information and ask questions.  Stations include: overview of the project, opportunities for businesses, building plans and costs, financial information, and voting information.  A tour of Windsor Elementary School will also be available on the 26th.

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Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee.  Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one.  Several options are available for requesting an absentee ballot and casting a vote.

In-Person Absentee Voting (Early Voting) – Vote absentee at your local municipal clerk’s office. For the 2015 Spring Election Absentee Voting is open from Monday, March 23 – Friday, April 3 until 5:00 p.m.

Absentee Ballot by Mail – Registered Wisconsin voters can download the Application for Absentee Ballot (GAB-121) at gab.wi.gov/voters/absentee. Applications must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.

Absentee Ballot by E-Mail or Fax – Regular Wisconsin voters may also request that a ballot be sent to them by sending an e-mail or fax to their municipal clerk. This request must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday, April 2.

More information about polling locations, absentee ballot information, how to register to vote is available at http://www.DASDreferendum.org.

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