City extends absentee voting hours

SHAWANO — The city is holding extended absentee voting hours two days a week ahead of the April 7 election to give voters who might not be able vote during regular hours a chance to cast their ballots.

Shawano City Hall, 127 S. Sawyer St., will remain available to curbside in-person voting up until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 24, 26, 31 and April 2.

The move is part of a push being made to encourage absentee voting statewide due to health concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus.

“In an effort to continue to keep our residents and staff safe, the city of Shawano is continuing to urge its residents to utilize www.myvote.wi.gov to obtain an absentee ballot for the upcoming April 7 election,” the city said in a statement.

Those who don’t have the ability to upload a photo ID to that site can mail a written request to City Hall. You will need to provide a copy of your ID with the request.

Curbside absentee voting is available if neither of those options are practical for voters.

“We will continue to keep you informed of any changes the city makes regarding the services being provided to our residents,” the city said in the statement. “We hope you are all able to stay safe and healthy during this time and are here for you if you have any questions. Thank you as always for your understanding and patience during these rapidly changing times.”