How to Vote Safely on Tuesday in Eau Claire County
Despite the statewide COVID-19 “Safer at Home” order, the election on Tuesday, April 7, is still being held as scheduled. However, in Eau Claire County there will be numerous modifications to voting procedure to protect the health of voters and poll workers.
The Eau Claire City-County Health Department created this video to clearly explain safe voting procedures – including keeping six feet apart in line, getting your ballot, and filling it out. The process for voting will be similar across Eau Claire County. With these steps in place – including curbside voting for those who feel sick – the health department says you can still vote safely in person.
For the latest on the local coronavirus response, visit the Eau Claire City-Council Health Department on Facebook.
Also, if you are a resident of the City of Eau Claire, your polling place may have changed because of the pandemic. The city sent out the following notice on April 2:
City of Eau Claire Moves Polling Places
EAU CLAIRE, WI – City Clerk Carrie Riepl today announced changes in three of the City of Eau Claire’s polling places for the April 7 election due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
The following polling places have changed:
- Pentecostal Assembly Church, 9 Ninth Ave., Eau Claire, WI, has been moved to: MENARDS TENNIS CENTER, 1260 Menomonie St., Eau Claire (Wards 4, 5 & 42)
- Our Redeemer Church, 601 Fall St., Eau Claire, WI has been moved to: EAU CLAIRE LABOR TEMPLE, 2233 Birch St., Eau Claire (Wards 1, 34 & 46)
- UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire, WI, has been moved to: UW-EAU CLAIRE ZORN ARENA, 121 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire (Wards 20 & 24)
All other polling locations in the City remain the same.
Voters can find their polling place online at myvote.wi.gov/en-us/FindMyPollingPlace