UPDATE 4/7/20: The April 7th election is on, here's what you need to know:

The April 7 election is ON, and we hope many of you have already cast your ballots by mail. At the ACLU of Wisconsin, we're committed to defending your voting rights, helping you cast an informed ballot, and making it as easy as possible for eligible voters to vote by mail. 

The chaos and confusion surrounding this election has been unacceptable – but right now we’re focused on making sure as many people as possible can make their voices heard. 

Here’s what you need to know: 

  1. If you’re voting by mail, make sure your ballot is postmarked by TODAY (April 7th) or, even better, drop it off in person. You should bring it to the post office and ask them to hand-cancel it, or drop the ballot at the municipal clerk's office, or your polling place, by 8pm. 
  2. If you’re voting in person, make sure to confirm your polling place and bring an acceptable photo ID. Many polling places have closed or changed, so confirm your polling place at: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/FindMyPollingPlace. More information on photo ID requirements is at: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/PhotoIDRequired 
  3. You can still register at the polls. Wisconsin voters can still register to vote today on Election Day. In order to register to vote, bring proof of residency to your polling place (as well as your photo ID in #2).  Here are some documents you can use as proof of residence: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ProofofResidence 
  4. Trouble voting? Call the Election Protection Hotline. If you have trouble voting call 866-OUR-VOTE with questions. 
  5. Stay in line and be patient. Lines may be longer than usual, and keep social distance from other voters. Polling places in Wisconsin are closing at 8 pm. If you’re in line waiting to vote, stay in line.

Vote NO on Marsy's Law

On April 7th, Wisconsin voters will be asked to amend the state constitution to enact "Marsy's Law," a sweeping measure that purports to protect victims' rights – but in fact threatens the civil liberties of all Wisconsinites. We're encouraging voters to vote "No" on this harmful measure, which fails to meaningfully improve on existing protections for victims while creating a host of new problems and weakening the rights of the accused. Read more on the unintended consequences of this misguided and harmful proposal.

Cast an informed vote for the Wisconsin Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Supreme Court makes decisions that affect all of us – and right now, Wisconsin voters have the power to pick the next person to serve on the state's highest court. The next Supreme Court Justice will serve a ten-year term, and it's vital we elect someone who believes in fairness, equality under the law, and our Constitution. Read more about the candidates and read Judge Jill Karofsky's candidate survey (a survey from Justice Daniel Kelly has not been received).