The April 7th election is right around the corner and it’s critical for Wisconsinites to make their voices heard. In addition to the presidential primary, voters will also decide who will serve on the state’s highest court and vote on a harmful ballot initiative that’s not what it seems.
Our rights are on the ballot– and if you’re trying to avoid public spaces, voting has never been easier. Any Wisconsin voter can vote by mail by visiting: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee
Here’s how to vote by mail in four easy steps:
- Make sure you’re registered at your current address by March 18. If you aren't registered at your current address, you need to register before or when you ask for an absentee ballot. You can register online with a Wisconsin driver's license or ID card, or by mail with proof of residence, until March 18. After that you can register in person at an early voting site or on Election Day.
- Request an Absentee Ballot. You can request an absentee ballot online at: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee. While voters have until 5pm on April 2nd to request an absentee ballot once they've registered, don't delay! Request your absentee ballot early to make sure your voice is heard.
- Get Your Ballot. You can receive your ballot by mail on the website, or by email or fax by contacting your municipal clerk.
- Mail or Deliver Your Ballot. Remember that you must mail your ballot back to the clerk, or deliver it in person. Make sure you've got all the required information on the envelope, including a witness signature and address. The clerk must RECEIVE your ballot no later than 8pm on Election Day, just postmarking it that day isn't enough. So mail it in plenty of time to get to the clerk – or drop it off in person.
(Public health officials recommend that you not lick absentee ballot envelopes, but instead use a wet sponge or cloth to seal them.)