The Wisconsin Primary Election is Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Here's what you need to know to cast your ballot and make sure it's counted.
COVID-19 and voting:
The COVID-19 situation is quickly unfolding, and there will be daily changes. Please check vote.org/covid-19 for the latest updates.
Vote by absentee ballot:
Any registered Wisconsin voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 PM on Thursday, August 6. The deadline to request an absentee ballot in person at your local municipal clerk’s office is 5 PM on Friday, August 7. For voters who are hospitalized, indefinitely confined, a member of the military, or permanent overseas voter, absentee request deadlines may differ slightly.
If you opt to request an absentee ballot at your local municipal clerk's office, you will be prompted to vote using your absentee ballot immediately in the clerk's office, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to a member of the clerk's staff.
If you request an absentee ballot by mail, your completed absentee ballot must be delivered to your local municipal clerk’s office by 8 P.M. on Election Day, August 11. The U.S. Postal Service recommends absentee ballots be mailed one week before Election Day to ensure they arrive in time.
Vote in person:
Wisconsin polling places will be open from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Election Day, August 11.
If you will be voting in-person, please review the CDC's recommendations for voters..
Voter ID requirements:
If you are voting in person in Wisconsin, you must present a valid photo ID when you vote.
If you are voting by absentee ballot, you are required to include a copy of a valid photo ID with your absentee ballot request form.
Become a more informed voter:
If you have any problems at the polls:
Call the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683). The hotline is administered by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
If you have any other questions about voting:
The best source of information is always your local election office. You can look up their contact information here.