Wisconsin

Step 1: Apply

Application form link:


The state will automatically mail an absentee ballot application to every registered voter. But you don't have to wait. You may apply now. Online: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyVoterInfo Print and mail: https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL-121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf




Where should I send my completed application?


Submit online or deliver to your local election office by mail, email, fax, or in person. https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-07/WI%20County%20Clerks%20Updated%207-17-20.pdf




When is the application due?


Technically, applications must be received by October 29, 2020. To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you send it immediately and no later than the middle of October. New voters must register by October 14, 2020.




***Shenanigan Alerts***


Things to look out for: Wisconsin has complicated rules about including a photo ID with your ballot and requiring a witness to watch you vote and then sign your ballot. Read the instructions on your ballot carefully and if you have any questions, contact your local election office. They should be able to help you. https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/MyMunicipalClerk Here are the instructions listed on the state's website: https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2019-02/Uniform%20Instructions%20for%20Absentee%20Voting%20-%20All%20Voters%20%20%28Rev.%202-2019%29.pdf




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/MyMunicipalClerk




Can I vote-by-mail in my state?


Yes, Wisconsin will automatically mail an application to every registered voter. Make sure to look for it, complete it, and send it back as soon as it arrives. Click here to register as a new voter or to check your existing registration. (It's always a good idea to double-check.) https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyVoterInfo





Step 2: Vote-by-Mail

When do I have to mail or drop off my completed ballot?


Technically, ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day. (November 3, 2020) To avoid delays within the election office and the postal service, we recommend you return your voted ballot as soon as it arrives and no later than the middle of October. You may also drop your ballot at your local election office. It's a good idea to call and check first. https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/MyMunicipalClerk




Does it require a stamp? Two?


Read the outside of the envelope to see if additional postage may be required. The US Postal service will deliver any ballot, regardless of whether or not it has the correct postage, or any at all. They will charge the local election office for any unpaid postage. https://time.com/4547550/absentee-mail-ballot-postage-stamp-postal-service-usps/




Can my ballot be dropped off at a polling site or dedicated drop box?


This information is from the April primary, but is likely to be the same for the general election https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-03/Ballot%20Return%20Options%203.31.2020.pdf You may drop your ballot at your polling place and there may be additional drop box locations in your area. Call your local election office for more information. https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/MyMunicipalClerk




Is there any way to check if my ballot was received?


https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/MyVoterInfo




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/MyMunicipalClerk





Early In-Person Voting

Does my state offer any in-person early voting days?


October 20 - November 1, 2020




Link to information and locations:


In person absentee voting will take place at your local election office. Contact them for times and availability. https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/MyMunicipalClerk It's unclear if this polling place locator will give location information for early voting: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/FindMyPollingPlace




I have a question that wasn't answered here.


Please call the county election office where you live. They are in charge of elections and should be able to help you. https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/MyMunicipalClerk





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