June seems like a good time of year to remind my fellow constituents and newcomers of key election dates and other information you should know. But there are also a few other things you should know. To register online go to my vote.wi.gov and select Register To Vote. Be prepared with your state issued driver’s license or identification card. If you wish to register by mail, you’ll need to download an application at elections.wi.gov. Should you wish to old school it in person, you simply need to walk into your clerk’s office and fill out an application. For more assistance, call the Wisconsin Elections Commission at 888-868-3947. Unlike other states, party affiliation does not matter in primaries. That said, you may only cast your ballot in one party’s primary.
When it comes to absentee ballots, any Wisconsin registered voter can request a no-excuse absentee ballot. Requests are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday August 4th. For more information on how to request an absentee ballot go to my vote.wi.gov
Wednesday, July 20th – Online or by mail voter registration deadline.
Tuesday, July 26th – Early in-person voting using an absentee ballot.
Thursday, August 4th – Deadline to request an absentee ballot.
Friday, August 5th – In person voter registration deadline. Note: Registering at the polls on primary day is also allowed.
Tuesday, August 9th – Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; absentee ballots accepted there as well.
Important Note: As of this time, election issues are being contested in some states. Please confirm voting dates, relies and other details by going to myvote.wi.gov. You can also get updates at aarp.org/wivotes.