Wisconsin Election Day Reminders For April 2

The WEC is providing guidance to voters ahead of Tuesday’s Spring Election. Here’s what to know.

Wisconsin Election Day Reminders For April 2

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is providing guidance to voters ahead of Tuesday’s Spring Election. Here’s what to know:

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1. Voters planning to go to the polls should check the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s MyVote website at MyVote.wi.gov to verify their registration status, find their polling place, and see what is on their ballot.

2. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Polling place hours are the same across Wisconsin, no matter where you live. Voters need to be in line by 8 p.m. to vote.

3. Those not registered to vote can do so at their polling place on Election Day – you can register to vote for the first time or update your name or address. To register, voters will need to show a proof of residence document, which must contain the voter’s name and current residential address. Examples include a bank statement, recent electric bill, or a current and valid Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID card. You may present your Proof of Residence document as a hard copy, paper document or an electronic document on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Learn more here.

4. Remember to bring your photo ID to your polling place. Wisconsin requires an acceptable photo ID to vote, such as a Wisconsin driver’s license, state ID card, U.S. passport, military or veteran’s ID, tribal ID, a certificate of naturalization, or some student IDs. Anyone with questions about photo ID can visit the state’s Bring It to the Ballot website here or call 1-866-VOTE-WIS for information. Those without an acceptable photo ID can get one for free at their local Division of Motor Vehicles office. For more information, call 608-266-1069. An acceptable photo ID for voting does not need to show the voter’s current address.

5. Voters can still return absentee ballots in person on Election Day. Voters should contact their municipal clerk to learn where absentee ballots should be returned. Most voters must personally deliver their own absentee ballot (see number 6 below for exceptions). To ensure that your absentee ballot is counted, the WEC recommends paying close attention to included instructions for completing and delivering an absentee ballot.

6. Voters with disabilities have additional options when returning absentee ballots. Pursuant to the Voting Rights Act, any Wisconsin voter who requires assistance with mailing or delivering an absentee ballot to the municipal clerk due to a disability must be permitted to receive assistance from a person of the voter’s choice. This person cannot be the voter’s employer or an agent of the employer. This person also cannot be an officer or agent of the voter’s union. Contact your municipal clerk if you have questions.

7. There are two statewide referenda questions on Tuesday’s ballot. The Type C Notice of Referendum, which is available on the WEC website and must be published the day before the Spring Election, includes an explanation from the Attorney General about the effect of a “yes” or a “no” vote. The Type C Notice can be found by going here, clicking on the first drop-down (Election Notices from WEC), then clicking on “Type C Notice” on the lefthand side. The Type C Notice will also be posted at each polling site.

Last Update: Apr 01, 2024 8:57 am CDT

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