Because of the COVID-19, voters are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7th Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.
If your name or address has changed since the last election, you need to register with your current information. You can check your registration status at https://myvote.wi.gov, click on “My Voter Info.”
If you know you are registered but cannot find yourself on the website, you should contact your clerk or Wisconsin Elections Commission. There is possibly a typo in the spelling of your name or your date of birth. Voters who cannot find themselves on MyVote should call their municipal clerk’s office or call the Wisconsin Elections Commission at 866-VOTE-WIS (866-868-3947) or 608-261-8005.
How to Register to Vote by the Deadline
Monday, March 30 is the deadline for electors to register to vote by mail or online for the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election. After this date, electors must register in person in the municipal clerk’s office or at the polling place on Election Day.
According to state law, mailed voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than the third Wednesday before the election. However, a federal judge ruled that Wisconsin needs to re-open online registration due to COVID-19.
U.S. District Judge William Conley issued the ruling Friday night, after Democrats and Republicans submitted their written arguments. The state and national Democratic parties brought the lawsuit and were opposed by Republicans who control the state Legislature as well as the Wisconsin and national Republican parties.
Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. March 30.
Online voter registration is available at myvote.wi.gov.
Voters who miss the deadline may also register in their municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election, April 3 or at the polls on election day.
How to Request an Absentee Ballot
The Wisconsin Election Commission strongly recommends that anyone planning to vote should request to have an absentee ballot mailed to them as soon as possible.
• You must be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot.
• The deadline to register online to vote has been extended by federal court order until March 30.
• Voters who need to register may also do so in person at their municipal clerk's office until the Friday before the election and on Election Day at the polling place.
• Voters should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible for April 7. The deadline is April 2, but do not wait!
• Request your absentee ballot online at https://myvote.wi.gov
If you have any questions, please contact your Municipal Clerk or the County Clerk’s Office at 715-349-2173.