Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary - April 7, 2020

All absentee ballots must be hand delivered by 8 p.m. on April 7 or postmarked by April 7 and received by 4 p.m. on April 13 to be counted according to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Ballots will not be accepted if they are:

  • Not postmarked by April 7.

  • Postmarked on or before April 7, but received after 4:00 p.m. on April 13.

  • Hand delivered or without a postmark received after 8:00 p.m. on April 7. 
     

REVISED: Revised: Top 10 Things Voters Should Know about the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Primary - COVID-19

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MADISON, WI – Wisconsin’s Spring Primary and Presidential Primary will occur on Tuesday, April 7, and all absentee ballots must be turned in or postmarked on Election Day as a result of decisions Monday by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court enjoined an executive order by Governor Tony Evers, clearing the way for in-person voting at the polls to occur on Tuesday, April 7.

What Wisconsin Voters Should Know about Third-Party Absentee Ballot Mailings

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MADISON, WI – An independent mailing to Wisconsin voters encouraging them to request absentee ballots is causing confusion, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

The confusing mailer comes from the “Center for Voter Information,” which has a return mail address in Madison but is related to the Voter Participation Center, a nonprofit group based in Washington, D.C.  

Online Voter Registration for April 7 Available Again Until March 30

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MADISON, WI – Wisconsin residents who need to register to vote for the April 7 Spring Election can now use MyVote.WI.gov to register online until March 30, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. 

Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot, so reopening online registration was ordered by a federal court in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online Registration Available Until March 30, 2020

Need to Change your address, name, or are a you a new Wisconsin Voter?  You can register to vote online now through March 30 for the April 7 election.  Click here to register to vote.  To register to vote online, you will need a current WI driver license or WI state ID card, otherwise, you will need to mail in your form.  Need to update your address with DMV?  You can update your DMV address here and then come back to MyVote to register to vote.

Wisconsin Needs Poll Workers to Deal with COVID-19 Situation

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MADISON, WI – The State of Wisconsin is calling on residents willing to serve as poll workers in their counties for the April 7 election to replace older poll workers who are unable to serve due to health concerns and the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wisconsin has approximately 30,000 poll workers, known as election inspectors, who serve at polling places. A significant number of them are in their 60s and 70s, and many may have other health conditions.

Absentee Ballot Requests for April 7 Already Exceed Last Three Spring Election Absentee Numbers Due to COVID-19

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MADISON, WI – Wisconsin voters are requesting absentee ballots at a record pace with concerns about Coronavirus COVID-19, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

As of Tuesday morning, more than 173,000 absentee applications have been received by Wisconsin municipal clerks. That exceeds total requests for three of the last four Spring Elections. (See additional absentee ballot statistics below.)