WEC Moves Candidate Filing Location to UW-Madison Due to COVID-19 Starting May 26

Reid Magney, public information officer, 608-267-7887, or [email protected].

MADISON, WI – Wisconsin candidates for state and federal offices who still need to file nomination papers by June 1 will do so at a temporary location on the UW-Madison campus.

Starting Tuesday, May 26, candidates will file paperwork at Varsity Hall at Union South, located at 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715. Varsity Hall is on the second floor. 

Meagan Wolfe, administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, said that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is not enough space at the agency’s small office in downtown Madison to safely accommodate the hundreds of candidates and their supporters who will be filing paperwork in the week before the deadline on Monday, June 1.

As a result, the WEC arranged with UW-Madison to use Varsity Hall at Union South, which has more than 10,000 square feet of floor space for adequate social distancing.

Union South is currently not open for students and the general public.  Free, underground parking will be available for candidates coming to file their paperwork.

WEC requests that candidates who are filing paperwork in person make an appointment online at https://wec.appointlet.com or by calling 608-261-2028.

For more information about filing nomination papers, visit our website: https://elections.wi.gov/candidates/nomination-papers