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

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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. 

WEC Releases Analysis of Absentee Voting in April 7 Spring Election

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MADISON, WI – Wisconsin election officials are busy preparing for fall elections based on the experience of serving a record number of absentee voters in Wisconsin’s April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

The report documents the significant logistical and technical challenges local and state election officials faced in fulfilling the surge in absentee ballot requests and it recommends several ways to improve the absentee process for voters and clerks.

More Than 69,000 Absentee Ballots Already Returned for May 12 Special Election

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MADISON, WI – More than 69,000 voters in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District have already returned their absentee ballots for the Special Election on May 12, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

As of Friday morning, 110,921 absentee ballot applications have been reported received by municipal clerks in the district, which covers all of 21 Northern Wisconsin counties and portions of another five.  Those clerks also report sending 107,644 ballots and receiving 69,472 back.  

More Than 93,000 Absentee Ballots Requested for May 12 Special Election

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MADISON, WI – More than 93,000 voters in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District have requested absentee ballots for the Special Election on May 12, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

As of Thursday morning, 93,207 absentee ballot applications have been reported received by Wisconsin municipal clerks. Those clerks report sending 87,673 ballots and receiving 40,554 back.  

Wisconsin Elections Commission Urges Absentee Voting in 7th CD Special Election May 12 due to COVID-19

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Elections Commission strongly urges anyone who is concerned about Coronavirus COVID-19 exposure to make plans now to vote absentee for the May 12 Special Election in Congressional District 7. 
 
“If they are concerned about going to the polls on Election Day, registered voters should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief elections official.
 

Nomination Papers for the 2020 General Election

The nomination paper circulation period is April 15 through June 1 for the 2020 General Election.

Candidates must return their nomination papers to the Wisconsin Elections Commission by June 1 at 5:00 p.m. either by mail, delivery, or intake appointment. Make an appointment using this link (https://wec.appointlet.com). For more information, please visit our nomination paper page.

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.