Wisconsin Election Is On For Today

What You Need To Know

April 7, 2020
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Here's what you need to know about today's election.

Gov. Tony Evers used an executive order to attempt to move in-person voting into June, in order to keep people safe during the pandemic. The State Supreme Court overturned the order, saying the governor did not have that authority. to do that. Later last night, the US Supreme Court overturned a measure that would have allowed absentee ballots to be accepted through April 13th.

So what does this mean?

If you haven't sent in your absentee ballot you need to drop it off at your polling place TODAY. If you mail it in, it must be postmarked no later than today's date. So don't drop it in the mail today--because all our mail is sent to Milwaukee first, it is very unlikely it will be postmarked with today's date.

If you requested an absentee ballot but did not receive it, you must vote in person at your polling place. Until noon today, ballots may be dropped off at the Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St. (Mifflin St. book drop only), Pinney Library, 516 Cottage Grove Road (drive through book drop only), and Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd.

You may bring your own black or blue ballpoint pen and use it to vote.

Some polling places have been consolidated or moved. Find out where to vote here.

In Madison, curbside voting is available. From the city clerk: voters unable to enter the polling place due to disability or illness may vote from the curb. We anticipate that curbside voting will be utilized by voters who have underlying health conditions, are at high risk for COVID-19, or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.   When you pull up to the curb of the polling place, you will see a sign posted with a number to call in order to reach the poll workers inside. Two poll workers, wearing protective face shields, will bring you a ballot that you may mark inside your vehicle. If you have your own ballpoint pen, wave the pen at the poll workers so they know you do not need a pen. Hold your Voter ID up to your window for the poll workers to check. Crack your window open just enough to receive your ballot from the poll workers. Mark your ballot, fold it, and pass it back to the poll workers through your cracked car window. The poll workers will feed your ballot into the tabulator to be counted. Two poll workers are involved in this process for accountability purposes.