The right to vote is sacred to our democracy. It is incredibly important that each and every eligible voter uses their voice to vote. There are various different ways to vote, and I want each of you to be empowered with information to vote safely and effectively.
Starting tomorrow, October 20th, Wisconsin voters can vote early! There are various early voting locations throughout the city of Milwaukee, and a full list can be found here. Please note the hours that each location is open, as the hours differ by location. You can also register to vote at these early voting locations in Milwaukee or contact your municipal clerk’s office. You will not be able to register to vote between Saturday, October 31st through Monday, November 2nd, but you will be able to register at the polls on Election Day.
The most common way to vote is in-person on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd. If you are not registered to vote by October 14th, you can register at your polling place (early voting or on Election Day), City Hall, or your municipal clerk’s office. Make sure that if you vote on Election Day, you stay in line. As long as you are waiting in line by the time the polls close at 8 pm, you can vote.
If you choose to vote in-person, please make sure you wear a mask and practice social distancing.
If you do not want to wait in line on November 3rd, or might not be able to make it due to work or other reasons, you can still vote absentee. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 29th. However, you should request your absentee ballot as soon as possible, in order to ensure that you receive your ballot in a timely manner. Once you receive your ballot, fill it out and get a witness to sign the envelope. The ballot will be counted as long as it is received by November 3rd at 8 pm. You can also drop your ballot off at these designated locations around Milwaukee, which are open 24/7 and open until 8 pm on Election Day.
If you need any additional information, myvote.wi.gov will have all the information you need to make sure you vote safely, and that your vote is counted.