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(639 posts)
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 05:20 AM Aug 2020

Nov 3 Vote Guide- Register & Mail Voting

OK, here's the new deadlines to; register to vote and/or get an absentee/mail ballot, in WIsconsin.

The GOP wrote the election laws and has made sure that even typos can be considered an attempt at fraud, which is a felony in Wisconsin.
Here's some major things to remember when registering to vote:
1) Your postal mailing address may not be your residence municipality, so check your address online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
2) You name must match what is on your WI Driver's License/State ID, be precise and double check everything.
3) If in doubt, go to myvotewi.gov and put your home address in to find you municipal clerk...then call them. Do not wait until Nov 1st to get started.

Ok, so here is the deadline dates, downloadable registration form, and
Voter Registration Deadlines:

October 14, 2020 - To register to vote online (by 11:59pm) or by-mail (postmarked).
October 30, 2020 at 5pm - To register to vote, in person, at your clerk's office or other designated location.
You can register at your polling place on Election Day (November 3, 2020).

This link is for the fillable Registration Form that you can fill in, on a computer/smartphone.

Absentee Vote-By-Mail Deadlines: You must first be registered to vote to apply for an absentee ballot.

October 29, 2020 at 5pm - The deadline to request an absentee ballot by-mail for regular and overseas voters.
October 30, 2020 at 5pm - The deadline to request an absentee ballot by-mail for indefinitely confined voters and military voters (not on active duty).
Please request your absentee ballot as soon as possible by visiting myvote.wi.gov.

(This link is a PDF of every municipal clerk in the entire state of WIsconsin - all 1850 of them!
Listed alphabetically by County, with municipalities. There are over 400 pages in the PDF listing. Current to Aug 7, 2020.

Good Luck Everyone and please share this with new voters, younger voters and new WIsconsin residents.
Let's take back our state from the worst gerrymandered state in America and fix the mess the GOP created.
Be safe and Be Confident.

Nov 3 Vote Guide- Register & Mail Voting (Original Post) SmartVoter22 Aug 2020 OP
K&R! SheltieLover Aug 2020 #1
Great information. Callalily Aug 2020 #2
At least we can tell if our ballot is counted. SmartVoter22 Aug 2020 #4
Great post! I would also add that you have to have a copy of your ID Luciferous Aug 2020 #3
Yes, but do not wait... Do it ASAP SmartVoter22 Aug 2020 #5


(14,582 posts)
2. Great information.
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 06:18 AM
Aug 2020

My absentee request has been approved.

Here is a caveat on the front page of My Vote Wisconsin:

Absentee ballot tracking information will only display up to Election Day for each election. Please use My Voter Info to check the My Voting Activity section and verify your participation for the 2020 Partisan Primary. Clerks have begun recording election participation, but it may up take to 30 days for this process to be completed.


(639 posts)
4. At least we can tell if our ballot is counted.
Sat Aug 22, 2020, 02:30 PM
Aug 2020

I always check the myvotewi.gov website.
Before and after every election.

Glad to see you are doing the same.


(5,950 posts)
3. Great post! I would also add that you have to have a copy of your ID
Fri Aug 21, 2020, 08:22 AM
Aug 2020

on file with the clerk's office to vote absentee, so you either have to scan and send a copy or stop by the clerk's office. You can also get a free ID for voting at the DMV.


(639 posts)
5. Yes, but do not wait... Do it ASAP
Sat Aug 22, 2020, 02:32 PM
Aug 2020

It will take time at the DMV. It is not a 5 min McDonalds drive thru experience.
It may take a couple of hours.

Remebmer to ask for ALL ELECTIONS IN THE YEAR.
You may have to apply every year. Wisconsin has elections every year, either two- in odd numbered years for local offices or four-in even numbered years which include a fall federal election.

Thanks for the reminder.

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