Voting in Wisconsin
By the GWAAR Legal Services Team
Submitted by Bethany Schneider, ADRC Elder Benefit Specialist
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 is the national midterm election as well as the election for governor of Wisconsin. Voters may register ahead of time or at the polls. Voters who register or change their address at the polls on Election Day must present proof of residence. Proof of residence may be presented in either a paper or an electronic format (smart phone, tablet, or laptop) and must include the voter’s name and address. Alternatively, you can register ahead of time with your municipal clerk or online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/Register-To-Vote. Note, even if you are pre-registered, you will still need to show your photo identification at the polls.
Voters can request an absentee ballot online, by mail, or in person at your municipal clerk’s office. To request an absentee ballot online, visit: https://myvote.wi.gov/en- us/Vote-Absentee-By-Mail. Once you receive your ballot, it will need a witness signature before you can return it. Your witness should be an adult U.S. citizen and should include their signature and address. Then, you will need to return your ballot by mail or in person. If you send in your completed ballot by mail, it must be received no later than 8 p.m. on election day. The U.S. Postal Service recommends mailing your ballot at least one week before Election Day to ensure it arrives on time. Otherwise, you may drop your absentee ballot off in person at your municipal clerk’s office or at your polling place on Election Day.
For more information on how to vote in Wisconsin, including how to register, find your polling place, and vote absentee, visit: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/