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Next Election:  April 7, 2020 - Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary

The Wisconsin Elections Commission strongly recommends that anyone planning to vote in the April 7 Election request to have an absentee ballot mailed to them.

  • Request an absentee ballot as soon as possible. The deadline is April 2, but do not wait!
  • You must be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot. Online registration for the April 7 election has been extended to March 30.
  • If you are an adult at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 (i.e. over the age of 65 or have a serious underlying medical condition such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, HIV, or in some cases pregnancy), you can bypass the need to upload an ID when requesting an absentee ballot by selecting the box that reads, "I certify that I am indefinitely confined due to age, illness, infirmity or disability and request ballots be sent to me for every election until I am no longer confined or fail to return a ballot." 

2020 Wisconsin Election Dates

  • Spring Primary - February 18, 2020
  • Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary - April 7, 2020
  • Special Election, Congressional District 7 - May 12, 2020
  • Partisan Primary - August 11, 2020
  • General and Presidential Election - November 3, 2020

Voter Resources

  • Voter Registration
  • At Risk Voters
  • What's on my ballot?
  • Wisconsin election security
  • Upcoming elections information
  • Voting in Wisconsin
  • FactCheck.orgThis "nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer advocate" site monitors the factual accuracy of statements from major U.S. political figures. The site is sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
  • League of Women Voters Wisconsin - The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization which works to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League is a grassroots organization, working at the national, state and local levels. The site includes information about contemporary issues such as campaign finance reform, clean air and the Voting Rights Act.
  • OpenSecrets.org - Information from the Federal Election Commission about campaign contributions to Congress, the political parties, and the presidential campaigns - provided by The Center for Responsive Politics.
  • The Polling Report - An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion.
  • Project Vote Smart - Information on political issues, campaigns, and candidates, including voting records for both federal and state officials. Identify your representatives by entering your zip code. As a national library of factual information, Project Vote Smart covers your candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings.

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