Voting News from the Disability Vote Coalition

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August 11 Election: Vote!

The August 11 election is a partisan primary. You must choose a political party and only vote for candidates within that political party. Voting in more than one party may void your voting choices.

This primary election is for U.S. Representative, even-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, all Wisconsin Assembly seats, and all District Attorneys. See what’s on your ballot at MyVote Wisconsin.

Tips for Voting Absentee

  • If you are voting absentee, complete and return your ballot ASAP. If you are mailing your ballot, the US post office recommends you mail at least one week in advance.
  • If it is less than a week before the election, there are other ways to return your completed absentee ballot. It can be delivered to your municipal clerk’s office, a local dropbox established by your clerk, or to your polling place no later than 8 PM on Election Day. Check with your municipal clerk for the options in your community.
  • Absentee voters must have someone witness their absentee ballot by signing and providing their address on the certificate envelope. Your witness can be any adult U.S. citizen except for a candidate on your ballot. The witness should not view the voter’s choices.
  • Many communities offer in-person absentee voting for the August 11th election. You can also register to vote at this time. To find out about early voting in your community, contact your municipal clerk. Look up your clerk’s contact information on MyVote Wisconsin.
  • Have a question about absentee voting? Check out our Absentee Voting Fact Sheet

Tips for Voting in Person

  • Check your polling place at My Vote Wisconsin. It may have changed.
  • Check My Vote Wisconsin to be sure you are registered at your current address. If not, you will need to bring proof of residence.
  • Bring your photo ID with you, and a black or blue pen to mark your ballot.
  • Wear a mask. If you must get out of your car to vote, practice social distancing, and wash your hands before and after you vote.
  • If you have difficulty entering your polling place due to disability, you may request curbside voting. We recommend that you contact your Municipal Clerk in advance to determine how to access curbside voting.
  • Be prepared to vote: Know your rights! Watch our Know Your Rights video to get the facts! disabilityvote.org/2019/know-your-rights/

Have a voting question or concern?

  • Contact the Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline for assistance. Call DRW at 844-DIS-VOTE / 844-347-8683 or email info@disabilityvote.org. We can also assist you with filing a complaint.
  • If you are a voter with a disability who has experienced an accessibility concern related to voting, report your concern to the Wisconsin Election Commission online or call 866-VOTE-WIS.
  • Stay informed. Sign up at disabilityvote.org to receive our e-newsletter.

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