Are you ready to vote again, Milwaukee? You should be! On Tuesday, April 7, Milwaukee will go to the polls and vote in the 2020 Spring Election. Ballots will feature a statewide race for Justice of the Supreme Court, a countywide race for Milwaukee County Executive, a citywide race for Milwaukee mayor, neighborhood races for numerous alderpeople, a few referendum questions, and much more. (Here are the results of the 2020 Spring Primary Election—a.k.a. a partial list of your choices for April 7.)
Oh, and there’s a presidential primary thing, too. But we’re all about local here at Milwaukee Record, so we’re pumped for the plethora of local races. We’ll have a super-handy voting guide in a week or so; until then, here are some super-handy voting deadlines, courtesy of the super-handy My Vote Wisconsin. VOTE.
March 18, 2020– Deadline to Register by Mail – Your voter registration form, along with proof of residence must be postmarked to your municipal clerk no later than March 18, 2020. Find your Municipal Clerk’s Contact Information here.
March 18, 2020– Deadline to Register to vote online. – Voters who are able to match their name, date of birth, Wisconsin Driver License or State ID number, and address with the Wisconsin DMV can register to vote online through March 18, 2020.
April 3, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.- Deadline to Register in Your Municipal Clerk’s Office- Voters may register in-person in their municipal clerk’s office during the clerk’s business hours until 5:00 p.m. on April 3, 2020. Find your Municipal Clerk’s Contact Information here.
April 2, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.- Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot- Regular and Permanent Overseas Voters- If you are a regular or a Permanent Overseas Voter, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 2, 2020.
April 3, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.- Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot- Indefinitely Confined- If a voter is indefinitely confined, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 3, 2020.
Possibly though April 5, 2020 –Deadline for In-Person Absentee- Voters can possibly request and vote an absentee ballot in-person in their municipal clerk’s office through April 5, 2020. Office hours vary by municipality. Some municipal offices may not offer additional in-person absentee hours. Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours.
April 7, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.- Deadline for Hospitalized Voters- Voters who are in a hospital may request a ballot be brought to them by an appointed agent if they are hospitalized in the 7 days preceding the election. Hospitalized electors may request an absentee ballot between March 31, 2020 and April 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
April 7, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.- Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot- Military If a voter is in the military then your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 7, 2020.
April 7, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m.- Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot- If you have already received an absentee ballot, you must return your absentee ballot by mail or delivery to your municipal clerk. Your ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, April 7, 2020.