So here’s the deal: If you’re a City of Milwaukee resident and you currently have an absentee ballot, you can still return it to one of five drop boxes throughout the city by April 7. If you’re using the postal service, your ballot must be postmarked by 8 p.m. on April 7.
If you don’t have an absentee ballot (and/or you requested one but it never showed up), you’ll have to vote at one of five voting centers on Tuesday. If you want to protect your health and the health of others and still vote, you’re out of luck. Sorry.
Here’s a super-simple rundown of all the contested races. (Races with one candidate are not included.) It includes statewide, countywide, citywide, and district-specific races, as well as referendum questions. Find out what will be on YOUR ballot HERE.
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES – DEMOCRATIC; PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES – REPUBLICAN
You already know who you’re voting for here, so we won’t bother listing their names.
STATE OF WISCONSIN
CITY OF MILWAUKEE
MILWAUKEE COUNTY BOARD SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 6
Barb Schoenherr (“I have previously run for the Wauwatosa Common Council and lost after a recount by 4 votes.”)
Shawn Rolland (“Will advocate for a fair share of funding for west suburb communities.”)
MILWAUKEE COUNTY BOARD SUPERVISOR DISTRICT 11
Joseph J. Czarnezki (“Wisconsin state representative from 1981 to 1983, a Wisconsin state senator, from 1983 to 1993.”)
Andrew Moriarity (“Teacher, coach, and air national guardsman.”)
MILWAUKEE ALDERPERSON DISTRICT 10
Michael Murphy (i) (member of Common Council since 1989)
MILWAUKEE ALDERPERSON DISTRICT 14
Marina Dimitrijevic (member of Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors since 2004)
Jason Auerbach (“I plan to disrupt our current political landscape by working alongside the people and local business.”)
“Additional rights of crime victims. Shall section 9m of article I of the constitution, which gives certain rights to crime victims, be amended to give crime victims additional rights, to require that the rights of crime victims be protected with equal force to the protections afforded the accused while leaving the federal constitutional rights of the accused intact, and to allow crime victims to enforce their rights in court?”
MILWAUKEE COUNTY NONPARTISAN PROCEDURE FOR PREPARATION OF DISTRICT MAPS REFERENDUM
“Should the Wisconsin Legislature create a nonpartisan procedure for the preparation of Legislative and Congressional district plans and maps?”
MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT REFERENDUM
“Shall the Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee and Washington Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $57 million for the 2020-2021 school year; by an additional $20 million for the 2021-2022 school year; by an additional $7 million for the 2022-2023 school year; and by an additional $3 million (for a total of $87 million) for the 2023-2024 school year and thereafter, for the recurring purposes of sustaining and expanding educational programming?”