We’re officially in the one-week stretch leading up to the 2020 General Election, set for Tuesday, November 3. Fun! Still need to vote in this incredibly-important-no-joke-this-is-the-real-deal-folks election? Here are five things to keep in mind. (As always, MyVote Wisconsin is an invaluable resource and has deadlines, photo ID requirements, polling locations, and even a look at what will be on your ballot.)

YOU CAN STILL VOTE EARLY

Want to get the whole voting thing out of the way early? City of Milwaukee residents can still vote early and in person at any of the following locations. (You can also register to vote at any of these locations any day except October 31 and November 1.)

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends
• Midtown Center (5700 W. Capitol Dr.)
• Zablocki Library (3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.)

7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday – Tuesday; 1 – 7 p.m. Wednesday – Friday; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday – Sunday
• Bay View Library (2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.)
• Cannon Park Pavilion (303 N. 95th St.)
• Clinton Rose Senior Center (3045 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.)
• East Library (2320 N. Cramer St.)
• Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building (841 N. Broadway, Room 102)
• Good Hope Library (7717 W. Good Hope Rd.)
• Mitchell Street Library (906 W. Historic Mitchell St.)
• Tippecanoe Library (3912 S. Howell Ave.)
• Villard Square Library (5190 N. 35th St.)
• Washington Park Library (2121 N. Sherman Blvd.)

10 am. – 3 p.m. weekdays
• University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

DROP BOXES ARE STILL OPEN 24/7

Have an absentee ballot and don’t want to risk dropping it in the mail? (Seriously, don’t risk it.) If you’re a City of Milwaukee resident, you can deposit it in one of these handy drop boxes.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until November 3 at 8 p.m.
• Atkinson Library (1960 W. Atkinson Ave.)
• Bay View Library (2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.)
• Capitol Library (3969 N. 74th St.)
• Center Street Library (2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.)
• Central Library (814 W. Wisconsin Ave.)
• City Hall Complex (200 E. Wells St., on east side of Market St.)
• East Library (2320 N. Cramer St.)
• Election Commission Warehouse (1901 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.)
• Good Hope Library (7715 W. Good Hope Rd.)
• Martin Luther King Library (310 W. Locust St.)
• Mitchell Street Library (906 W. Historic Mitchell St.)
• Tippecanoe Library (3912 S. Howell Ave.)
• Villard Square Library (5190 N. 35th St.)
• Washington Park Library (2121 N. Sherman Blvd.)
• Zablocki Library (3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.)

SERIOUSLY, USE A DROP BOX IF YOU HAVE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, BECAUSE ANY BALLOT RECEIVED AFTER 8 P.M. ON ELECTION DAY WON’T COUNT, EVEN IF IT’S POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY

What the title said. There’s no extended counting deadline this time around. Use a drop box!

YOU CAN STILL VOTE (AND REGISTER TO VOTE) IN PERSON ON ELECTION DAY

Want to vote in person? Still need to register to vote? If you’re a City of Milwaukee resident, you can do both on Election Day. Find your polling place HERE.

AND OH YEAH, YOU CAN STILL VOTE IN PERSON ON ELECTION DAY EVEN IF YOU HAVE AN UNRETURNED ABSENTEE BALLOT

Do you have an unreturned absentee ballot but you’ve changed your mind about the whole “voting by mail/drop box” thing? Want to experience the thrill of voting firsthand? You can simply take your unreturned ballot to your polling place, and a poll worker will tear it up for you. Or, you can do it yourself wherever your heart desires. As long as you haven’t returned the thing, you’re cool. Cool? Cool! Vote!

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