About VoteSafe WI
Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. Considering the COVID-19 virus may persist into the fall and the amount of confusion that can occur around holding an election in the middle of a pandemic, VoteSafe WI is working to ensure that voting is safe for both the August primary and November general elections.
Our bipartisan coalition is made up of principled leaders and election experts who want to make sure voters have ballot access in ways both sides of the aisle can agree on — accessible, secure absentee voting and safe in-person voting sites. Wisconsinites should have choices so they can exercise their right to vote without putting their health on the line.
Our mission is to protect the health of every Wisconsin voter by encouraging safe voting options for the 2020 elections. Our coalition of voting experts, elected officials, health care professionals, and community leaders are advocating for the use of accessible, secure absentee ballots and safe, in-person voting sites.
We will also expand voter education around safe voting procedures and the new laws in place, so every Wisconsinite knows the options available to them.
VoteSafe WI is led by Attorney General Josh Kaul and former Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.
Every American has the right to vote safely and securely.
Voting Information for WI
Wisconsin Elections Commission
Wisconsin Voters Information Center – This page will point you to important resources to help you find your polling location, check your voting history, vote absentee, see your ballot, and register to vote.
In Wisconsin you can register to vote through Election Day.
If you are registering to vote for the first time you can click HERE to learn more.
You can also visit MyVote Wisconsin at myvote.wi.gov to either begin the registration process online, or fully register online at least 20 days in advance of an election, the last day to register online for the August 11 primary is July 22. The full registration process will open again on August 12, after the primary election held on August 11. Additionally, any individual may register in-person at your local municipal clerk’s office, or at the polling place on Election Day.
Any qualified elector (U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, who has resided in the district in which he or she intends to vote for at least 10 days) who registers to vote is eligible to request an absentee ballot. Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee. Any voter who prefers to vote absentee may request a ballot. Individuals have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote. To mail in a request, click HERE, or visit myvote.wi.gov to search your registration and request an absentee ballot.
All applications must be received by the clerk no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be SENT to the requestor. This means, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 for the August Primary, and Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 for the November General Election. You will also need to provide a copy of your acceptable photo ID with a request. If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, a photo ID must accompany the first application by mail. More information about photo ID can be found at http://bringit.wi.gov/.