The day of decision is finally here! Election Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8th! Defend democracy and free and fair elections in Wisconsin and your critically important role in it by casting your ballot. Your vote is your voice, and your voice matters. So, if you haven’t yet cast your ballot by absentee voting, then here’s what you need to know about voting tomorrow.

The Wisconsin Election Commission released this guidance for all voters: WEC Offers Election Day Reminders for November 8.

If you have a mailed absentee ballot that was sent to you and you have not returned it yet, be sure to hand return your completed ballot TODAY. Do NOT mail it. All ballots need to be received no later than 8:00 PM on Election Day. Your clerk and myvote.wi.gov will have information about where you can return your ballot. Don’t forget: The ballot envelope needs a witness signature and the complete address of the witness. 

You can track your ballot through the official ballot tracker on MyVote. Don’t see that your ballot was received? Contact your clerk for further information.

Read the information below so you are prepared when you show up to vote at your polling location tomorrow (Find your polling place). Polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM across the state.

Registration:

You can register to vote on Election Day at your voting location. Being registered to vote means being registered at your current address. You need to have resided at your current address for at least 28 days prior to Election Day in order to register to vote in that election district or ward. You’ll need to bring a proof of residence document to complete your registration (this document can be shown electronically – like on your phone or tablet).

Photo ID:

You are required to show a specified photo ID before you vote. If you have a Wisconsin driver’s license or ID card, then you’re all set. Other specified forms of ID work too, and it’s smart to check the official list of acceptable IDs at https://bringit.wi.gov to make sure you have what you need.

What if you don’t have an acceptable ID to vote tomorrow? You can ask for AND vote with a provisional ballot. But, for your ballot to be counted, you MUST either come back to your polling place with an acceptable form of ID before it closes at 8:00 PM on Election Day OR bring your ID to your municipal clerk’s office by 4:00 PM the Friday after the election (Friday, November 11th). If you don’t have an acceptable ID for voting and need help getting one, contact the VoteRiders for assistance: online at VoteRiders or at 844-338-8743 (call or text).

Need a Ride to Your Polling Location to Vote?

Souls to the Polls is offering free round trip rides to the polls in Milwaukee. Call their hotline 414-742-1060. You can call now to schedule your ride ahead of time or on Election Day.

Disability Rights Wisconsin has compiled a list of agencies and counties that provide transportation for voting, with a focus on those who serve people with disabilities and older adults, including accessible transportation across the state. Many require advance notice. https://disabilityvote.org/rides-to-polls/

Student Voters:

Students attending a public or private university, college, or technical school in Wisconsin can find information about how to vote from the CC/WI webpage: Three Things College Students Need to Vote in Wisconsin.

Know what’s on your ballot: 

Take a look at your official ballot through MyVote before you cast your vote. Find out what offices are being elected, who is running for those offices, and important ballot referenda. Be sure to check the back of your ballot! Your voice is amplified the more local the election. So be sure to vote on everything down the ballot.

Get to know who wants to represent you and which candidate best represents your values before you vote. Find candidate and ballot information from Vote411 and Wisconsin Vote.

Have questions or need some assistance?

Beyond the resources of your municipal clerk, help is just a call, text, or email away!

  • Call or text the WI Voter Helpline at 608-285-2141 and you will be connected to a nonpartisan person who can help answer all your questions. You can also request services such as getting assistance at the DMV to get an ID to vote or having someone witness your absentee ballot.
  • Voters with disabilities have the right to an accessible polling place, including using an accessible voting machine, getting assistance marking a ballot, and using curbside voting. Call the Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline for assistance: 1-844-347-8683. Or email: info@disabilityvote.org. Additional online resources are also at the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition website.
  • Call or text Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) for support from nonpartisan election protection volunteers with questions or to report problems.

Do your part to preserve democracy and ensure that your voice is heard and your vote matters and is counted. Go Vote! Elections in Wisconsin are often very closely contested and each and every vote can and does make a difference.

Please vote.

Make Wisconsin’s state motto your mantra today: Forward!

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