Wisconsin! Your Voting Info and Deadlines
The 2020 General Election is going to be an important one and we are doing our part to share as much relevant information to help you with early voting. The process to request an early ballot may be a multi-step process depending on your state’s requirements. Stick with it and exercise your right to vote.
- Oct 14 General Election Registration Deadline (By mail or online)
- Oct 29 General Election Vote by Mail Request Deadline
- Nov 3 General Election Registration Deadline (In-person)
- Nov 3 General Election
How to Vote Early in Wisconsin
To vote by mail-in ballot (also known as an absentee ballot), you must first be registered to vote in WI. Register to vote, check your voter registration status, and learn more about voting in Wisconsin here.
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 by absentee ballot may request one. You have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote.
Register to vote/Check your voter registration: https://action.momsrising.org/signup/check_registration_R2V/
Overseas Vote: https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/home.htm
Restore Your Vote: https://campaignlegal.org/restoreyourvote
What is the Electoral College?
An election for president of the United States happens every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The next presidential election will be November 3, 2020.
During the general election, Americans go to their polling place to cast their vote for president. But the tally of those votes—the popular vote—does not determine the winner. Instead, presidential elections use the Electoral College. To win the election, a candidate must receive a majority of electoral votes. In the event no candidate receives a majority, the House of Representatives chooses the president and the Senate chooses the vice president.
*Information from https://www.usa.gov/election