Absentee Voting Tips

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The 2020 Presidential election is happening on November 3rd and polls are open from 7am-8pm. The pandemic has complicated the election process this year; however, and many people are choosing to vote absentee rather than in-person.

While this part of the voting process has been available for quite a while before this year, more people than ever have chosen to utilize it. Below are some things to keep in mind to ensure that your vote counts!

In Wisconsin, a witness need to verify that you completed your ballot and verify this by signing the envelope under your own signature. They also need to include their address. While they do not need to witness your ballot choices, they do need to verify that you started with a blank form.

It is recommended that you use a black or blue ball point pen to mark your ballot choices and avoid using markers or highlighters. Do not wait to mail in your absentee ballot, complete it and get it in the mail ASAP! If you have internet access, you can track the progress of your ballot every step of the way at: myvote.wi.gov.

Have a question on anything related to voting in Wisconsin? Call the Wisconsin Elections Commission at 1-866-VOTE-WIS.