Today Is The Last Day To Register Online or By Mail To Vote In Wisconsin

Here’s the highlights. Check this link to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on additional details for voter registration and voting rules for November 3, 2020.

If you’re planning to vote in this year’s presidential election and prefer to register online or via mail rather than in person, make sure to take action by Wednesday.

After weeks of back and forth over the deadline to register online or by mail as a voter in Wisconsin, a federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that those registration forms must be completed and postmarked by Oct. 14, a week earlier than was allowed in a previous court ruling. 

If you miss that cutoff, Wisconsin still offers options for registering in person through Oct. 30 or at the polls Nov. 3.

Also from the linked article: important dates and deadlines:

Oct. 20: The practical deadline to request an absentee ballot. The Wisconsin Elections Commission recommends that ballots be requested at least 14 days ahead of Election Day to ensure there is enough time for it to make it to the voter and then back to the clerk. The commission said that on average, ballots will need about seven days in each direction. 

Oct. 20: In-person absentee voting begins. Each city, village and town in Wisconsin sets its own hours and dates for in-person absentee voting. To find the hours set by your local clerk, visit

Oct. 27: The Elections Commission recommends all voters planning to send their absentee ballot back via the mail send their ballot back by this day, in order for it to make it back to their municipal clerk. Absentee ballots can also be returned directly to your municipal clerk or via a ballot box in your municipality. 

Oct. 29: Actual deadline to request your absentee ballot. 

Oct. 30: Actual deadline to request your absentee ballot if you are indefinitely confined or a member of the military member not on active duty. 

Nov. 1: Last day to vote in-person absentee at your municipal clerk’s office.

Nov. 3: Polls are open Election Day 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


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