This race is going to be close, and there has never been a more crucial time to make our voices heard. Do you have a plan to vote?
Registering to vote online is by far the quickest and easiest method. You can also fill out a mail-in application, but it will likely take longer to process. In order to vote in the November 3rd election, you must register online or by mail before
Alternatively, you can complete an application at your municipal clerk’s office. If you choose to do so, you’ll need to bring a photo ID with you. A list of acceptable forms of ID can be found here. The deadline to register in-person is October 30th.
Although Wisconsin will offer same-day voter registration at the polls on November 3rd, we recommend registering ahead of time to avoid potential mishaps. You can check the status of your registration here.
Request your ballot
Voting absentee is more popular than ever due to COVID-19, and we want to ensure that you’re able to make your voice heard safely and efficiently. You should have received an application in the mail to request your absentee ballot. If you filled out that form and dropped it in the mail, you’re good to go! You can track the status of your absentee ballot here.
Still, the easiest way to receive your absentee ballot is by completing an online request. Your absentee ballot request must be received by 5:00pm on October 29th. The state has already begun mailing ballots, and the sooner you request yours the better. Don’t cut it close – request your ballot right now if you haven’t already.
Vote on or before Election Day
There are three ways to vote in the general election – absentee, early, or on Election Day. Let’s find out what choice is best for you.
After you’ve requested your absentee ballot, it will take about a week to receive it in the mail. You can track the status of your ballot here. Once you receive it, be sure to fill it out as soon as possible. Here’s a video of Jacob explaining the process of filling out an absentee ballot. You’ll need a witness to sign it when you’re finished. This person can be anyone other than a candidate for office.
There are a few ways to return your absentee ballot and ensure it’s counted. You can mail it or bring it to your municipal clerk’s office, drop it off in a designated ballot box at village or city hall, or even bring it to your polling place on Election Day. If you choose to bring it to your polling place, you must have an ID and do so before the polls close at 8:00pm.
If you requested a ballot but don’t end up returning it, that’s ok! You can always vote in-person – either early or on Election Day.
Early voting runs from October 20th to 30th.
Voting early is a great way to avoid the lines on November 3rd. In order to vote in-person, you must bring an acceptable form of photo ID. Below are the early voting times and locations:
Franklin City Hall
Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Greendale Village Hall
Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Greenfield City Hall
Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Sat, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sun, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Voting on Election Day
The polls will be open on November 3rd from 7:00am to 8:00pm. You can find your polling location here. If you are in line when the polls close at 8:00pm, stay there! You will still be allowed to vote. And of course, don’t forget to bring a photo ID!
If you run into any problems while voting, you can call the Wisconsin Democratic Party’s Voter Assistance Hotline at
If you need a ride to the polls on Election Day or during early voting, reach out to Jacob at
We’ll get you there!