The Wisconsin Elections Commission and the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition highly recommend that people vote absentee for the April 7th election to protect themselves from COVID-19. If you’ve never requested an absentee ballot before you may be a bit unsure of how to do it. This video will take you step by step through the process.
Key takeaways from this video are:
- Make sure you are registered. If you are not, online registration has been extended to March 30th. You can register online at myvote.wi.gov.
- Request your ballot as soon as possible but no later than April 2nd! It is taking a long time for people to receive their ballot after they have made their request because of the sheer volume of requests municipalities are receiving.
- Complete the ballot carefully and double check it before sending it back. Be sure to follow all the instructions. You will need a witness over the age of 18 and who is a U.S. citizen to sign your envelope.
- Mail the ballot back as soon as possible. Ballots must be received by 8 pm on election day. A postmark of April 7th is not enough for your vote to be ballot. The U.S. Postal Service recommends mailing the ballot back at least one week before the election. That means you must request your ballot right away!
- If you don’t have enough time to mail the ballot back, be prepared to drop it off in person.
- If you still need assistance you can get help by calling 844-347-8683 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Additional information and resources can be found at disabilityvote.org/