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Voting News from the Disability Vote Coalition
The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition (WDVC) is a non-partisan effort to help ensure full participation in the electoral process of voters with disabilities.

Tuesday February 18th Spring Primary election
This is a primary election for Wisconsin State Supreme Court, and other local races such as Circuit Court Judge, County Executive or School Board. Check out our resources on the Wisconsin Supreme Court election here

Get ready to vote on February 18
  • Make sure your voter registration information is current and correct. Voters can confirm their address or update their registration at myvote.wi.gov.
  • Polling places may have changed. Voters can find your polling place here.
  • Voters can view their ballot in advance on the My Vote website
  • Learn about the candidates. One source for unbiased candidate information is VOTE411.org.
  • You must have an acceptable Photo ID to vote. Find out about the ID you can use at bringit.wi.gov/

Have a voting concern or question?
  • Contact the Wisconsin Election Commission Toll-free Voter Help Line at 1-866-VOTE-WIS.
  • For disability related questions, contact the Disability Rights Wisconsin Vote Hotline at 844-DIS-VOTE / 844-347-8683
Voting Fact Sheet for Residential Service Providers
Are you a residential service provider? Our new fact sheet will help you to support your residents in registering to vote and casting their ballot.

Accommodations at the Polling Place
You have the right to request the following accommodations at your polling place:
  • Curbside voting is available if a voter cannot enter the polling place due to a disability on Election Day. Two poll workers will bring a ballot to the individual needing assistance, and conduct voting at their vehicle, or at the polling place entrance. Proof of residence must be provided if a voter is not registered. Proof of identification must be provided.
    • If you need curbside voting, we suggest you call your Municipal Clerk in advance of the election regarding your request. Contact information for municipal clerks is online at elections.wi.gov/clerks/directory
  • The poll worker may ask you to speak your name and address. If a voter is unable to state their name and address, the law allows voters to have poll workers or assistors of their choosing state their name and address on their behalf prior to receiving a ballot. Poll workers or assistors may read the name and address directly from the poll book or the photo ID provided by the voter. Voters can also provide their information in writing to poll workers or assistors.
  • If a voter inside the polling location cannot sign the poll list due to a physical disability, they should inform a poll worker. The poll worker will write “Exempt by order of inspectors” in the signature space on the poll list.
  • An accessible voting machine will be available in every polling place. This machine will allow voters to independently mark the ballot. These machines will be set up to allow voters who use a wheelchair to reach the controls, and have an audio ballot-marking option for voters with visual impairment.
  • If a voter needs help marking the ballot, he or she may have a person assist them. That person does not need to be qualified to vote. The voter may not receive assistance from an employer or a representative of that voter’s labor organization.
  • Other reasonable accommodations can be requested. Speak to the chief inspector at the polling place or the municipal clerk. Contact information for municipal clerks is online at elections.wi.gov/clerks/directory

Disability Vote Coalition Resources
Our voting fact sheets, videos, and other resources for voters with disabilities and providers are posted on our web site for you to view. You may print our fact sheets or email us to order materials.

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The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is a project of Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities.
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