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Voting News from the Disability Vote Coalition

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

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August 9, 2022 Election Update and Resources

The primary election is August 9th. Act now to make your plan to vote:

August 9th Primary Lunch and Learn Webinar, June 29 at 11:30 AM

Join the Disability Vote Coalition June 29 at 11:30 AM on Zoom to hear why the August 9th primary matters, and how to prepare. We will discuss what’s on the ballot, important deadline, voter registration, voting by mail, and voter rights and accommodations.

Voting by Mail

Voters who wish to vote by mail (absentee voting) should request, complete and return their ballot as soon as possible.
  • If you are a registered voter, you may request absentee ballots for the year at MyVote Wisconsin: Vote Absentee By Mail (wi.gov). Don’t delay – make your request today!
  • Clerks will mail absentee ballots beginning on June 23rd. Follow the directions carefully to make sure your vote counts.
  • If a voter always needs to vote absentee due to disability, age, illness, or infirmity, they may certify that they are an indefinitely confined voter on their absentee ballot request. They will have their ballot mailed to them for each election until they don’t return a ballot. Note: Any voter may request absentee ballots for the year.
  • Questions? Contact your municipal clerk or contact the DRW Voter Hotline at 844-347-8683 / email info@disabilityvote.org

What’s on the Ballot in August?

The August 9th election is a partisan primary. You can only vote in ONE PARTY during a Partisan Primary.

When you complete your ballot, you must choose a political party. You may only vote for candidates for that party. You do not need to be a member of a political party. There may not be a candidate from your party for every position, but you can always write in a candidate of your choice.

What’s on your ballot depends on where you live and the party you select. Your ballot may include candidates for the following offices:
  • Federal offices up for election are U.S. Senate and Representative to Congress.
  • State offices up for election are Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, State Senator (odd-numbered districts), and State Representative.
  • County Offices of Sheriff, Clerk of Circuit Court and Coroner (where applicable)
Later this month, you can view your ballot online at My Vote Wisconsin: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/Whats-On-My-Ballot

Help Rev Up the Disability Vote

Help support voters with disabilities by sharing Disability Vote Coalition materials. Our materials are free and many can be printed from our website. Find a list of our materials at this link: Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition Products

Share our postcards and posters to increase awareness of the 2022 elections. They include 2022 elections dates, voter registration info, and where to call for help.
Print or order copies of our Make Your Plan to Vote 2022 Fact Sheet. Send your request to info@disabilityvote.org

Photo ID for Voting

Wisconsin requires a Photo ID to vote. If you don’t have a driver’s license or other valid Photo ID, you can get a Wisconsin State ID card for free at any Wisconsin DMV location. Questions? Help is available.
  • DMV voter ID hotline: 844-588-1069
  • DRW Voter Hotline: 844-347-8683
  • Call or text the Voter Helpline at: 608-285-2141

Know Your Rights

People with disabilities have the right to have an equal opportunity to vote, and to access disability related accommodations, if needed. Some of the most widely used accommodations are curbside voting, receiving assistance with marking a ballot, and use of accessible voting machines. If you need assistance, ask for a disability related accommodation. If you have a question about your voting rights, contact the DRW Voter Hotline at 844-347-8683 or email us at info@disabilityvote.org.
See our fact sheet and video:

Guardianship and Voting Rights

In Wisconsin, a person under guardianship retains the right to vote unless the court expressly removes it. If an individual is under guardianship and unsure of their right to vote, the Court’s decision is recorded on a court form called “A Determination and Order on Petition for Guardianship Due to Incompetency.” A person who has a guardian and has lost the right to vote may petition the court to restore their right to vote.

Questions? Check out our materials or call the DRW Voter Hotline: 844-347-8683.


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