With efforts to combat the coronavirus causing widespread disruptions to daily life, we at the ACLU of Wisconsin are committed to continuing to defend your civil liberties and civil rights – and above all, protecting your right to vote.
The April 7th election is right around the corner and it's critical for Wisconsinites to make their voices heard.
In addition to the presidential primary, voters will also decide who will serve on the state's highest court and whether to enact a harmful ballot initiative called Marsy's Law that would undermine protections for the accused.
Our rights are on the ballot – and if you're trying to avoid public spaces, voting by mail has never been easier.
Any Wisconsin voter can vote by mail by requesting an absentee ballot. <[link removed]> Just remember to include a copy of your ID with your application.
Voters have until Wednesday, March 18 to register online with a Wisconsin driver's license or ID card, or by mail with proof of residence. After that you can register in person at an early voting site or on Election Day.
While voters have until 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 to request an absentee ballot once they've registered, don't delay! Request your absentee ballot early to make sure your voice is heard.
Don't forget that the clerk must receive your ballot no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day; just postmarking it that day isn't enough. So mail it in plenty of time to get to the clerk – or drop it off in person.
Learn more about voting absentee in Wisconsin and make sure your voice is heard on April 7. <[link removed]>