MADISON — Absentee ballots are available statewide for the Aug. 14 partisan primary, and many municipalities are now offering in-person absentee voting during regular business hours, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Voters who want to cast an absentee ballot in person should contact their municipal clerk’s office for information about when it is open for in-person absentee voting.
“If your municipal clerk doesn’t have regular hours scheduled, you can make an appointment to vote absentee,” said Meagan Wolfe, the commission’s interim administrator, in a WEC news release.
Voters also can request an absentee ballot by mail by contacting their municipal clerk or by visiting https://myvote.wi.gov. The deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot is Thursday, Aug. 9, but the commission recommends making your request as early as possible to account for possible delays in mail delivery. All absentee ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on election day.
The last legal day for in-person absentee voting is Saturday, Aug. 11, though in many places the last day will be Friday, Aug. 10. Some larger cities, such as Madison and Milwaukee, offer multiple locations, while others offer it only at the clerk’s office.
In the Aug, 14 partisan primary, voters will choose major party nominees for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state treasurer, U.S. senator, representative in congress, state senator and state representative. Voters in some counties could have primaries for sheriff, clerk of circuit court and coroner, as well as local referenda.