THREE WAYS TO VOTE IN MILWAUKEE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
1. Absentee / By Mail
2. Early Voting, October 20 – November 1st
3. In-Person on November 3rd
WISCONSIN REQUIRES A PHOTO ID TO VOTE
• Learn about acceptable IDs at www.BringIt.wi.gov.
• Most people use a WI Driver’s License, WI ID Card, US Passport or Military ID.
• The address on your ID does NOT have to be current.
• You can get a Wisconsin State ID card for FREE at the DMV. Call (844) 588-1069.
OPTION 1: ABSENTEE / BY MAIL
Request your absentee ballot online at CommonGround.VoteWisconsin.com
• Any registered voter can request an absentee ballot.
• You will have to upload a photo of your photo ID for voting. Note: if you uploaded your ID in the past, you will not have to do it again. It will say “ID on file.”
• Request your absentee ballot ASAP. We recommend by Oct. 20th. Will you have difficulty getting to the polls due to age, illness, or disability? You will need to identify as “indefinitely confined” when you request your absentee ballot. It does not require permanent or total inability to travel outside of the home. Note: If you are indefinitely confined, you will NOT need to provide a photo ID with your request. When will I receive my absentee ballot?
• Your November ballot will be mailed September 17 or about one week after requesting.
• You can track your absentee ballot at MyVote.WI.gov. Go to “My Voter Info.” à If you have not received your absentee ballot by Sept. 30th or within 10 days of requesting, call 414-286-3491. MAKE IT COUNT! Completing & Returning Your Absentee Ballot
• Use a black pen to fill out your ballot.
• Refold the ballot, place in the special ballot envelope and seal the envelope.
• VOTER MUST SIGN AND DATE ENVELOPE.
• WITNESS MUST SIGN AND WRITE THEIR ADDRESS ON THE ENVELOPE
• Return your completed ballot:
o If you are a city of Milwaukee resident, drop off at any Milwaukee Public Library, City Hall or 1901 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in the outside 24-hour ballot drop box or drop off at any early voting site during voting hours.
o If you are returning your ballot in-person on Election Day, you must drop it off at a drop-box, City Hall, or 501 W. Michigan St. (ballot processing center) by 8pm. DO NOT TAKE ABSENTEE BALLOTS TO POLLING PLACES. What if I lose or make an error marking my ballot?
• Request a replacement ballot by calling (414) 286-3491 or vote in-person at early voting or on Election Day.
OPTION 2: EARLY VOTING October 20 – Nov. 1, M-F 8am - 7pm; Sat. & Sun. 10am - 4pm Milwaukee’s main early voting sites:
• Midtown Center, 5700 W. Capitol Dr.
• Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.
• Additional sites and times, including drive-through voting locations, can be found at www.milwaukee.gov/election.
• You can register at any early voting site through 5pm on October 30th, if you bring proof of address. No voter registration October 31st and November 1st . à You must bring your photo ID
OPTION 3: VOTE IN-PERSON ON NOV. 3rd AT YOUR POLLING PLACE
We encourage you to request an absentee ballot. You do not have to use it. If you don’t use your absentee ballot, you can go to the polls on election day. But if COVID-19 spikes, you will have the option of voting absentee.
• At least 170 polling sites will be open 7am – 8pm
• Find your polling place at MyVote.wi.gov • You can register at your polling place on Election Day, if you bring proof of address. à You must bring your photo ID VOTER REGISTRATION
• You can register:
o online at CommonGround.VoteWisconsin.com through October 14th
o in-person at the clerk’s office or early voting site through 5pm on October 30th o at your polling place on Election Day
• You will need proof of address, such as a WI Driver’s License or WI ID Card, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, lease, tax bill, or government document (paper copy or digital version).
• If you have moved, you need to re-register at your current address.
Questions? Need help?
Call Britt Bermingham at 414-502-7441