Today is the first day for early voting in the state of Wisconsin
I like early voting. Frankly, I like anything that makes it easier for a person to cast their one, Constitutionally protected vote. With all the changing rules around mail-in ballots, drop boxes and the like, early voting — or in-person absentee voting as it’s often called — is a relative constant.
Show up at your designated location with an ID. Fill out a ballot. Seal it in an envelope. Turn it in. Go on your merry way.
That fairly straightforward process started today, Oct. 25, across the state of Wisconsin and continues through Saturday, Nov. 5. That gives you up to 12 days to cast your ballot and help decide everything from Wisconsin’s governor to your county coroner.
If you live in Milwaukee, there’s a bunch of information about early voting below. But if you’d prefer to get it straight from the source or you live outside the area, you can visit MyVote Wisconsin and enter your address to see what’s happening in your part of the state.
Regardless of where you are, early voting can save a lot of time. Election Day and life in general carry a lot of unknowns, so find a way to vote when it’s easiest for you.
Milwaukee early voting times/locations
The following locations are available every day between now and Saturday, Nov. 5. You can vote weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and weekends between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.:
- Midtown Shopping Center, 5740 W. Capitol Dr.
- Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway
- American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave.
- Good Hope Library, 7715 W. Good Hope Rd.
- Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
- Flores Hall, 2997 S. 20th St.
- Clinton Rose Senior Center, 3045 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Dr.
The following locations are available from Monday, Oct. 31, through Saturday, Nov. 5. You can vote weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and weekends between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.:
- East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St.
- Mitchell Street Library, 906 W. Historic Mitchell St.
- Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave.
- Villard Square Library, 5190 N. 35th St.
In addition, three locations are available during the following times:
- Fiserv Forum — Oct. 25 and 27, Nov. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Social Development Commission, 1730 W. North Ave. — Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
- UW-Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. — Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.