Wisconsin heads to the polls once again next week. Depending on your district, there are a number of races on the state’s Aug. 11 partisan primary ballot, including contests for U.S. house seats, state legislative seats and a contested Democratic primary for Milwaukee County’s office of Register of Deeds.
Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the state’s Aug. 11 election.
Where and when can I vote?
You can find your local polling place by visiting myvote.wi.gov. The polls will be open on Aug. 11 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Can I vote early?
The deadline for voting absentee has passed for most (but not all) voters, but you can still vote early. Early voting runs through Aug. 9.
What’s on my ballot?
That varies quite a bit depending on your district. You can preview your ballot here.
Can I register to vote at the polls?
Yes. To do so, bring a Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID or the last four digits of your Social Security number as well as a document proving you live in Wisconsin. You can find a full list of accepted photo IDs here.
When is the general election?
Tuesday, Nov. 3. But if you want to vote absentee — which may be a good idea this fall — you’ll want to remember some key dates: If requesting an absentee ballot by mail, the request must be received by the office of the municipal clerk by no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday, Oct. 29. That is the last day a clerk can mail an absentee ballot. Completed absentee ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3. You can request an absentee ballot here. Clerks recommend that you return completed absentee ballots as soon as you can.
The deadline for registering to vote online or by mail has passed for this years elections, but you can still register to vote in person. You will also be able to register to vote at the polls.
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