Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Are You Planning to Vote in Today's Primary Election?

For Release: Tuesday - August 9, 2016

Every election matters! Take the time to cast your ballot in today's partisan primary election.

Polling places throughout Wisconsin open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM.

If you're not sure where your polling place is located or need directions to your polling place, go to MyVote.WI.gov, select "Where Do I Vote?" and then enter your home address. You can also select "What's On My Ballot" to see a sample ballot for your city and ward for today's election.

Remember, in order for your vote to be counted in the August 9th primary, you MUST present one of the forms of photo identification pictured below.

While two recent federal court decisions may have a major, positive impact on the ability of eligible voters to cast a ballot in the November general election and beyond, these court decisions WILL NOT apply to today's primary election.

For additional information on the photo ID you will need to present when casting a ballot, please see the links below.

All Eligible Wisconsin Voters

(Spanish Language version)

Senior Citizens

(Spanish Language version)

College Students

Click here for more on getting ready to vote in 2016!

If you do not have, or cannot find one of the required forms of ID for voting, you can cast a "provisional ballot." However, your provisional ballot will only be counted if you either return to the polling place with an acceptable photo ID before the polls close at 8:00 PM OR you present one of the required forms of photo ID to your municipal clerk by 4:00 PM on Friday, August 12th.

If you are not already registered to vote, you can register today at your polling place. You'll need to present a proof of residence document in order to register (this document can be shown electronically). Go here to see some examples of acceptable proof of residence documents.

Please share this information with family and friends, and be sure to cast your ballot today.

Your vote is your voice. Make it heard!


Jay Heck
608/256-2686 (office)
608/512-9363 (cell)

Common Cause in Wisconsin
152 W. Johnson St., Suite 212
Madison, WI  53703

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