For Release: Tuesday - September 13, 2016
Election day is November 8th – just 56 days from today! But opportunities to cast "early" votes – either by in-person absentee ballot or by mail absentee ballot begin very soon.
As a result of a July 2016 federal court decision, early absentee voting will begin across Wisconsin sooner than has been the case over the last five years. Early voting restrictions now removed include:
- Limiting municipalities to one location (municipal clerk's office) for in-person absentee voting;
- Requirement that in-person absentee voting run no earlier than two weeks before an election, and only take place on weekdays;
- Prohibition on distributing absentee ballots by email or fax.
In order to help Wisconsin voters understand their options in light of these recent changes, CC/WI has created a webpage with information on what Wisconsin voters need to know in order to vote with an early absentee ballot:
Early Absentee Voting in Wisconsin – In-Person or By Mail
The page contains important links and deadlines, and – as with our page on student voting – will be updated regularly with new information as we receive it. So check back often. And make sure everyone you know understands what they need to do in order to vote early – either by in-person absentee ballot or by mail – in the weeks and days leading up to the November 8th election.
Please feel free to share this information widely!
For Voting Information, contact:
Director of Information Services & Outreach
Common Cause in Wisconsin
152 W. Johnson St., Suite 212
Madison, WI 53703
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