Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The Polls are Open for the Spring Primary

For release: Tuesday - February 20, 2024

Image: Vote Here sign outside of polling place / Photo: E Grunze

Check to see if you have an Election Today!

School board, alderperson, mayor, judges, town board or city council, county board members - these are elected positions that could be on your ballot today. However, because there is not a statewide contest in the spring primary, not all voters have a primary ballot to cast today, February 20th. You can check if you have any candidates on your ballot today by reviewing your sample ballot on MyVote Wisconsin.

These contests are important because you have the opportunity to narrow the field of candidates for school board seats and other local offices on the April 2nd Spring Election ballot. These school and local government officials represent you and your neighbors – and the decisions they make have a direct and real impact on your local community. So please do not miss this chance to make your voice heard at the ballot box in a big way. Look over the information below to make sure you have what you need to vote in this primary election. Polls in Wisconsin are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

After you’ve checked MyVote to see if you have an election today and you know that you do, see if you are registered to vote at your current address by checking your voter status on MyVote. And, if you’re not registered (or your address or name has changed since you last voted), you can register to vote today at your polling location. Be sure to bring a proof of residence document (hard copy or electronic on your cell phone or tablet) when you vote today.

If you need to find out where to go to cast your ballot, visit the "Find My Polling Place" page on the Wisconsin Election Commission's My Vote Wisconsin website and type in your address.

If you want to see candidate information for those wanting to represent you, check vote411.org.

AND REMEMBER, every voter needs to bring an ID to the polls to vote. Bringit.wi.gov has complete information about what IDs you can use. Students attending any Wisconsin private and public universities, colleges, and technical colleges can see if their IDs can be used to vote at CCWI's student information page.

If you have any questions or have any problems at the polls, call the Election Protection Hotline, 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-886-687-8683).

The year’s elections kick off today! Be ready to vote in each election this year - April 2, August 13, November 5 - by making a plan. Your vote. Your voice. Your right.


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

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

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