DANE COUNTY, WI – Because of the COVID-19, voters in Dane County are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.
The Polls will be open at 7669 County Highway PD for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election.
Acting by Wednesday, March 18, is especially important for anyone who needs to register to vote by mail, according to Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell. If your name or address has changed since the last election, you need to register with your current information. You can check your registration status at https://myvote.wi.gov, click on “My Voter Info.”
To summarize the current situation as of today:
- There is no plan to postpone the April election. Polls will be open, but may move.
- To avoid having to register to vote in person, register online by Wednesday midnight at myvote.wi.gov Voters are strongly encouraged to do this online now if needed.
- Voters are strongly encouraged to request a mailed ballot. This can be done at myvote.wi.gov
If you know you are registered but cannot find yourself on the website, you should contact your Clerk John Wright at (608) 807-4466 or Wisconsin Elections Commission, 866-VOTE-WIS (866-868-3947) or 608-261-8005. There may possibly a typo in the spelling of your name or your date of birth.
How to Register to Vote by the Deadline
Wednesday, March 18 is the deadline for electors to register to vote by mail or online for the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election. After this date, electors must register in person in the municipal clerk’s office or at the polling place on Election Day.
According to state law, mailed voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than the third Wednesday before the election. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. the same day.
Online voter registration is available at https://myvote.wi.gov. There are two ways you can register using the website:
- People with a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card whose address is current with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation can complete their online registration immediately. People who need to update their address with DOT can accomplish that online and complete their online registration.
- People without a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card can fill out the voter registration form online, then print it, sign it and mail it to their municipal clerk’s office along with a proof-of residence document. The website has detailed instructions. If you do not have a printer where you are, you can save the completed form as a PDF and make arrangements to have a family member or a friend with a printer, or a copy center, to print it for you.
Voter registration forms that can be printed and filled out by hand are also available here in English: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable
Voter registration forms that can be printed and filled out by hand are also available here in Spanish: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-spanish
Blank voter registration forms are also available at the clerk’s office, 7669 CTH PD, Verona, Wisconsin during these hours: Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.