Wisconsin’s partisan primary election is coming up next week on Tuesday, August 9. Polls are open from 7AM to 8PM.
For today’s show, Wendy Hathaway, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Dane County, gives us the scoop about the ins and outs of voting in Wisconsin.
She and host Carousel Bayrd talk about a wide range of voting topics like early voting, what to do if the candidate you voted for has dropped out, the state supreme court’s ruling on ballot return drop boxes, and basics like how to confirm your polling place (it may have changed since last election!), what documents can be used for proof of residence, and which photo IDs are accepted for voting.
And remember, since this is a partisan primary, voters can choose to vote in the Democrat, Republican, or any other party’s primary but only in one of them. There is a section at the top of the ballot that allows you to select the party in which to vote. More information here.
You can check on your voter registration, verify your polling place, and preview your ballot at myvote.wi.gov.
If you have questions about voting, you can call or text the free nonpartisan Voter Helpline at 608-285-2141.
For more information about disability accommodations for voting, visit disabilityvote.org or call the Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline at 1-844-347-8683.
Cover photo by Janine Robinson on Unsplash
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