Early in-person voting starts Tuesday, here’s what you need to know


MILWAUKEE Wis. (CBS 58) – Voters can vote by mail in person starting Tuesday, Oct. 24 at one of several early voting locations in Milwaukee.

Early voting kicks off with several major statewide races, including governor and U.S. Senate on the ballot.

Wisconsin voters can register to vote in person at their polling place before casting their ballots. If you need to update your address, you can do so at one of the early voting sites from October 25 to November 5 or on Election Day, November 8.

If you register to vote, you must provide documentation showing the process in which you live in Wisconsin. Examples include a utility bill issued within the last 90 days, bank or credit card statement, current or valid driver’s license or ID, paycheck, or business registration. a vehicle. A complete list of acceptable documents can be found here.

What should I bring?

You must have one of the following IDs to vote;

  • Wisconsin driver’s license
  • Wisconsin identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  • Military ID card
  • American passport

Even if your driver’s license is revoked or suspended, you can still use it as identification to vote. Additionally, an expired passport also works.

If you need a voter’s card, the DVM issues them free of charge.

To see if a card meets the requirements, visit the Wisconsin Election Commission website.

Where can I vote earlier?

There are 14 early voting locations in Milwaukee.

From October 25 to November 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can vote at one of the following locations:

  • Midtown Mall, 5740 W Capitol Dr.
  • Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N Broadway
  • American Serb Hall, 5101 W Oklahoma Ave.
  • Good Hope Library, 7715 W Good Hope Rd.
  • Washington Park Library, 2121 N Sherman Blvd
  • Flores Hall, 2997 S 20th St.
  • Clinton Rose Senior Center, 3045 N Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr.

From Oct. 31 to Nov. 5these additional polling stations will be available on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • East Library, 2320 N Cramer St.
  • Mitchell Street Library, 906 W Historic Mitchell St.
  • Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S Howell Ave.
  • Villard Square Library, 5190 N 35th St.

Bonus slots/hours

Fiserv Forum

Corner of N 6th St & Juneau Ave

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 25, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 4

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5

Social Development Commission (SDC)

1730 northwest ave

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4

UW Milwaukee Student Union

2200 E Kenwood Blvd.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4

A full list of early voting locations can be found here: Early Voting (milwaukee.gov).

If you want to vote on Election Day (November 8), you can find your polling station at www.myvote.wi.gov.

Mail-in ballot/mail-in ballot

If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be mailed to you. A new voter registration application is required each time you move house (even minor changes such as apartments), change your name, or if you haven’t voted in the last four years.

Mail-in ballot requests must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 3. You can complete a postal voting request here.

Mail-In Ballot Return Options

Absentee voters can only return their ballot by mail or to their local clerk’s office after the state Supreme Court rules that drop boxes are illegal in Wisconsin. If you are unable to physically return your mail-in ballot due to a disability, these individuals expect someone else to place their mail-in ballot for them.

It is recommended that voters using USPS to return their ballot give their ballot one week for it to be delivered to their local clerk’s office. Election officials do not recommend placing mail-in ballots after Tuesday, Nov. 1.

You can also return your ballot in person to the Milwaukee Election Commission before October 25 or November 7 and 8. They are located on the 5th floor of City Hall, 200 E Wells St, in room 501.

Voters can also return their ballot directly to the Absentee Processing Center on Election Day, Nov. 8, located in the Central District of Wisconsin between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Voters should drop off at the corner of Vel R Phillips and Wisconsin Ave.


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