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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Yard Signs/Voting

The April 7 spring election has NOT been postponed as of today. As you know, there is an important election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.


Get and display a Judge Jill Karofsky Yard Sign. Complete the yard sign order form at https://forms.gle/tQrpKtDBh9sHRpVy6.

Signs will be delivered between March 20 and March 24.
If you haven't yet requested your ABSENTEE BALLOT for the April 7 election, please DO IT NOW!! Visit myvote.wi.gov and click on VOTE ABSENTEE. You may need to upload a copy of your PROOF OF RESIDENCE when you request the ballot. 

If you need to register or update your voter registration (new address, new name), you must go to the clerk's office. Starting on Monday, March 23, you may vote absentee in person at the clerk's office. Some other places have already started "early" voting in clerks' offices. Contact your municipal clerk for info.

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin and the Democratic National Committee (which insisted that residents of IL, FL, and AZ go and vote even though health officials are pleading with people to stay home and is threatening states that postpone their primaries with loss of delegates) have sued the Wisconsin Elections Commission to expand the ability of state residents to vote online by waiving voter ID and residence proof requirements, pushing back the deadline for online registration (it ended yesterday), and expanding the time for voters to get and return ballots. 
Don't wait. Request your ballot now. When it comes, you will need to have a witness sign your envelope. Then mail it back quickly - by March 31 if possible. Read more about voting absentee here

The City of Madison Municipal Clerk notes these major reasons absentee ballots are rejected: Don't let this happen to you!
  • Voter has not signed absentee certificate envelope.
  • Voter has not had a witness sign the absentee certificate envelope
  • Witness did not write address on absentee certificate envelope (street number, street name, municipality)
  • Ballot has not been received by Election Day.
  • Voter has not registered to vote at their current address.
  • Voter has not sealed the absentee certificate envelope.
  • Voter dies before Election Day.



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