Wisconsin voters who don’t want to wait until the April 5 election to cast their ballot can head to the polls starting today.
State Government Accountability Board spokesman Reid Magney says in-person absentee voting is now open in clerk’s offices around the state. It will be available in most areas on weekdays through April 1, and is generally offered during normal business hours. Magney suggests checking with your local clerk before heading out to vote, especially in smaller communities and more rural areas where hours may be more limited.
Magney says voters should remember a government-issued photo ID card is now required in Wisconsin. He says most people will have an ID card that qualifies, such as driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or military ID. Some student IDs are also valid for voting and a bill signed into law by the governor last week will allow veterans ID cards to be used at polling places.
If you have questions about whether an ID is valid, Magney says you can check with the GAB to make sure.
Statewide issues on the ballot include the presidential preference primary and the state Supreme Court race between Justice Rebecca Bradley and Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg.