The November election is just four days way, and those hoping to cast their ballot early are running out of time to do so.
Municipalities can offer in-person absentee voting through Sunday, although the last day for many will be today or Saturday. Reid Magney with the Wisconsin Elections Commission says you should contact local municipal clerk, if you want to vote before Tuesday and are unsure about what opportunities are available in your area. Some cities are offering early voting in multiple locations, such as local libraries, while others are only offering the option in the clerk’s office.
For voters mailing their ballots in, Magney notes local clerks must have it in-hand by Election Day and warns using the Post Office at this point may take too long. He says postal officials have said mailing a ballot could take up to a week, so voters should consider bringing it personally to their municipal clerk or taking it to their polling place on Election Day.
Absentee voters should also remember that state law requires them to have a witness sign the envelope containing their ballot. That witness must also write their full address on the envelope, or voters run the risk of their ballot not being accepted.
The election is on November 8th.