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'Utilize another option': Window to vote by mail has ended in Wisconsin

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Posted at 8:04 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 21:04:53-04

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Meagan Wolfe is urging voters to submit absentee ballots off at drop boxes, as the window to successfully submit ballots by mail has closed.

Wolfe said during a press conference Thursday that "with less than seven days until the election, utilize another option than mail."

All absentee ballots must be submitted by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3.

Those ballots can be submitted at a dropbox, or in person.

These are the following deadlines for voting in Wisconsin:

  • Thursday, Oct. 29: The legal deadline for requesting an absentee ballot by mail. This is the last possible date you can request an absentee ballot unless you request it and fill it out in person.
  • Friday, Oct. 29: The final day you can register to vote.
  • Sunday, Nov. 1: The final day municipalities can allow early, in-person voting.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3: Election day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. and voters who are returning an absentee ballot to their polling place must get it there by 8 p.m.

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