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Officials remind voters of requirement changes ahead of Election Day

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Posted at 10:12 PM, Apr 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-04 23:12:38-04

As Election Day approaches, election officials are reminding voters that some requirements have changed since the last election.

The highly contested drop boxes across the state will not be used for the Spring Election. Absentee ballots must be in the clerks hand before 8 p.m. on election night.

That means if you haven’t mailed your ballot yet, don’t. They won’t make it in time.

“Do not place your ballot in the mail today, because again, it must be received by tomorrow on Election Day, not postmarked” says Milwaukee County Elections Director Julietta Henry.

In Milwaukee County alone, 62,592 absentee ballots were mailed out. As of Monday, 68% or 42,857 had been returned. Any outstanding ballots will have to be taken to central count facilities in the cities that have them, or to your polling place.

Information on where you can go to drop off your ballot and where you can find your polling place can be found by clicking here.. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.

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Absentee ballots

Thursday, March 31 is the deadline is request an absentee ballot by email, mail, online or fax. If you request a ballot by mail, a photo of an ID can be uploaded.

24-hour unstaffed drop boxes are closed this election to due a court order. Absentee ballots may be returned to any early voting location during voting hours.

Early voting

Early voting has begun and runs through Saturday, April 2. Voter registration including address changes end on Friday, April 1.

Three sites are open for early voting Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on weekends 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • Midtown Center at 5700 W. Capitol Dr.
  • Zablocki Library at 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.
  • Frank Zeidler Municipal Building at 841 N. Broadway - Room 102

There are six other sites where there is early voting, open Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • Bay View Library at 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
  • East Library at 2320 N. Cramer St.
  • Good Hope Library at 7717 W. Good Hope Road
  • Tippecanoe Library at 3912 S. Howell Ave.
  • Villard Square Library at 5190 N. 35th St.
  • Washington Park Library at 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

All nine early voting sites will also provide drive-up curbside ballot drop off on Saturday, March 26, and Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Polls on Election Day

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, April 5. You must bring your photo ID to vote. Find your polling place at myvote.wi.gov

Click here to view the City of Milwaukee's election website.

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