Some Wisconsin voters looking to find where they vote or what's on their ballot were unable to do so Tuesday morning due to technical issues on a state resource website.
The 'My Vote Wisconsin' website, which offers voters services like the above in addition to checking voter registration status, was unable to produce that information early on Election Day for the 2020 spring primary. An error message posted to the website says the following:
MyVote is currently experiencing issues with our addressing services, which also affects polling place and sample ballot lookup. To find your polling place, please use the VIP Polling Place lookup - https://gttp.votinginfoproject.org/. For questions about sample ballots or other election questions please contact your municipal clerk or the Wisconsin Elections Commission at (608)261-2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several important races are on the ballot in Tuesday's elections, including the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Milwaukee County Executive, and Milwaukee Mayor.
"The Wisconsin Elections Commission provides official polling place data to Get to the Polls, which is run by the Voting Information Project (VIP), a partnership of Democracy Works and the states to provide official information to voters about where to vote and what’s on their ballots where they look for it most—online. Having Get to the Polls as a backup is part of WEC’s contingency plan," Reid Magney, public information officer for the Wisconsin Elections Commission said in a statement. "We provide this information to VIP every election."
For more information on the spring primary, go to TMJ4.com/Vote.