Wisconsin Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodBy mail, in person, and online. No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineTwenty-eight (28) days prior to electionNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Same DayAllowedNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse requiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoNo Changes SB204 -Sec 6.86(2m)

VETOED BY GOVERNOR

Bars the affirmative sending out of absentee ballots.
Deadline5:00 PM the Thursday before election day. No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDNot requiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxNot mentioned in statutes. No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return DeadlineMust be postmarked by election day and be received by municipal clerk no later than 4:00 PM on the Friday after the election. No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNot mentioned in statutesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyNot mentioned in statutesNo ChangesSB 203 Sec. 3

VETOED BY GOVERNOR


Requires third parties delivering absentee ballots be designated in writing by the voter, and limits the number of ballots third parties can return to 2.
Paid Political OperativesNot mentioned in statutesNo ChangesSB 203 Sec. 3

VETOED BY GOVERNOR


Prohibits compensation to third parties delivering absentee ballots.

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationNoNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNot requiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other-- SB204 - Section 6

VETOED BY GOVERNOR

Requires copy of ID for all absentee ballots.
Cure ProcessNo Wisconsin cure processNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other OptionsIf photo ID is not presented, voters are provided a provisional ballot. No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Provisional BallotsMay be cured by the Friday after election. No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours7:00 AM to 8:00 PMNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNot mentioned No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Electioneering100 FeetNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Other--SB210 Sec. 3d

VETOED BY GOVERNOR


Establishes an observation area for election observers not more than 3 feet from a table where ballots are processed.

SB292

VETOED BY GOVERNOR


Requires municipalities broadcasting live canvassing proceedings to record the broadcast and retain the recording.

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyContinuousNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalDeath, moving, convicted of a felony. No ChangesNo Legislative Activity

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Wisconsin governor vetoes GOP bills to restrict absentees

August 10, 2021

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a series of bills Tuesday passed by the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature that would have imposed new restrictions on absentee ballots in the key battleground state.

The Democrat also said two Wisconsin counties should not comply with subpoenas to turn over ballots and voting equipment as part of an investigation being led by the Republican head of the Assembly elections committee.

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