Wisconsin Election Law

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Voter Registration

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

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse requiredNo changeNo legislative movement
AutomaticNoNo change SB204 -See 6.86(2m)

WAITING ON SIGNATURE FROM GOVERNOR

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

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 changeNo legislative movement
Limited 3rd PartyNot mentioned in statutesNo changeNo legislative movement
Paid Political OperativesNot mentioned in statutesNo changeNo legislative movement

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo changeNo legislative movement
In PersonYesNo changeNo legislative movement

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationNoNo changeNo legislative movement
Witness StatementNot requiredNo changeNo legislative movement
Other-- SB204 - Section 6

WAITING ON SIGNATURE FROM GOVERNOR

Requires copy of ID for all absentee ballots.
Cure ProcessNo Wisconsin cure processNo changeNo legislative movement

Voter Identification - In Person

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

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours7:00 AM to 8:00 PMNo changeNo legislative movement
Wait TimeNot mentioned No changeNo legislative movement
Electioneering100 FeetNo changeNo legislative movement
Other---

Voter Rolls

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