Right Now is Your Last Chance to Register to Absentee Vote

You have until 5 p.m. today to register to absentee vote.

The Deadline to register for absentee voting for the April 7thelection is today, April 2nd, at 5 p.m., if you want a ballot sent to you. If you’re willing to register in person for an absentee ballot, then you have until tomorrow, April 3rd, at 5 p.m. There have been calls to push this deadline back and even to mandate voting-by-mail for the April 7thelection, but those efforts have not as yet been successful, and today’s deadline still stands.

The April 7thelection has some big races. Notably, the presidential primary, the Wisconsin supreme court justice race, and the Milwaukee mayoral race.

If you want to register to vote absentee, you can do so online at myvote.wi.gov, which is the fastest and simplest option.

You can also register by email. Email absenteeballot@milwaukee.gov with a copy of your photo ID and the following information: your full name, your voting address, the election you’d like a ballot for (or a request for a full year’s worth of absentee ballots), and your ballot delivery preference (your mailing address or email). You can also, instead of providing that information, fill out the Application for Absentee Ballot and attach that to the email.

The third option to request the absentee ballot is faxing. You can fax the Application for Absentee Ballot to 414-286-8445 along with a fax of your photo ID.

The city advises that people requesting a ballot within 10 days of the election (which is you if you’re requesting right now) either visit an in-person absentee voting location or request that the ballot be emailed. Their office must receive the ballot no later than Election Day, so receiving it by email will give you the most time to print it, fill it out, and mail it in.

The city is also offering drive-up early voting at the Zeidler Municipal Building (841 N Broadway) until April 5th (Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)



Archer is the managing editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Some say he is a great warrior and prophet, a man of boundless sight in a world gone blind, a denizen of truth and goodness, a beacon of hope shining bright in this dark world. Others say he smells like cheese.