Wisconsin online voter registration extended to March 30

A federal judge has ordered that the deadline to register online to vote ahead of the Wisconsin presidential preference primary in April be extended to March 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. District Court Judge William Conley issued the ruling on Friday night, two days after the initial deadline for Wisconsin voters to register online to cast ballots for the April 7 primary. Conley ruled that the state must open online registration again “because of disruptions to daily lives caused by the COVID-19 outbreak,” according to The Associated Press.

On its website on Monday, the Wisconsin Elections Commission said it was working to reinstate online registration.

You must be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is April 2, though the Elections Commission is urging anyone planning to vote to request one be mailed to them as soon as possible at the My Vote Wisconsin website.

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