Important Updates For Students For April 7 Spring Election

Changes are ongoing as it relates to the April 7 election. Please check the City of Milwaukee Election Commission website and Wisconsin Election Commission website for the most up-to-date deadlines, hours and locations.

The following message comes from Neil Albrecht, Executive Director of the City of Milwaukee Election Commission dated March 13, 2020

We are aware that many of Milwaukee’s and Wisconsin’s colleges and universities are adjusting student schedules in order to address concerns related to the Coronavirus or COVID-19.  We would like to acknowledge that changes to student schedules can also impact how and when students will vote in the upcoming April 7 Spring Election.  Subsequently, we wanted to provide you with the following information with the hope that you can communicate this information to your respective students:

Update on voting in the April 7 presidential primary

Students have the opportunity to vote in their home community OR where they are attending school.  If it is your intent to vote as a Milwaukee, Wisconsin resident in the April 7 Presidential Preference, you may want to consider the various impacts of COVID-19 when setting your voting plan for April 7.

If it is your intent to vote from Milwaukee, but you are not yet registered at your Milwaukee address:

  • If you have a Wisconsin drivers’ license or DMV-issued ID, you can register at myvote.wi.gov up until Wednesday, March 30, the close of registration
  • If you do not have a WI DL or DMV-ID, you can register by mail.  Mailed registrations must be postmarked by March 30
  • You can register and vote at any early voting location
  • You can register at your voting site on Election Day

If you will be in Milwaukee on April 7 and would like to vote at your voting site,

  • You can go to myvote.wi.gov to identify your voting site

If you are away from Milwaukee, but still intend to vote as a Milwaukee resident,

  • If you are already registered to vote at your current Milwaukee address, you can request an absentee ballot be mailed to you at myvote.wi.gov.  Submit your request as quickly as possible to allow time for mail delivery and return.

The world of registering, proof of residence and Wisconsin’s photo ID requirement can be complicated, especially for out-of-state students.  Please feel free to review our website for additional information and feel free to contact the Milwaukee Election Commission if you have questions.  You can call 414-286-3491 or email nalbrec@milwaukee.gov, or contact appropriate staff at your school.