The upcoming primary election is very important for the future of Wisconsin. You will have a chance to vote in primaries for many state legislative offices, and to select the Democratic candidate for Governor. 

But to vote, you need to be registered. The deadline for registering by mail or registering on-line is July 25 - that's this Wednesday. If you are registering by mail, your application needs to be postmarked by the 25th and sent to your municipal clerk. You must include proof of residence with your applicaton to register.

You may register in-person at your municipal clerk's office up to August 10 at 5  PM. To register in person you must also provide proof of residence. 

Lastly - you may also register to vote at your polling place when you go to vote. And yes, you still need proof of residence. 

The rules on proof of residence, etc. can be a little complex, so don't let this go till the last minute - you may end up having to go back home for more documentation. 

If you want to vote absentee, there's still time (assuming you are already registered) and you may request an absentee ballot.  You can request an absentee ballot on-line at . You may also request an absentee ballot from your municipal clerk but must do so by August 9 at 5 PM.  There are some special deadlines if your are permanently confined or serving overseas.  All of the deadlin information is available at .

Early voting is already open and you may vote by visiting your municipal clerk.

Much more info is available on-line at - if you have questions you may get in touch with your municipal clerk or look at the site. 

Happy voting to you all.   You are registered to vote, right??

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Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Local Media Consortium, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley

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