There is certainly a lot of uncertainty surrounding Tuesday’s Presidential Primary in Wisconsin. On Monday evening, the Wisconsin Elections Commission helped clear some questions that were surrounding election day.
When Will Polls Be Open:
Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. However, because of the coronavirus, many municipalities have consolidated polling sites to limit the locations for election day. According to WEC, all clerks in Wisconsin are prepared for election day. Also, around 2,500 Wisconsin National Guard members have been assigned to various locations at all 72 Wisconsin counties around the state to assist in election day. There are approximately 500 National Guard members who are in reserve, waiting to be assigned to a polling place if a problem arises. Wash your hands before heading to your polling place on Election Day. Hand hygiene is essential for a safe voting experience for everyone at the polls. Also, wash or sanitize your hands again when arriving at your polling place and before voting. If you are ill and still need to vote on Election Day, curbside voting options are available.
If you have requested an absentee ballot and did not receive it in the mail by Tuesday, April 7th, you will now have to cast your ballot at your polling location. If you do have a ballot but haven’t mailed it out, you will need to make sure it has a postmark of April 7. Any ballot that is received to your local clerk by Monday, April 13 at 4:00 p.m. with an April 7 postmark or earlier will be counted. If you mail out a ballot after April 7, it will not count. Your absentee ballot will also count if you submit it to your clerk by 8:00 p.m. on election day. Ballots postmarked before April 7 but not received by your local clerk until after election day will also count.
When Will Results Be Released:
After 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 13 clerks can tally up votes and release
results. No preliminary results will be released at any time before Monday, April 13. No results will be made available on election day.