In Wisconsin, 2020 will bring FOUR regularly scheduled elections and TWO special elections (a primary and a general election for US Representative in the 7th Congressional District). It will be an incredibly important and incredibly busy year for Grassroots North Shore. And, we hope, for all of our supporters.
Here's what's coming up:
- Primary for the Partisan Fall election, August 11
- General Partisan Election, November 3
Grassroots North Shore provides information on early (in-person absentee) voting. You can check your own registration and see a sample ballot for each election at myvote.wi.gov.
In these uncertain times, we encourage everyone to request an absentee ballot so you can vote safely and securely from home. All registered voters can request an absentee ballot at myvote.wi.gov. You can find an illustrated, step-by-step guide to using a smart phone to make your request here. Although you can request an absentee ballot as late as August 7 for the primary and October 29 for the general election, it's best to complete the process much earlier to avoid last minute problems.
Once you have requested an absentee ballot, you can track the request at myvote.wi.gov.
Once you have received your ballot, you should complete it and the certification envelope that comes with it as soon as you can. View a video to see how to complete the ballot and certification envelope. The witness signature AND his/her address are required.
When you have voted and sealed your ballot inside the certification envelope, you have two options for returning it: by mailing it or by dropping it off at a specified location. We recommend dropping it off if you can, to avoid overwhelming the postal service and to ensure that your ballot is received by election authorities before 5pm on election day. See the list of drop-off locations for ballots in North Shore communities and for Ozaukee County communities (courtesy of the Ozaukee County Democrats).
This section of the site provides:
- Endorsements of candidates running for state or federal office who are unopposed within the Democratic party and therefore are not facing a primary in August;
- Statements from candidates for state or federal office who are competing in the August primary;
- Contact information and early voting days and times for our North Shore and Ozaukee County communities.