In Wisconsin, 2021 will bring only TWO regularly scheduled elections – a primary for nonpartisan elections on February 16 and a general election on April 6, 2021. The only statewide election will be for Superintendent of Instruction.
You can check your own registration, request an absentee ballot, and see a sample ballot for each election at myvote.wi.gov. Grassroots North Shore will provide information on early (in-person absentee) voting for both the primary and the general elections when it becomes available.
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.
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 full 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:
- Offices to be filled in the April 6 elections;
- Endorsements of candidates running for state or federal office who are unopposed within the Democratic party and therefore are not facing a primary in February;
- Statements from candidates for state or county office who are competing in the February primary;
- Contact information and early voting days and times for our North Shore and Ozaukee County communities.