Last updated: Nov 02, 2020

Wisconsin

Memos

A final memo collecting information on the laws and policies in Wisconsin on the eve of the election.

Memo / November 02, 2020
Fill 1

These graphs document important trends related to absentee ballots in Wisconsin.

Data / October 27, 2020
Fill 1

Following several challenges in administering its spring presidential primary, Wisconsin held a partisan primary election with greater success in mid-August. This memo provides a review of the state’s electoral infrastructure for both absentee and in-person voting amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

Memo / September 16, 2020
Fill 1

A flurry of action, including a pair of emergency Supreme Court decisions, preceded Wisconsin's April primary. This report examines the logistical challenges and adaptations made by local election officials during the Wisconsin primary. It also details other challenges, including ongoing litigation and proposed legislation, regarding the state’s preparations for elections under pandemic conditions.

Memo / June 30, 2020
Fill 1

This report examines how Wisconsin voters responded to the onset of COVID-19 in their voting behavior. It pays particular attention to turnout, vote mode, and whether in-person voting access and mail ballot acceptance rates differed by race, age, or population density.

Memo / August 06, 2020
Fill 1

Latest Updates

Wisconsin Updates and Election News:

10/30/20 - National Guard Mobilization: Governor Tony Evers announced that approximately 400 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard will mobilize to support the Wisconsin Elections Commission and clerks across the state on Election Day.

9/23/20 - Litigation Update: A federal judge in Wisconsin extended its online and mail-in registration deadline from October 14th to October 21st, and extended the ballot receipt deadline to November 9, so long as ballots are postmarked on or before Election Day. Additionally, a previous requirement mandating that individuals must live in the county in which they want to serve as a poll worker, was lifted.

9/2/20 - Polling Place Locations: To provide large and safe in-person voting locations, Wisconsin is expanding its offerings to include the NBA Milwaukee Bucks' arena Fiserv Forum, the MLB Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park, and a tailgate venue near the NFL Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field.

State Resources