MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - In-person voting for Wisconsin's presidential primary election will go on as scheduled Tuesday after the Wisconsin Supreme Court blocked an executive order by Gov. Tony Evers that would've suspended the election until June.
Photos of one of the barriers, to be used to stop the spread of the coronavirus between poll workers and voters during the April 7 election in Madison. (Source: City of Madison)
The governor says he issued the order out of concerns about people gathering at polling places during the coronavirus outbreak.
The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a District Court's ruling that absentee voting could be extended until April 13. Voters who intend to return their absentee ballot to a clerk's office or polling place must do so by 8 p.m. Tuesday.
If mailing your absentee ballot Tuesday, it must be postmarked April 7 and received by the clerk by 4 p.m. on April 13.
Polls close at 8 p.m.
Results will be released April 13.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission shared 10 things to know about Tuesday's election:
1. Voters with absentee ballots must return them or mail them on Election Day.
2. Because of poll worker shortages, your polling place may have changed due to consolidation. Before heading out to vote, please double-check your polling location at myvote.wi.gov. Click “Find My Polling Place.”
3. 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. A 70% alcohol spray solution will be available at most polling places.
4. Things will look different at your polling place. Social distancing and public health related changes have been made to each polling place for this election.
5. Please be patient when voting at the polls. The public health procedures being used will slow down some parts of the process when you have to interact with poll workers.
6. You may be asked to line up outside your polling place or voting area to ensure only a safe number of voters are in the voting area at one time.
7. Social distancing is essential even at your polling place on Election Day. There will be procedures in place to allow for six feet between voters and poll workers to ensure a safe voting experience for everyone.
8. Please keep your face-to-face interactions brief with both poll workers and other voters. We want to limit the risk for everyone in the process on Election Day.
9. If you are ill and still need to vote on Election Day, curbside voting options are available.
10. If you received an absentee ballot, you can return it at your polling place on Election Day if you have not yet returned it to your municipal clerk’s office.
Today is the Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary in WI!— Wisconsin Elections (@WI_Elections) April 7, 2020
Polls open 7am-8pm
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