Vote in the August Partisan Primary
The City of Madison has almost 172,000 residents registered and ready to vote in the August 9 Partisan Primary – are you one of them? Voter registration online and by mail closes on Wednesday, July 20 ahead of the Partisan Primary. If you miss this deadline for registering by mail or online, you can still register in the Clerk’s Office, Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm, or at any in-person absentee voting site during its voting hours through Friday, August 5.
Wisconsin is an open primary state. This means you can vote in any party’s primary, but you may only vote in that party’s primary. At the top of the ballot, fill in the bubble next to the party in whose primary you wish to vote. Find that party’s section on the ballot, and only vote in that party’s races.
We work to make absentee voting as accessible as we can here in Madison. The Clerk’s Office has already issued 21,510 absentee ballots by mail, and over 5,000 of those have been returned to be counted. Although drop boxes are locked due to a decision made by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court, there are still many ways to return your absentee ballot. You can place your ballot in the mail (we recommend at least a week before Election Day), return your ballot to the Clerk’s Office, return your ballot to an in-person absentee voting location, or return your ballot to your polling place on Election Day.
You also have the option to vote early in person. In-person absentee (early) voting begins on Tuesday, July 26, and the Clerk’s Office has worked with their many partners to make 32 sites available to City of Madison voters during the two weeks before Election Day.
If you choose to vote in person on August 9, you must vote at your polling place. Polling places are open for voting 7:00am – 8:00pm.
Remember: both absentee and voting on Election Day require you to present an acceptable photo ID under state law.
Make your voice heard! Vote in the Partisan Primary on August 9!