Mail-in ballots may be the new voting norm

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Logan Burge, Writer, Editor

Wisconsin’s upcoming April 7th election is dealing with its own set of Coronavirus related problems. 

Many polling locations in the state of Wisconsin are closing due to a shortage of workers and other volunteers. This lack of poll workers in combination with Coronavirus fears may lead to one of the lowest voting turnouts in state history, but for registered voters there is still time to get your mail-in ballot. 

To receive your mail-in ballot, go to and click on the blue circle labeled as absentee voting. At this page, you will be able to search for yourself using your name and date of birth. You will then be notified if you are registered to vote in the state of Wisconsin or not. If you are not registered to vote, please take the time to register now. While it is too late to vote in this primary election, you will be registered for all upcoming elections, including the very important Presidential election this November.  

Once you ensure that you are registered, you can check to see your absentee ballot request. You will need to confirm your home address along with whatever address you would like it to be mailed to. You can then choose to vote by mail in ballot for just this upcoming election, or for all upcoming elections in 2020. I chose the latter option myself, in order to make my life a little easier. The key step in this process will be uploading an image of your Wisconsin ID card. This is a required in order to receive your mail-in ballot. This whole process can be done on a phone, which makes taking and uploading the image even easier.  

Voters have until Thursday, April 2nd at 5pm to apply for a mail-in ballot online. By following the links provided above, this whole process can be completed in less than 10 minutes. So please, make sure you request a mail-in ballot by April 2nd to ensure that your voice is heard in the upcoming primary election.