Voting in the Spring Primary
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:05am
Polling places are open 7:00 am – 8:00 pm for the February 18 Spring Primary Election. Your polling location is based on where you live. Look up your polling place at www.cityofmadison.com/WhereDoIVote or https://MyVote.wi.gov.
To be eligible to vote in this election, you need to be 18 years old or older, a United States citizen, have resided in the district for at least 10 consecutive days, and, if convicted of a felony, have completed all the terms of your sentence, including probation, parole, and/or extended supervision.
Voters who moved within 10 days of the election will only be eligible to vote at the polling location for their previous address.
Voters with multiple residences need to choose one location that they consider their residence for voting purposes. For example, a college student would choose between their campus housing and their parents’ address to determine which address is their residence for voting purposes. Residency in Wisconsin is determined by voter intent and is a personal decision.
Voters who have pre-registered will state their name and address at the poll book, show the poll workers their voter ID, and sign the poll book. The address on the ID does not matter. Voters using a Wisconsin driver license/ID, U.S. passport, or military ID as their voter ID may present an expired ID as long as the expiration date is later than the date of the last November election (Nov. 6, 2018).
Voters who do not have an acceptable voter ID may voter provisionally. Provisional ballots are counted by the Board of Canvassers for voters who get a copy of their ID to the Clerk’s Office by 4:00 pm Friday, Feb. 21. The Dane County Voter ID Coalition can help you obtain a free Wisconsin ID. Their hotline is (608) 285-2141.
Voters who need to register or update their voter registration may do so at the polls, with proof of address. The name and address on the voter’s proof of address document needs to match the name and address on the voter registration form. Proof of address may be electronic or printed on paper, and it could be one of the following types of documents:
- Utility bill issued in the last 90 days (water, gas, electric, phone, cable, or internet)
- Bank statement (bank, credit union, credit card, mortgage statement)
- Current and valid Wisconsin driver license/ID
- Government document (federal, state, county, municipal, tribal, UW, Madison College, or public school)
- Residential lease effective on Election Day
- Certified housing list from UW-Madison or Edgewood College (available at absentee voting sites and at the polls)
- Affidavit from a social service agency providing services to the homeless
- Contract or intake document from a nursing home or residential care facility
Voters with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact the City Clerk’s Office at (608) 266-4601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone may observe the closing of the polls. Election results will be announced at each polling location. The unofficial results will be posted on the County Clerk’s website on election night.
- Maribeth Witzel-Behl, (608) 266-4601, email@example.com