Voter Registration Deadlines for the May 12 Congressional District 7 Special Election
Voters can register in the following ways. All voters must provide a Proof of Residence document when registering to vote by mail, in-person in the clerk’s office, or at the polls on Election Day.
May 8, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Register in Your Municipal Clerk’s Office- Voters may register in-person in their municipal clerk’s office during the clerk’s business hours until 5:00 p.m. on May 8, 2020. Find your Municipal Clerk’s Contact Information here.
May 12, 2020 from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Register to Vote at Your Polling Place- Voters can register to vote at their polling place on Election Day, May 12, 2020. Find your Polling Place here.
Absentee Voting Deadlines for the May 12, 2020 Congressional District 7 Special Election
All voters in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for any reason. Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot. Voters may request their absentee ballot in writing. To request an absentee ballot on MyVote.wi.gov click here. You must provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request, more information on photo ID can be found here.
May 7, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot - Regular and Permanent Overseas Voters- If you are a regular or a Permanent Overseas Voter, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2020.
May 8, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot-Indefinitely Confined - If you are indefinitely confined, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 8, 2020.
Possibly though May 10, 2020 - Deadline for In-Person Absentee - Voters can possibly request and vote an absentee ballot in-person in their municipal clerk’s office through May 10, 2020. Office hours vary by municipality. Some municipal offices may not offer additional in-person absentee hours. Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours.
May 12, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline for Hospitalized Voters - Voters who are in a hospital may request a ballot be brought to them by an appointed agent if they are hospitalized in the 7 days preceding the election. Hospitalized electors may request an absentee ballot between May 5, 2020 and May 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
May 12, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot-Military - If you are a voter in the military, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 11, 2020.
May 12, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m. - Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot – You must return your absentee ballot by mail or delivery to your municipal clerk, your polling place, or a local dropbox established by your clerk (if available). Your ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8:00 p.m on May 12, 2020.
This was the only Polk County Board race that originally began with a three-candidate primary in February, with Lisa Doerr and Steven Warndahl facing off in the contest for the District 3 seat currently held by Polk County Board Chair Dean Johansen, who chose not to seek reelection.
Incumbent supervisor Larry Jepson chose not to seek reelection, and had interest from two parties, including former county supervisor Tom Magnafici, who was on the ballot against Amy Middleton.