WI AFL-CIO Absentee Ballots Must BE Received By Municipal Clerks No Later Than 8:00 PM Nov. 3 Election Day
Posted On: Oct 28, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court has just ruled that if your absentee ballot is not received by your municipal clerk by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, your vote will not count.

If you requested a mail-in absentee ballot, completely fill it out and return your ballot. The best way to ensure your ballot will arrive on time to be counted is to drop your ballot in your local designated absentee ballot drop box or hand-deliver your ballot in-person to your municipal clerk’s office. All absentee mail ballots must be received by municipal clerks by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.

Early in-person voting is underway in Wisconsin until possibly November 1. Check with your municipal clerk for local times and locations. You can register to vote at early voting locations and also at your polling place on Election Day. Download our Absentee and Early Voter Guide if you have any questions about registering to vote or voting early.

We know the race is neck-in-neck in Wisconsin and that every vote will count on Election Day. In 2016, President Trump won our state by just 22,000 votes. Your vote matters. We recommend a vote for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and our endorsed working family candidates down the ballot because of their commitment to prioritize the needs of working families over corporations and the well-connected.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are running on a pro-labor platform and will:

  • Prioritize worker health and safety by fully funding OSHA and increasing the number of workplace inspectors.
  • Utilize the Defense Production Act to get frontline workers needed PPE that is made in America.
  • Build Back Better with real investments in infrastructure, clean energy, and American manufacturing.
  • Raise wages for working people.
  • Expand access to affordable healthcare.
  • Support the passage of the PRO Act which will update labor law to create better opportunities for organizing new unions.
  • Ban so-called “right to work” laws which lower wages and weaken union freedoms.
  • Defend pensions, Social Security and Medicare.

Union members will be calling out the vote every day until polls close. Join our virtual phone bank at wisaflcio.org/mobilize. We will provide a brief training and answer any questions you may have. All you need is a phone and an internet connection. Join our virtual rally at noon on Saturday, October 31. Sign up for the rally and phone bank event at wisaflcio.org/mobilize.

We believe our country works best when we all vote. Wisconsin union members are doing the work to turn out the vote and increase participation in our democracy. Return your ballot, or vote early, or in-person on November 3.

In Solidarity,

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President

Dennis Delie, Secretary-Treasurer

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