Life is full of uncertainty at the moment. The Wisconsin Elections Commission is recommending that if you want to vote in the April 7 election you should consider voting with an absentee ballot in case you are unable to vote in person or choose not to go to your polling place from health concerns.

There are many different deadlines in the state for registering, voting, etc. for the upcoming year. If you are not registered to vote you may do so online through Monday, March 18 online. If you are registered to vote you may request an absentee ballot for this election by requesting it from your local clerk by 5 PM on April 2. You may also request an absentee ballot online. You will need a photo ID to request an absentee ballot.

Questions about the voting process, where to vote, who is on your ballot, and whether you are registered can be answered at All other questions about elections can be found at the Elections Commission site. 

For those people that live in the City of Eau Claire, In-Person Absentee Voting is taking place as follows:


Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, March 23 – Friday, March 27, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, March 30 – Thursday, April 2, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.** (extended hours**
Friday, April 3, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Eau Claire City Hall, 203 S. Farwell Street. Park in the City Hall lot and follow the signs.

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Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Local Media Consortium, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley

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