Special Election - Congressional District 7

Special Election - Congressional District 7

Special Election May 12 Congressional District 7 learn more about the candidates at vote411.org
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 7:00am to 8:00pm

This is a Special Election to fill a vacant seat in Congress and is only for those who live in Wisconsin Congressional District 7. You can find out if you're in the district by viewing your voter information here.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend that everyone in the district request their absentee ballot NOW. You can do so at myvote.wi.gov. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Special Election is May 7, but the sooner you make your request, the better. More info on voting absentee is available here.

Learn more about the candidates and what you need to do to get ready by visiting our Voter Information Page.

If you find yourself in a situation where you need to go vote in person on Election Day, below are some tips for you. You can also find more information about voting and COVID19 here.

Tips for Anyone Voting in Person. Please Stay Safe Out There.

  • Review your ballot online before you go to the polls. That will give you a chance to research candidates in advance to minimize the amount of time you have to spend at the polls.
  • Check your polling place and/or call your municipal clerk before you go. Polling places have changed in many communities.
  • Bring your Acceptable Photo ID to vote. 
  • Plan to go during "off-peak" hours - Polls are open 7am-8pm on Election Day. The busiest times are 7am-9am, 11am-1:30pm, and 5pm-7pm.
  • If your polling place is offering drive-through voting, take advantage of it.
  • Consider bringing your own black pen for marking your ballot.
  • If you must leave your car to vote, practice social distancing. Wash your hands before & after you vote. 
  • Be patient and courteous. Election workers are doing their best under difficult circumstances. 
  • Reminder: You have the right to take up to 3 hours of unpaid time off from work to vote. You just need to give your employer at least 24 hours notice and they can pick which hours you take.