Absentee ballot encouragement from current, former Wisconsin Attorney Generals

Ballots can be requested on the MyVoteWI website

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) – Ahead of November’s election a new effort is underway to encourage the use of absentee ballots in Wisconsin.

Attorney General Josh Kaul along with former AG J.B. Van Hollen are launching the ‘Absentee Ballot Flattening the Curve’ COVID effort.

The effort follows a ruling by the state’s supreme court to allow ballots to be mailed by Thursday.

Van Hollen says that after some people in the state didn’t have their votes counted earlier this year being proactive will help make sure your vote is counted.

“It’s really important that you make sure that you mail them back early enough that wouldn’t be an issue even if there is a problem with the postal service,” said former Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

Absentee ballots can be requested on MyVoteWI.gov.

Ballots can be requested through October 29th.

They must be received by a clerk by the end of election day November 3rd.