Your options for voting in 2020

Election time is just around the corner, and we know you want to make your voice heard! In these ever-changing times, however, more options for voting have emerged. Being safe is very important when you go out to exercise your rights.

Below, we’ve listed the ways you can vote in the 2020 election.

Absentee/Mail-In Voting

An absentee vote and a mail-in vote are the same thing. Mail-in ballots were recently sent out, but if you still want one, it’s not too late to request it! Visit this website to check your voter registration status. If you’re registered, the next screen will give you instructions to request your ballot.


Deadline to request ballot: The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 29. However, the deadline for receipt of the ballot (not the postmark) is November 3, so unless you know you’ll be able to drop it off in the four following days, you’ll want to request it earlier.
Important Information: One witness will be required to sign your absentee ballot. This witness can be anyone. Your ballot is not valid without this additional signature!
How to return: Return your absentee ballot through the mail, or drop it off at one of the sites listed here.
Instructions: Click here for instructions for filling out your absentee ballot.

Drive-up/Walk-up Voting

Madison has many drive-up/walk-up voting locations where you can vote before election day. Click here for a complete list. Many precautions are taken to make this process safe.

Democracy in the Park

Poll workers wearing high visibility vests will be present to accept your absentee ballot and to serve as your witness, if needed, at all City of Madison community, neighborhood, and mini parks from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3. Just look for the Vote yard sign at the park. If we have inclement weather, the rain date will be the following day. Click here for a list of participating parks. You’ll need to scroll down the page a bit to see the list.

Vote at the polls

The polls will be open on Election Day, November 3, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Click here to find your polling place.

Track your ballot!

Make sure your voice is heard! If you vote absentee, you can track your ballot here.

Reminders and more information

Make sure you’re registered to vote. You can check your status here.

Make sure you bring a valid, current picture ID with you. See this page for further instructions.

If you’ve moved or changed your name since you last voted, make sure to update your address. You can do that here.

Click here to see who and what is on your ballot so you can do all of your research!

Wherever you go to vote, make sure you’re wearing a mask and distancing from others! If you remember, bring your own pen.

Have questions? Need assistance? Feel free to call SAIL at 608-230-4321.

Happy voting!

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