TRANSPORTATION TO THE POLLS
(All polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm on election days)
Finding transportation to the polls on election days can be a huge barrier for people with disabilities wanting to exercise
their right to vote. Below are some ideas to help you overcome this barrier.
• Does your town have a bus service? Cab service? Ask if they provide rides for free or reduced rates on election days.
• Is your schedule flexible? Ask a neighbor, friend or family member to share a ride.
• Contact the WI Association of Mobility Managers to find a mobility manager in your area. Click Here
• Is your faith community offering rides?
• Call VoteRiders toll-free at 844-338-8743 to see if there are volunteers in your area offering rides.
• Call your local Independent Living Center or Aging and Disability Resource Center at (608) 266-2536 (statewide) for
ideas on specific transportation options in your community.
• Are ride share services available in your area? Ask if they offer free or reduced rides to the polls on election days. They
may have accessible transportation.
• Contact your local political party to see if they offer free rides.
• Does your city have a timebank? Trade an hour of your time for a ride to the polls.
• Check with non-partisan organizations including WI League of Women Voters (608) 256-0827 (statewide), WI American
Civil Liberties Union (608) 285-2141 (statewide), or the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
• Does a college campus near you offer free transportation to the polls?
If transportation is a barrier you can’t overcome, it’s still important to vote, but you will need
to plan ahead. For information on voting absentee, see reverse side or visit myvote.wi.gov Absentee Voting.
CAN'T GET TO THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY? YOU CAN STILL VOTE!
Who can Request an Absentee Ballot?
Any registered voter is eligible to request an absentee ballot. If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.
How do I Request an Absentee Ballot?
Go to www.myvote.wi.gov and download the Application for Absentee Ballot. Complete the form and mail it to your municipal clerk’s office. Your application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election for an absentee ballot to be SENT to you. You will need to provide a copy of your photo ID with your request. More information about photo IDs can be found at www.bringit.wi.gov.
Instructions and DEADLINES for Completing an Absentee Ballot
Detailed instructions for completing your absentee ballot can be found at: www.myvote.wi.gov. Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.
In-Person Absentee Voting (Early Voting)
You can also vote absentee at your local municipal clerk’s office. If you apply for an absentee ballot in your municipal clerk’s office, or another designated location for in-person absentee voting, you will complete your ballot immediately in the clerk’s office, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to a member of the clerk’s staff. No ballots may be taken out of the clerk’s office. You will need to show your acceptable photo ID when voting in-person.
When can I Vote In-Person Absentee Ballot?
Each city, village and town in Wisconsin is responsible for setting the dates and hours of in person absentee voting for their municipality. To find the dates and hours for in-person absentee voting where you live, contact your municipal clerk. To find out who your municipal clerk is visit www.myvote.wi.gov.
Wisconsin Association of Mobility Managers is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.