With the October 14 deadline to register voters passed, we are shifting our focus to getting out early voting information.  

Early Voting Sites: Starting October 20, early voting is available at many locations around the city.  You may bring your absentee ballot to these sites. You may register and vote at the same time. Make sure to bring proof of residence to register and your ID for voting. Area sites are open October 20-31, 12-6 weekdays, 1-4 Saturdays

  • Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Avenue 
  • Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Avenue
  • Pinney Library, 516 Cottage Grove Road
  • Madison College Truax Campus , Human & Protective Services Main Building, 1701 Pearson Street – Weekdays October 20-30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Early Voting by Drop Box: There are drop boxes located around the city at many locations. Click here to find the one closest to you.  A poll worker wearing a high visibility vest will be present outside the following locations to accept your absentee ballot and to serve as your witness, if needed, at the following locations (weather permitting).  Voters who need a witness should bring their blank ballot and absentee certificate envelope from home. North side locations:

  • Fire Station 10 at 1517 Troy Drive – intersection of Troy Dr and Hanover St
  • Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary School, 4002 School Rd, Wednesdays 1 – 2
  • Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center, 199 Kennedy Heights, Wednesdays 2:15 – 3:15
  • Dream Bus at Oak Park Terrace, 571 Branding Ln, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4 

If you experience any difficulty voting, please call the Voter Assistance Hotline: 608-336-3232. 

If you need help getting a free ID for voting, contact the Dane County Voter ID Coalition: 608-285-2141

Other organizations we recommend: 


Important Dates – 

  • Sept 17 – city clerk will begin to mail out absentee ballots
  • Sept 22 – drop off ballot box sites begin with witnesses present – watch for location updates
  • Oct 6 – 28 days to election day – Wisconsin requires 28 days to establish residency at a new address. If you move after October 6, vote at your former WI address.
  • Oct 14 – deadline to register online (by 11:59 PM) or by mail (postmarked)
  • Oct 20 – early voting begins at city clerk’s office and other early voting sites. You may register and vote at the same time. 
  • Nov 1 – deadline to register to vote at city clerk’s office or other early voting location
  • Nov 3 – you can register and vote in person at your polling place on election day
  • If you or someone you know experiences difficulty getting your a ballot or voting call the Voter Assistance Hotline at 608-336-3232.
  • Email us at if you have questions or want to get involved.

Listen to Lisa Aarli, NAT Co-coordinator talk about Voter Registration on WORTs’ Her Turn on August 23, 2020