Deadline to request absentee ballot for Tuesday’s primary election approaches

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An absentee ballot drop box is shown on Williamson Street in Madison, Wis. on Oct. 17, 2020. Madison is among hundreds of Wisconsin communities that have installed drop boxes to ensure absentee ballots arrive on time for Tuesday’s election. Jim Malewitz / Wisconsin Watch

MADISON, Wis. — If you haven’t requested an absentee ballot yet for Tuesday’s spring primary election, there’s still a few hours left to do so.

Absentee ballots must be requested by 5 p.m. today, otherwise you will have to vote in-person. Requests can be made online at the MyVote Wisconsin website.

In addition, the deadline to register to vote before Election Day is Friday, although you can still register in-person on Election Day.

Absentee votes have to be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day, April 6. Since Election Day is just a few days away, Madison election officials are recommending using one of the city’s secure drop boxes or dropping it off in-person at an absentee voting site. Absentee ballots can also be dropped off in-person on Election Day.

As of Thursday afternoon, about 54.5% of the absentee ballots already sent out in the city had been returned.