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Wis. Stat. § 6.82(1) requires that curbside voting be available to people who are unable to enter the polling place due to disability. 

Two poll workers bring a ballot to a voter with a disability and conduct voting near the polling place entrance or at the voter’s vehicle.

According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, “Persons who would like to vote curbside should be encouraged to contact their municipal clerk beforehand to discuss how to initiate the process upon arrival at the voting location.”

Such voters must still show identification, and if needed, proof of residence. The voter is not required to sign the poll book. 

Voters also can have someone help them vote or present ID, except an employer or union representative.

Being immunocompromised or having symptoms of COVID-19 can be considered disabilities, allowing voters to cast ballots from their vehicles. 


State of Wisconsin: Curbside Voting

State of Wisconsin: Polling Place Accessibility

Wisconsin State Legislature: Wis. Stat. § 6.82(1)

State of Wisconsin: Curbside Voting

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Hope Karnopp joined Wisconsin Watch as a reporting intern in May 2022. She is a journalism major and is pursuing certificates in public policy and environmental studies at UW-Madison. Hope previously covered state politics as an intern for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She also works with the Daily Cardinal and hosts a radio segment about campus news for WORT-FM, which has been recognized by the Milwaukee Press Club.