Outbreak causes voting concerns

The coronavirus is not eligible to vote, but it could still loom large on Election Day. The Wisconsin Elections Commission has been encouraging prospective voters to request an absentee ballot in recent weeks as the COVID-19 outbreak has discouraged people from attending mass gatherings. For those who cannot register online, the Door County Emergency Support Coalition is connecting absentee voters with their municipal clerks to check their identification card and written request. On Election Day itself, Door County Clerk Jill Lau says it may need to replace dozens of poll workers who are unable to serve because of age and health concerns related to the coronavirus.

We have information below on how you can register for your absentee ballot and become a poll worker. While many have called for the April 7th election to be canceled, Governor Tony Evers has said it would be difficult to do so since so many local offices are on the ballot that begin their terms later that month.


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Release on absentee voting

Release on becoming a poll worker



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