Beginning yesterday, 3/25, Governor Evers has ordered Wisconsin residents to stay at home for the next month, with limited exceptions. ThIs order includes a prohibition on gatherings with people outside of one's household.
And as you know, the pandemic is forcing many voters to use absentee, mail-in ballots, some for the first time in their lives. Unfortunately, the pandemic and the Governor's order will make it impossible for Wisconsin voters to obtain a witness signature on their mail-in absentee ballot from an adult United States citizen, if there is no such person in their household.
If you are self-quarantining, intend to vote by mail-in absentee ballot, AND you live alone or do not have an adult US citizen in your household, then please contact our partners at Fair Elections Center, specifically Jon Sherman, at
or (845) 596-9081 (his cell).
If you know someone who is in this position, please forward this message along or better yet make a call to speed the process up. We need to identify people who are facing this barrier to voting ASAP.
Thank you for everything you're doing in this very difficult time. Please stay safe and healthy.
Debra Cronmiller (she/her)
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin