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Waukesha County and Municipal Clerks Prepare for Strong 2020 Election Turnout, Absentee Ballot Returns

(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County Clerk Meg Wartman is asking residents to be patient as results come in for the 2020 General Election, and for voters to be prepared if they plan to cast in-person or absentee ballots on Tuesday, November 3rd. Election results will be posted as soon as they are available from each polling location, but tallies at some locations may not be final until Wednesday due to a high number of absentee ballots and anticipated strong in-person turnout. Results will be available at https://electionresults.waukeshacounty.gov/.


“As of Monday morning, 57% of our registered voters had already returned absentee ballots. In 2016, nearly 90% of registered voters cast ballots so we are expecting strong in-person turnout, as well,” said County Clerk Wartman. “Voters can help the process go smoothly by checking www.myvote.wi.gov for updated polling locations and drop box information or by contacting their municipal clerk’s office.”


The Waukesha County Clerk will provide technical support to the County’s 37 municipalities as they prepare to count hundreds of thousands of in-person and absentee ballots on Election Day 2020.  Each municipality will begin tabulating and reporting its in-person and absentee voter results after the polls close at 8:00 p.m.  The Clerk’s office will continue updating its website until results from all 37 municipalities have been reported. 


Voters should make sure they are aware of their polling or absentee ballot drop off locations and times before leaving to vote tomorrow, as well as the documentation that is required. Some polling locations and voting registration requirements have changed since the last election. Voters should check with their municipal clerk or go to https://myvote.wi.gov to:

  • Register to Vote
  • Check Voter registration Status
  • Find your polling and absentee ballot drop off location and deadlines
  • View your sample ballot


For more information about the election, go to the Waukesha County Clerk’s website at https://www.waukeshacounty.gov/countyclerk/election-information/