Mailing may target 1 million unregistered Wisconsin voters

MADISON — More than a million unregistered voters in Wisconsin may be getting a postcard in the mail soon telling them what to do so they can cast a ballot in the upcoming presidential election.

The state's Elections Commission is working on the mailing that is expected to be sent in about a month. It comes as part of the requirement of Wisconsin joining an inter-state consortium dedicated to assisting with voter registration.

A state law passed in 2015 required Wisconsin to join the Electronic Registration Information Center. The Elections Commission was to approve its plan for mailing the postcards at a Tuesday meeting.

The commission expects between 1 million and 1.5 million postcards to be mailed to potential voters who have driver's licenses or state ID cards but aren't registered.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki announced on Thursday, August 25th that Milwaukee County residents can register to vote at the county offices listed below no later than Wednesday, October 19th.