Gubernatorial Debate Tonight

Governor Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will face each other in a televised debate tonight, Friday, May 25. The debate will air at 8 pm on public television and radio stations throughout Wisconsin. A link to livestream audio coverage can be found here.

The recall election will be held Tuesday, June 5. Voters who plan to cast their ballots absentee should know that Act 23 (voter identification legislation) also made changes to absentee balloting. Wisconsin residents now have a two week window in which to complete an absentee ballot at their municipal clerk’s office. Absentee balloting began May 21 and ends Friday, June 1. Voters may no longer register to vote or vote absentee the weekend or Monday before an election.

The Madison City Clerk’s Office (210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) is open extended hours, including Memorial Day weekend, for absentee balloting:

  • Friday, May 25, 8 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday, May 26, 8 am to 2 pm
  • Sunday, May 27, 12 to 4 pm
  • Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day), 9 am to 12 pm
  • Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 1, 8 am to 7 pm.

Other municipalities may also offer extended hours. Voters should check with their local clerk for more information.