Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, one of the state legislature’s Republican leaders who sued in the state Supreme Court so that today’s election could go on despite the global pandemic, told a reporter that voters who don’t feel safe going out can request a ballot by email.
In a video posted by the Racine Journal Times, Vos said, “You have the ability to request from your clerk an emailed ballot, you can fill that out and send it in.”
However, Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell confirmed that is no longer an available option, citing a Politifact fact check. Wisconsin Election Commission spokesman told Politifact that the deadline to request an email ballot passed on April 3.
Vos isn’t alone in this misunderstanding. Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler tweeted on Monday that email ballots could still be requested, but later deleted that tweet.
The only way to vote today is to go to the polls, though many locations offer curbside voting so you never have to leave your car.
Vos did not immediately return a message seeking comment or clarification.