Wisconsin Election Information

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Registration Information


The deadline to register vote in Wisconsin is: Postmarked 20 days before the election. You may also register in person on Election Day.


To register in Wisconsin you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Wisconsin for at least 10 days
  • be 18 years old
  • not have been convicted of treason, felony or bribery, or if you have, your civil rights have been restored
  • not have been found by a court to be incapable of understanding the objective of the electoral process
  • not make or benefit from a bet or wage depending on the result of an election
  • not have voted at any other location, if registering on election day 

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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Wisconsin?


Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes

How:

You may vote early in-person by absentee ballot at your Municipal Clerk's office, beginning two weeks before an election and ending the Friday before the election at 5 p.m. or the close of business (whichever is later).  You should contact your Municipal Clerk for hours of operation during this period.

To vote early by mail via absentee ballot, you can download the application for absentee ballot and mail to your Municipal Clerk's office. The application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election.  The completed ballot must either be delivered to the clerk no later than Election Day, or postmarked no later than Election Day and received by the municipal clerk no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday after the election.


Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

7:00am to 8:00pm


Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?


Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?


An individual must show proof of residence at the poll prior to voting if he or she is:

  • a first time voter who registered by mail but did not provide proof of residence when submitting the application
  • registered in person after October 17th
  • registered at the polling place on Election Day

For the purpose of voter registration, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include: 1) a current and complete name, with both the first and last name, and 2) a current and complete residential address, with a numbered street address, if any, and the name of municipality. The following are acceptable documents to provide proof of residence:

  • a current and valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
  • a current and valid Wisconsin I.D. card.
  • any other official I.D. card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  • any employer-issued photo I.D. card, issued in the normal course of business, but not including a business card.
  • a university, college or technical college fee card or I.D. card with your photo and current address (may be used even if the card does not contain the cardholder’s address, if the educational institution provides a certified student list for use at the polling place)
  • a utility bill (e.g., gas, electric, cable TV or telephone) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
  • a bank statement
  • a real estate (i.e., property) tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election
  • a current residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (NOT for first-time voters registering by mail, however). 
  • a pay check or a government check or other document issued by unit of government.

Forms which have an expiration date must be valid on election day in order to constitute acceptable proof of residence at that election.

**Although Wisconsin passed a photo ID requirement in 2011, it is currently NOT in effect for the November elections by court order. You will not need a photo ID at the polls.


For more information, contact your state election office.

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