Forms and Deadlines
By Mail: Postmarked twenty (20) days before Election Day
In Person: By 5:00pm twenty (20) days before Election Day
LATE REGISTRATION IN PERSON
Voters who have never registered or whose names do appear on the municpality registration list may register in person at their Municipal Clerk's office after the deadline until the close of business / 5:00pm the Friday before Election Day
ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION
All voters can register at their polling place on Election Day. Please see ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION for more info.
Voters may register to vote or update their information ONLINE. To register online, voters must have a valid Wisconsin Driver's License or non-driver State ID.
By 11:59pm twenty (20) days before Election Day
EXCEPTION: Voters can register to vote at their polling place on Election Day
Election Day Registration
Voters may register to vote at their polling place on Election Day but will need to provide Proof of Residence.
Currently, voters are NOT automatically registered to vote.
Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which will automatically register eligible Wisconsin residents to vote when they apply for a driver's license or interact with other state agencies.
Can you pre-register?
LIMITED. Voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election may register to vote.
Ask your state representatives to pass legislation that will permit eligible voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16) as well as automatically pre-register them to vote if they apply for a driver's license.
Have you moved?
If a registered voter has moved within the state of Wisconsin but has not updated their voter registration information.
Moved MORE THAN 10 days before Election Day
Voters may re-register at their new polling place and cast a regular ballot.
Moved MORE THAN 10 days before Election Day
Voters may can vote at their old polling place.
Click HERE to find your polling place.
Address Confidentiality Program
For the purposes of voter registration, victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking may choose to keep their address confidential. Voters can go HERE for more information.
Wisconsin is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot in person at their Municipal Clerk's Office and vote that ballot in the same trip.
BEGINS: The third Monday before Election Day
ENDS: 7:00pm or close of business the Friday before Election Day
Also see ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.
Ask your state representatives to expand in-person early voting to more locations and to all Wisconsin voters.
Wisconsin is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail.
See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.
Wisconsin is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail or in person (aka "early voting").
Received by 5:00 p.m. the Thursday before Election Day
Voters who are hospitalized or are sequestered jurors may apply for a ballot until 5:00pm on Election Day
Do you need Voter ID?
EXCEPTION: Voters do NOT need to provide Photo ID if they are:
• indefinitely confined
• residing in care facilities
• military, permanent overseas, and confidential voters
NOTE: Voters who cannot provide the required ID may vote a Provisional Ballot. See Provisional Ballots for more info.
Voters may have to vote a Provisional Ballot on Election Day if:
• the voter cannot provide the required photo ID
• the voter is a first-time voter who registered by mail before April 4, 2014 and cannot now provide proof of residence
• the voter does not provide their License or ID number on their voter registration form
NOTE: Voters who vote a Provisional Ballot must present the required information to either:
• a pollworker by 8:00pm on Election day, OR
• their Municipal Clerk by 4:00pm Friday after Election Day
7:00am to 8:00pm, Central Time Zone
IMPORTANT: If you are in line by 8:00pm you are guaranteed the right to vote. Do NOT get out of line.
Primary Election Rules
Voters do not need to affiliate with a party in order to vote in a Primary Election, but must choose one party's ballot.
Youth Vote in Primary?
NO. You must eighteen (18) or older to vote in a primary or primary runoff election.
Ask your state representatives to pass legislation which allows voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before a General or Special Election to vote in the preceding Primary Election.
Having a problem?
If you are experiencing difficulty voting, intimidation from poll workers or other voters, long lines, broken machines, a closed or incorrect polling station, or any other obstacle keeping you from casting your ballot, call the:
Election Protection Hotline
• English 866-687-8683
• Spanish 888-839-8682
• Arabic 844-925-5287
• Asian (multiple) 888-274-8683
Students from out-of-state attending college in Wisconsin, or students who already live in Wisconsin but attend college in another part of the state can visit the:
For more info on registering to vote and voting, Military and Overseas voters can go to the:
Voters convicted of a felony will have their right to vote automatically restored after:
- completing their term of incarceration
- completing their parole
- completing their probation
• Voters who lost their right to vote MUST re-register to vote.
• For more assistance, voters can use the Campaign Legal Center's website to Restore Your Vote.