Voting Resources

Voter Eligibility

  • You are eligible to vote if you:
    • Are a U.S. citizen
    • Will be at least 18 years old on or before election day
    • Have resided in Wisconsin for 28 days prior to the election
    • Are not currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction
    • Have not been determined by a court to be ineligible to vote



Who needs to register

  • First-time voters
  • If you’ve moved
  • If you’ve changed your name
  • If you haven’t voted in over 4 years
  • If you haven't registered since your voting rights have been restored

Find out if you are registered to vote now!

Proof of Residence

Proof of Residence is required to register to vote in Wisconsin

  • All Proof of Residence documents must include the voter’s name and current residential address
  • Click here for more information about Proof of Residence documents

Voter ID

Photo ID is required to receive a ballot in Wisconsin (bring it to the polls!)

Absentee Voting

  • Any registered Wisconsin voter can vote absentee without reason
  • Must present an  acceptable photo id  upon request
  • All absentee ballots must be received by your municipal clerk's office by 8p on  Election Day

Early Absentee

Order your ballot online 

  • Mail to your residence 
  • Pick up  at your municipal clerk's office or designated absentee voting locations 

In-Person Absentee Voting

Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes 

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently  ruled against  the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in the state of Wisconsin.

Special Populations

Student Voters

You may only register either your home or campus residence address and must vote in that particular race

  • Registration and Proof of Residence: You may register with your school photo ID, but it must be accompanied by an enrollment verification form (fee receipt, enrollment verification letter, transcripts, etc.)
    • Enrollment verification forms must include your name, address you wish to register, and must be dated within the last nine months
  • Photo ID: You may use your school photo ID to receive your ballot, but it must include your photo, name, and signature, as well as issue and expiration dates
    • Visit here to see if your school ID is voter compliant and if you can get one for free at your school's card office
  • Absentee Voting: You may register your home or campus residence address and have an absentee ballot mailed to either

Voting for People with Disabilities

Voting for People with Convictions

  • Individuals with past convictions have their right to vote restored immediately upon completion of their sentence, including parole and/or probation
  • Click here for general information about voting with a felony or conviction

Voting for Homeless Voters

Homeless voters are eligible to vote in Wisconsin

  • Click here for the homeless voter guide
  • Registration and Proof of Residence: The proof of residence document may include a letter from a shelter for the homeless or from a private or public-social service organization providing services for homeless individuals
  • Photo ID: You can obtain a free voter compliant ID from your DMV

Overseas and Military Voters

  • Click here for information about dates and deadlines particular to you
  • Click here to register and vote

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