Voting Resources


Voting Resources

Election Dates

  • Wisconsin State Primary: August 9, 2022
  • General Midterm Election: November 8, 2022

Registration Deadlines for the Partisan Primary Election

Registration Deadlines for the General Election

Voter Eligibility

  • You are eligible to vote if:
    • You are a U.S Citizen
    • If you will be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day
    • You have resided in WI for 28 days prior to the election
    • You are not currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction
    • You have not been determined by a court to be ineligible to vote

Where Is Your Polling Place?

Absentee Voting In Wisconsin

  • Any registered Wisconsin voter can vote absentee
  • Request an absentee ballot here
  • You must have a copy of your photo ID accompanying your first absentee ballot request

In-Person Absentee Voting

  • Begins 2 weeks before election day 
    • Tuesday, July 26th for the primary  
    • Tuesday, October 25th for the general 
  • Each City Clerk's office within Wisconsin will release finalized polling locations prior to the start of early voting  
  • You can vote at any of the in-person absentee voting locations within your city 
  • Check here  to see where your polling place(s) are 

Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes 

  • The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled against the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in the state of Wisconsin
    • More on this ruling here 
  • You can still vote absentee and return your ballot via mail (received by 8pm on Election Day), in person during early in-person absentee voting hours, to your municipal office, or directly to your polling place on Election Day. 
    • It is illegal for someone else (a spouse, roommate, child, etc.) to return a voter’s completed absentee ballot to the clerk’s office or to a polling location 

How To Find Out Who Is On Your Ballot?

Want To Check On Your Registration?

Check on your registration

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

Voter ID Requirements In Wisconsin

  • Photo ID is required to vote in Wisconsin
  • Photo ID Information Sheet
  • Valid forms of ID include:
    • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver's license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
    • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
    • A Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services (including retired and dependent uniformed service IDs)
    • U.S passport book or card
    • A certificate of naturalization (issued no earlier than two years before the date of the election)
    • An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin (can be expired)
    • A driver's license receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from the date issued)
    • An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from the date issued)
    • A Wisconsin DMV ID Petition Process Photo Receipt (valid for 180 days from the date issued)
    • A Veteran Affairs ID card (cannot be expired)
    • A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college that contains the following:
      • Date the card was issued
      • Signature of the student
      • Expiration date no later than two years after the date of issuance (card may be expired)
    • The university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment, this verification document can be shown electronically
  • ** If you do not have an approved form of ID, you qualify for a free state ID card**Acceptable Proof of Residence637926340462353268Acceptable IDs
    • Need to show proof of identity
    • Proof of citizenship or legal status
    • Proof of name and DOB
    • Proof of Wisconsin residency
  • ** If you go to your polling place without an approved form of ID, you can vote on a provisional ballot**

Voting as a Student

  • Students have a decision about where to register to vote
    • Can vote at the address you consider the place where you live, whether that is your family’s home or the place where you attend school
    • You may only be registered and vote in one location

Voting for People With Disabilities

Voting for People With Convictions

Voting for Homeless Voters

Overseas and Military Voting

Reach your state election official here or at 608.266.8005