State of Wisconsin Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Wisconsin General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

New Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Wed Oct 17, 2018
  • In-Person Request by Fri Nov 2, 2018
  • Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Nov 6, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Received by Thu Nov 1, 2018 5:00pm CDT
  • In-Person Request by Fri Nov 2, 2018 5:00pm CDT
  • US-based Military by Fri Nov 2, 2018 5:00pm CDT
  • Indefinitely Confined Voters by Fri Nov 2, 2018 5:00pm CDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00pm

Early Voting

none on record

Wisconsin State Primary Election held on Tue Aug 14, 2018

New Voter Registration

  • Postmarked by Wed Jul 25, 2018
  • In-Person Request by Fri Aug 10, 2018

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Received by Thu Aug 9, 2018 5:00pm CDT
  • In-Person Request by Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:00pm CDT
  • US-based Military by Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:00pm CDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:00pm CDT

Early Voting

none on record

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at the polls on Election Day

You must have resided in Wisconsin at least 28 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

In-person absentee voting runs for two weeks before Election Day, ending on the Friday before the election. Please check with your municipal clerk for regular office hours.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in Wisconsin if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Wisconsin
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 28 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in Wisconsin if:

  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
  • You are otherwise disqualified from voting
  • You are currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Wisconsin you should provide:

  • Your Wisconsin Driver's License or State/non-driver ID Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

In order to complete your voter registration in Wisconsin, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Accepted IDs include:

  • Valid Student ID accompanied by tuition receipt
  • Valid Student ID accompanied by on-campus housing listing that denotes US Citizenship
  • Property Tax Bill or Receipt dated within the current year or within a year prior to the election date
  • Utility Bill not older than 90 days
  • Letter from a homeless organization verifying your residence location for purposes of voter registration
  • Lease (exception: not valid for registration by mail)
  • ID Card
  • Valid Employee ID with photo
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Valid issued ID
  • Valid Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
  • Bank Statement, Paycheck or Government Check

Voting In-Person

In Wisconsin, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Wisconsin Driver's License
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid ID Issued by the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles, Transportation, Highway Safety, etc.
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Military ID

If you do not have an ID from the above list, in Wisconsin additional, acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Driving Receipt Issued by DOT not more than 45 Days before Election
  • Valid Student ID Issued not less than two years after Date of Issuance accompanied by Separate Document to Prove Enrollment
  • Certificate of Naturalization Dated no earlier than two years prior to the Date of the Election
  • Citation or Notice of Intent to Suspend Wisconsin Issued Driver License Dated within 60 Days of Election

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Overseas & Military Voters

Wisconsin General Election held on Tue Nov 6, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Wed Oct 17, 2018 Not Required

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Thu Nov 1, 2018 5:00pm CDT Away from US on Active Duty by Tue Nov 6, 2018 5:00pm CST

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00pm CST Received by Tue Nov 6, 2018 8:00pm CST

Wisconsin State Primary Election held on Tue Aug 14, 2018

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Postmarked by Wed Jul 25, 2018 Not Required

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Received by Thu Aug 9, 2018 5:00pm CDT Away from US on Active Duty by Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:00pm CDT

Ballot Return

Received by Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:00pm CDT Post received by Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:00pm CDT

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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A faxed or emailed ballot request form must also be followed up with the original, signed form in the mail postmarked on the same day that it was faxed or emailed and received by the designated deadline. Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. US Vote strongly recommends regular mail over unsecured email transfer. Returning your Wisconsin ballot: you will be required to have your signature on the certificate on the ballot return envelope witnessed by one (1) adult U.S. citizen, who will then sign the ballot certificate envelope and indicate their mailing address. The absentee voter needs to sign the certificate envelope and fill in their date of birth in addition to the voter information required at the top of the certificate envelope if it is not filled out by the clerk who sent the ballot. If using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), the witness need only sign and date the form directly.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - - - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

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A faxed or emailed ballot request form must also be followed up with the original, signed form in the mail postmarked on the same day that it was faxed or emailed and received by the designated deadline. Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. US Vote strongly recommends regular mail over unsecured email transfer. Returning your Wisconsin ballot: you will be required to have your signature on the certificate on the ballot return envelope witnessed by one (1) adult U.S. citizen, who will then sign the ballot certificate envelope and indicate their mailing address. The absentee voter needs to sign the certificate envelope and fill in their date of birth in addition to the voter information required at the top of the certificate envelope if it is not filled out by the clerk who sent the ballot. If using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB), the witness need only sign and date the form directly.