Last update: Oct 19, 2021
Last update: Oct 19, 2021
Wisconsin allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Wisconsin offers early voting.
Who can vote
To register in Wisconsin you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a resident of Wisconsin and have resided at the registration address for at least 28 days prior to the election
- be 18 years old
- not have been convicted of treason, felony or bribery, or if you have, your civil rights have been restored after completion of your sentence or a pardon
- 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
- You can find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote in person
Due to COVID-19, in-person services may have limited availability. Contact your local election office to confirm. See CDC guidance on safe in-person voting.
Vote on Election Day
Voters in Wisconsin can look up where to vote on Wisconsin's site.
Wisconsin does offer early voting. There are no dates available right now, please check back later.
What to bring
- You will need to show a photo ID to vote in Wisconsin. An acceptable photo ID is not required to contain a current address. These photo IDs are acceptable and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election: Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended; a Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card; military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service; U.S. passport; an identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin.
- The following photo ID is also acceptable for voting purposes, and can be expired after the date of the most recent general election: a photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains date of issuance, expiration date no later than two years after issuance, and signature of student (must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment if the student ID is expired).
- The following photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes, but must be unexpired: a veteran's photo identification card issued by the Veterans Health Administration of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs; a certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented; a driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days); an identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days); a temporary identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT through the Identification Petition Process (IDPP) (valid for 60 days).
- Voters without ID: If you are unable to provide photo ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. Your provisional ballot will not count unless you provide an acceptable photo ID to the poll workers by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day or to your municipal clerk in person by 4:00 p.m. the Friday after the election.
- For more information, please visit VoteRiders.
Vote by mail
Election Day registration
Wisconsin does offer registration on Election Day.
See what's on the ballot
Learn more about what will be on your ballot by visiting Ballotpedia.
Get step-by-step help
TurboVote can help you start the absentee/mail-in ballot request process, send you election reminders, and more. If you’d like more help planning how to vote, we can walk you through the process!
Military and overseas voters
Active-duty military, their families, and overseas citizens can register to vote and request their absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The FPCA process is done by mail, but your state may offer other options to request and return ballots. Please contact your election official for more information about delivery and return methods, including email, fax, and state online portals. To follow the FPCA process:
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
If after submitting your FPCA, your ballot does not arrive, contact your election official first. Then:
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.The Federal Voting Assistance Program
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