League of Women Voters



Wisconsin Voting Machines

The voting systems used in Wisconsin are optical scan, DRE, mechanical lever machine and paper ballots.


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For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

Wisconsin Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (Primary). The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Election Day registration is available.

Contact your local Municipal Clerk for information about local elections.


Wisconsin ID Needed for Voter Registration

You can now register to vote online! You will need a WI driver's license or ID in order to complete the online registration. If you do not have either form of ID you can either mail the registration papers or register to vote in person.

Wisconsin ID Needed for Voting

Photo ID is required before you may vote.

The following types of photo ID are acceptable and may be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election:

Wisconsin Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your municipal clerk.

Wisconsin Absentee Ballot Process

Who Can Request an Absentee Ballot?

Any qualified elector who registers to vote in Wisconsin is eligible to request an absentee ballot. Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse to vote absentee.

How to Request an Absentee Ballot

Request online. Registered voters may request an absentee ballot online by visiting and clicking “Vote Absentee”. This request must be made no later than 5pm on the Thursday before the election.

Wisconsin Registration Deadline

You can now register to vote online! The mail and online voter registration deadline is the 20th day before the election. You can use the Mail in Voter registration form to register by mail. Contact your municipal clerk's office for more details.

Election day registration is available at your polling place.

Wisconsin Verify Registration Status

To verify your voter registration status, please utilize your state resource.

For more information contact your Municipal Clerk.


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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)


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