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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 Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (Spring Primary). The registration deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Election Day registration is available.

Contact your local Municipal Clerk for information about local elections.


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 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 Verify Registration Status

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

For more information contact your Municipal Clerk.

Wisconsin Early Voting

Early voting is available in the form of in person absentee voting.

Each city, village and town in Wisconsin is responsible for setting the dates and hours of in-person absentee voting for their municipality.  To find the dates and hours for in-person absentee voting where you live, contact your municipal clerk.

Wisconsin Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in Wisconsin you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 18 years or older on Election Day
  • A resident of Wisconsin at least 10 consecutive days before the election
  • Registered to vote or are registering on Election Day

You are ineligible to vote in Wisconsin if you:

Wisconsin Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.


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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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