Spring Primary: Feb. 16, 2016
Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote: April 5, 2016
Partisan Primary: Aug. 9, 2016
Fall General Election: Nov. 8, 2016
Polls open 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Find Your Polling Location
(click "regular voter" and then on the left, click "address search")
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REGISTER TO VOTE WHEN YOU VOTE
You can register to vote on Election Day or when you vote early. To do so, you'll need to show proof of residency. Any one of the following documents is acceptable as long as it has BOTH your name and current address:
- Valid Wisconsin driver's license or Wisconsin ID card
- Any ID card issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit
- Bank statement
- Gas, electric or phone bill (from no earlier than 90 days before Election Day)
- Check or other document issued by a unit of government
- Any ID card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and with a photo
- Real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year before the date of the election
- Residential lease which is effective for a period that includes Election Day
- University, college or technical institute ID card (must include photo) with proof of enrollment
Note: If a voter does not use a valid Wisconsin driver's license to register to vote, the last four digits of their Social Security Number or their Wisconsin state ID card number must be provided.
Learn more about registering to vote from the Government Accountability Board.
ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING
Can't make it to the polls on Election Day? You can vote early (also known as in-person absentee) at your local municipal clerk's office. Early voting runs Monday – Friday for two weeks before the election, ending at 5 p.m. or the close of business (whichever is later) on the Friday before the election.
Find your clerk's office location and hours using your home address at MyVote WI: myvote.wi.gov by clicking 'Regular Voter' and then selecting 'Address Search' from the left-hand menu.
PHOTO ID REQUIREMENT
Currently, Wisconsin voters are required to have a photo ID to vote. The first statewide election requiring photo ID will be the February 2016 primary.
Acceptable photo IDs:
- Department of Transportation issued driver’s license (even if privileges are revoked or suspended, the ID is acceptable)
- Department of Transportation issued identification card
- Military ID
- U.S. passport
- Native American tribal ID
- Naturalization certificate
- Department of Transportation receipts for driver’s licenses or ID cards (only valid for 45 days after payment)
Student IDs are accepted from Wisconsin-accredited universities and technical colleges, but must include:
- Date of issue
- Expiration date no more than two years from issuance
- Student’s signature
- Secondary document required to prove student status (can be class schedule or tuition receipt)
- IDs do not need a current address on them.
- Names do not need to match perfectly between photo ID and voter registry.
- ID photos should similarly resemble voter.
- Indefinitely confined voters do not require an ID, but do need a witness signature on their absentee ballot.
- The Department of Transportation offers free ID cards to people who specify that it’s for voting purposes. A birth certificate is not required, but other processes may be required by the DMV to obtain the ID.
Get more information about the photo ID law and voter requirements from the Government Accountability Board.
Voters now have to live at their current address for 28 or more days in order to vote using that address. If a voter moved 27 or less days before Election Day, they can vote at their old Wisconsin address.
TIME OFF TO VOTE
Under state law, a voter can request up to three hours of unpaid time off to vote on Election Day. However, the request for time off must be made in advance to give the employer time to adjust work schedules.
Obtenga información de la votación en Español.