Wisconsin Voter FAQ

Registering to Vote

What are the requirements to vote in Wisconsin?

You must meet the following requirements before the next election:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Live at your current residence for at least 10 days.
  • Register to vote.

How can I find out if I already registered to vote?

You can enter your name and birthdate on My Vote Wisconsin to see if you are registered. You can also check with your municipal clerk.

How can I learn where I am registered to vote?

You can either ask your municipal clerk or you can enter your name and birthdate on My Vote Wisconsin to learn where you are registered to vote.

How do I register to vote?

First, you will need to have proof of residence, such as your Wisconsin Driver License or utility bill. You will need this when you register to vote.

Then do any of the following to register to vote:

  • Register the day of the election at your polling location.
  • Complete the registration form online before the election, and mail it to your municipal clerk.
  • Request a registration form from your municipal clerk before the election for you to complete and return.

Casting Your Ballot

When are elections?

Bring it Wisconsin provides a list of upcoming elections.

What is on the ballot?

You can view a sample ballot specific to where you live in Wisconsin on My Vote Wisconsin.

Where do I go vote?

Enter your address on My Vote Wisconsin to learn where you can go to vote.

What do I need to take with me when I go to vote?

You need a photo ID when voting at the polls or by absentee ballot. A Wisconsin driver license and a U.S. passport book are both examples of acceptable photo IDs. A complete list of acceptable photo IDs can be found on Bring it Wisconsin.

What's all this I hear about voter ID? What's the law in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin's state Legislature passed a voter ID bill in 2011. However, various court decisions stopped or delayed implementation of the law. (For a full rundown of Wisconsin's voter ID saga, read here.) Here's an FAQ about voter ID.

How do I vote absentee?

You must first register to vote before you are eligible to vote absentee. When complete, you can request to vote absentee online on My Vote Wisconsin, or you can contact your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot.

Who are my legislators?

Enter your address on the Wisconsin state Legislature's interactive map to discover who are your representatives.