Make sure you are registered to vote at your current address
Go to MyVote.wi.gov, and enter your name and date of birth to check your voter registration status. You need to have lived at your current address for at least 28 days prior to Election Day in order to register to vote in that election district or ward.
- In your Municipal Clerk’s Office. You can register in-person in your municipal clerk’s office up until the close of business on the Friday before the election in which you are planning to vote. For the Fall election, the last day to register in your clerk’s office is next Friday, October 30th. You’ll need to bring a proof of residence document to complete your registration (this document can be shown electronically). You can find your clerk’s office information here.
- At the Polls on Election Day. If you’re unable to register by before the election, you can still register at your polling place on Election Day. You will need to present a proof of residence document when registering (again, this document can be shown electronically). If your Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID card has your current address, that’s all you need.
Casting an absentee ballot / Early Voting
Municipalities can begin early voting today, October 20th, and must conclude by November 1st. To find out where and when you can cast an early, in-person absentee ballot in your city/town/village, contact your local municipal clerk’s office. In-person early voting dates and times vary by municipality, and you can see your options at MyVote by clicking on “Vote Absentee” and filling in your information. Then click on the “Find my local absentee options” button to see your in-person early voting options.
If you already have a Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID card, then you’re “ID ready.” Just remember to bring it with you when you head to your polling place!
Check which other IDs are valid to use to vote at the official site: Bring It to the Ballot. Here you can also learn how to obtain a free state ID card to vote and review other ID information.
Here is important information from the Common Cause Wisconsin website to share:
Most students already have a Wisconsin driver’s license or one of the other acceptable forms of photo ID for voting.
Students who do not have one of the other forms of acceptable ID for voting should look up their college/university on the appropriate list linked below to see if their student ID can be used as a photo ID to vote or if their school offers a special photo ID card for voting:
- University of WI – 4-Year Schools
- University of WI – 2-Year Schools
- WI Private Universities and Colleges
- WI Technical and Community Colleges