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Voting in Wisconsin

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Am I Eligible To Vote in Wisconsin?

To register to vote in the State of Wisconsin, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Wisconsin for at least 28 days
  • Be 18 years old
  • Not have been convicted of treason, felony or bribery, or if civil rights have been restored
  • Not have been found by a court to be incapable of understanding the objective of the electoral process
  • Not make or benefit from a bet or wager depending on the result of an election
  • Not have voted at any other location, if registering on Election Day

Voters must reside at their address for at least 28 days by Election Day in order to register to vote. Voters who have moved within Wisconsin less than 28 days before the election must vote from their previous address, either by absentee ballot or at the polling place. Voters who have moved to Wisconsin from another state less than 28 days before an election are only eligible to vote in Presidential elections.

Voter Registration Options in Wisconsin

You have the following 4 options to register to vote in Wisconsin:

In Person

Register with your local municipal clerk by 5 p.m. (or the close of business) on the Friday before the election.

Check The Locations Where to Register

Same Day Voter Registration

Wisconsin election laws make it easy to register to vote, and you can even register to vote at your local polling place on the day of the election if you are not already registered.

Check The Locations Where to Register

By Mail

Complete an Application for Voter Registration (Form EL-131), Mail the completed application to your local municipal clerk (first-time voters must include proof of residency).

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form


You are able to begin the voting registration process online. The system will walk you through all of the steps you will need to take to successfully register to vote whether you are a regular voter, a temporary or permanent overseas voter or a military voter.

Click here to Register Online

How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Call your county clerk and inquire about the status of your application.
  • Check your voter registration status online by visiting this site

Military and Overseas Citizens

You are eligible to register to vote through the Federal Voting Assistance Program by completing the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application (FPCA Form 76) if you are:

  • A member of the military stationed outside of Wisconsin.
  • The dependent of a member of the military stationed outside of the state.
  • A WI resident living overseas.
  • The FPCA serves as BOTH voter registration and a request for an absentee ballot.
  • Military and overseas voters can also register to vote using the methods outlined above. Unlike regular voters, you CAN request your absentee ballot when registering online.
  • Click here for additional information

Voting Options in Wisconsin

You have the following 3 options to vote in Wisconsin:

In Person

You need a photo ID when voting at the polls or by absentee ballot

Click here to locate voting locations

Voting By Absentee Ballot

If you would like to request an absentee ballot, we will first need to see if you are registered to vote.

Click here to download the absentee ballot request Form

Early Voting

Wisconsin allows early voting at your local municipal clerk’s office

Click here to locate early voting locations

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