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Wisconsin

Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines

August 9, 2022

Wisconsin Primary Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: July 20, 2022
  • In-person request by: August 9, 2022
  • Online request by: July 20, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: August 4, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: August 9, 2022
Early Voting: begins as soon as July 26, 2022

November 8, 2022

Wisconsin General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
  • Postmarked: October 19, 2022
  • In-person request by: November 8, 2022
  • Online request by: October 19, 2022
Absentee Request Deadline
  • Received by: November 3, 2022
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
  • Received by: November 8, 2022
Early Voting: begins as soon as October 25, 2022

Helpful Resources

Register
to vote

Check if you are registered

What's on your
ballot

Absentee Voting

You do not need a reason or excuse to vote absentee in Wisconsin—anyone can request an absentee ballot. 

See details of absentee voting and download the application here

You must have your application received by your municipal clerk’s office no later than 5PM the Thursday before the election, and you must provide a copy of acceptable photo ID. Your completed absentee ballot needs to be postmarked by Election Day and received by mail no later than 4PM Friday after the election. If you are delivering your absentee ballot in person, the municipal clerk must receive it no later than 8PM on Election Day.

Early Voting 

Early voting is available weekdays for two weeks before the election, and ends at 5 PM or close of business on the Friday before the election. There is no early voting on the weekends, and you will need to bring an acceptable photo ID.

See details of early voting here

What to Expect
on Election Day

On Election Day, polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time. 

Find your polling location.

 

Voter ID Requirements

You must bring a valid photo ID to vote. Acceptable forms of photo ID include:

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card or driver license without a photo issued under the religious exemption
  • Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
  • A U.S. passport
  • An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin

These forms of photo ID are also acceptable but have to be unexpired:

  • A veteran’s photo identification card issued by the Veterans Health Administration of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs
  • A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
  • A driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
  • An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
  • A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university, college or technical college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an  expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. The university, college or technical college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment.
  • A citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election.

Click here for more information on voter ID in Wisconsin

Language Access

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters. 

Section 208

Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.” 

It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose. 

Have questions or need help voting?

Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).

Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.