Wisconsin

38% of 18-29 year olds voted in the U.S. in 2016*

*Source CIRCLE - Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your online or mailed voter registration application must be received on or by October 14, 2020 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2020 General Election. Wisconsin allows for same-day voter registration, meaning that you are able to register to vote up until the close of polls on Election Day.

Check Registration Status

Check your Wisconsin voter registration status here.

 

Eligibility

In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen,18 years old or older by the next General Election, and a resident of Wisconsin for at least 28 days before the election.

  • In order to register to vote you cannot have already voted in the election, be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law, or be under conviction for a felony. Click here for more information about felons and their voting rights. It is also unacceptable for a voter to have made or become interested in any bet or wager depending upon the result of the election.
  • College students may choose to register to vote at either their home address OR at their college address. See more information here.

Deadline

The deadline to register online or by mail for the 2020 General Election is October 14, 2020. The in-person registration deadline is November 3, 2020 (same-day voter registration).

 

Voter Registration Process

There are three primary methods of registering to vote in Wisconsin: registering online, mailing in a printable application, or registering in-person.

  • You will have to prove residency by providing adequate identification. Click here for more information.
  • Further voter registration information for Wisconsin can be found here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 Election.

Questions? Contact us here.

Wisconsin offers absentee by-mail and early absentee in-person voting. Voters are encouraged to consider voting using one of these methods in order to minimize their risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

Any registered voter in Wisconsin may request an absentee ballot and is not required to provide a reason. Click here to access Wisconsin’s Application for Absentee Ballot. Click here to complete the Absentee Ballot Application online.

  • Your online or mailed application for an absentee ballot must be received no later than 5 pm on the Thursday (October 29, 2020) before the election.
  • Your complete absentee ballot must be delivered no later than 8 pm on Election Day (November 3, 2020). You may also hand-deliver the ballot at this time. If mailing, the US Postal Service recommends you mail your absentee ballot one week before Election Day to make sure it arrives on time. Click here to track your ballot.
  • Further absentee by-mail voting information for Wisconsin is listed here.

Early Voting

Wisconsin offers early voting.

  • Early voting, also known as in-person absentee voting, can begin no earlier than 14 days before the election (October 20th) and end no later than the Sunday before the election (November 1, 2020). Each municipality, however, sets its own dates and times. Reach out to your municipal clerk to receive specific information for your area.

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

 

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls are open 7 am-8 pm.

  • In order to vote in Wisconsin, you must present a valid form of ID. Information about acceptable forms of ID can be found here.
  • Further Wisconsin voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated for the 2020 Election.

Questions? Contact us here.