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What you need to know before heading to the polls


Do I need to show an ID to vote in Wisconsin?

  • Yes. a voter ID is now required statewide. This can include a WI driver's license, a state-issued ID card, military ID card, a U.S. passport, an ID care by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin.

What are the requirements to vote in Wisconsin?

  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Live at your current residence for at least 10 days before election day.
  • Be registered to vote.

How do I register to vote?

  • You can register online here. 
  • You can register at your polling place
  • You can contact your municipal clerk and register ahead of the election with a paper copy.

Am I already registered to vote? If so, where?

  • You can find out if you are registered to vote by clicking here. Enter your name and date of birth.

How do I request an absentee ballot?

  • First, make sure you are registered to vote. If not, registering is the first step. You can find out how to do that above.
  • You can Request an absentee ballot here. 
  • Contact your municipal clerk for a copy of an absentee ballot 
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