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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Wisconsin, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Wisconsin election website or call (608) 266-8005 to learn more about your states voting details.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

Primary Election Date
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Primary Type

Voting Information for Wisconsin

Don’t miss your next election!

Wisconsin will hold its primary election on April 7th. Due to COVID-19, Wisconsin has extended its online voter registration deadline to March 30th and requests that all voters request a by-mail ballot by April 3rd at 5 p.m.

Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in primary. See Wisconsin Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Find Your Representatives

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Varies by municipality

You can vote in person at your municipal clerk’s office before the election, using an absentee ballot. See your municipal clerk for exact dates. No excuse required.

To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than April 3rd at 5 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by 8 p.m. on election day.

The absentee ballot application period opens Jan.1st. You may submit one form annually and select all elections or individual elections. Copy of photo ID with address and signature is required with absentee ballot by mail application. The state allows for permanent absentee status for elderly or disabled voters.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Wisconsin

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • State or federal photo ID is required
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Wisconsin.


  • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.

Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.