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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.

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Important Dates - State Primary

State Primary Election Day
State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
State Primary Type

Voting Information for Wisconsin

Don’t miss your next election!

Wisconsin will hold its state primary election on August 11th. Voters that wish to vote absentee must request their ballots by August 6th.

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.

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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 August 6th at 5 p.m. Ballots 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.

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Voter ID + Access 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
  • ID needed to vote absentee

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • 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.