To register online, the voter must enter a name, date of birth, Driver License or ID number, and an address that matches what is on file with the Wisconsin DMV. If all of the fields match, the voter will be able to register to vote completely online without needing to print, sign or mail the form and without needing to send a proof of residence document. Voters who are not able to match their information with the information in the DMV database will be given the option to register by mail.
You can start your voter registration form online at http://myvote.wi.gov. Your form must be printed, signed and mailed, or delivered to your municipal clerk.You must always provide a Proof of Residence document when registering. If you are registering by mail, you can use any of the forms of Proof of Residence except a residential lease.
Choosing a political party:
Wisconsin does not register voters by political party.
To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, use the online tool https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/UpdateMyNameorAddress
Wisconsin voters do not need to cancel voter registration when moving, but may cancel by sending a form to their Municipal Clerk
To register to vote online, only voters with a valid, unexpired Wisconsin Driver License or Wisconsin State ID Card may use this site to register to vote.
An ID is not required for mail-in registration, but you must provide a proof of residence document:
All Wisconsin Voters MUST present picture ID with a few specific exceptions
More information: https://bringit.wi.gov
Division of Motor Vehicles
Obtaining a Driver’s License
Any qualified elector (U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, who has resided in the district in which he or she intends to vote for at least 10 days) who registers to vote is eligible to request an absentee ballot. Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee. Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one. You have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote.
Many organizations offer free rides to polling places. Some of these include:
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
Federal (even years)
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2020)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2022)
U.S. House of Representatives (elected every two years)
State (even years)
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General (elected every four years; next election in 2022)
Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction (every four years; next election in 2021)
State Senator (elected every two years)
State Assembly(elected every two years)
Statewide ballot measures
State Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate Courts
School Board and other boards and commissions
Local ballot measures
Wisconsin does not currently have a voter bill of rights
“You have the right to file a formal complaint with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board requesting the enforcement of the election and campaign finance laws. This process is governed by Wisconsin Administrative Code,” Chapter GAB-20(https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/publication/70/gab020_pdf_13121.pdf)
Wisconsin Campaign Finance Information System (https://cfis.wi.gov/#) provides access to candidates’ election committee and Political Action Committee campaign finance filings.
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
Find useful voter information including:
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