When do we vote?
Wisconsin's spring primary election will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
The spring election will be Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
Local and state nonpartisan candidates will be on your ballot.
Polling places are open on election day from 7:00am to 8:00pm.
Wisconsin's fall primary election will be Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
The fall election will be Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
This election will include Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, odd-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, and all Wisconsin Assembly seats.
Where do I vote?
Use this website to find your polling place.
I have questions!
The website of the new State of Wisconsin Elections Commission is a great resource.
Or call your municipal clerk.
Here is a guide for first-time voters.
Do I need an ID to vote? Yes.
Photo ID information
Can I get a Voter ID even if I don't have a birth certificate or any other paperwork? Yes.
Here is the process.
Where do I get a State ID Card or receipt?
Goto a WI Dept. of Motor Vehicles service center. The DMV issues free IDs for voting.
Is there anyone who will help me get a Voter ID?
Yes. Call the ACLU's Voting Rights Project for assistance at 608.285.2141.
Do I need to register to vote? Only if you are not registered or changed your name or address.
Check here to see if you are registered to vote.
If you are not registered to vote, you may register at your polling place on election day.
You may now register online. (Stipulations and deadlines apply.)
- Need to update your address? Click here.
- Then register to vote. The address on your card doesn't matter
Do I have to go to the poll? If it is hard for you to get to your poll, you can vote with an absentee ballot.
Request an absentee ballot.
Not around on Election Day?
Vote early. No excuse is required. Visit your municipal clerk's office to vote. Early voting begins on the third Monday before an election and ends at 7:00pm on the Friday before an election.
Who can vote?
If you are at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and have resided at your address for at least 10 days before election day, you have the right to vote.
(If you have been convicted of a felony, you may not vote until the sentence, including probation, paraole, or extended supervision, has been served. You may also not vote if you have been declared incompetent to vote by a court.)
How do I decide who to vote for? Read this.
- Find out how your state legislators voted
- During campaign time, attend candidate forums, listen to debates, ask questions
- Search newspaper archives for news stories; read newspapers--your library subscribes to several local, state, and national newspapers
- League of Women Voters of Winnebago County
- Here is how to spot fake news
- Receive a fun summary of daily news from The Skimm
Who represents me now? Here is a list.