Be a voter in the next election

The fall primary is August 13, 2024. Check out our 2024 voter guide or use the information below to make a voting plan!

Step 1: Register!

Check your voter registration to make sure you’re registered to vote. You can register to vote online, by mail, or in-person on Election Day. If you register at the polls, bring proof of residence with you (it’s OK if it’s electronic – like on your phone).


Step 2: Read what’s on the ballot! 

Learn what’s on the ballot in Wisconsin and your municipality, and see how by being a voter you can protect our future. 

What's on my balloT?

Step 3: Make a plan!  

On Election Day, polls are open 7am - 8pm. Find out the location of your nearest polling place, and make a concrete plan to get there. Alternatively, learn how to vote early or absentee below.

Find your polling place

Step 4: Bring your ID!

When you vote in person early or on Election Day, remember to bring a valid ID. Need help getting an ID to vote? Call 608-285-2141.

Voter ID FAQ

Step 5: Vote your values! 

Make a plan to vote in this election, and encourage your friends and family to do the same. 

Vote by mail

If you have an absentee ballot, follow the instructions provided to fill it out properly. Remember that you need a witness! The witness must watch you complete the ballot, you and your witness must sign the envelope, and your witness must write their FULL address on it. Once you've completed your ballot, you can send it back in the mail.

Voters with disabilities can have someone help them return their ballot. Find more information on absentee ballot return assistance from Disability Rights Wisconsin.

We reccomend that you mail your ballot back no later than 7 days before Election Day. After that, you can hand deliver your absentee ballot to your clerk’s office, polling place, or central count location if your community uses one. You must return it by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Early voting

You don't have to wait for Election Day to vote at the polls. Early voting is available in many locations across Wisconsin, now including the UWM and MATC campuses.

Find early voting polling locations and hours for your area. Don't forget your ID!

Voting after a criminal conviction

Most people in Wisconsin jails are eligible to vote, including those awaiting trial who have not yet been convicted, and those with a misdemeanor as their most serious conviction. People convicted with a felony have the right to vote in Wisconsin once they are off paper.

Use our guide to learn if and how you can vote.

Problems when voting?

Call Wisconsin Election Protection at 866-687-8683.