State of Wisconsin Voting Requirements


U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Wisconsin State Primary Election held on Tue Aug 9, 2022



New Voter Registration

  • Online by Wed Jul 20, 2022
  • Postmarked by Wed Jul 20, 2022
  • In-Person, Received by Fri Aug 5, 2022 5:00pm
  • Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Aug 9, 2022

Absentee Ballot Request

Received by Thu Aug 4, 2022 5:00pm CDT

Absentee Ballot Return

Received by Tue Aug 9, 2022 8:00pm CDT

In-Person Absentee Voting

Dates Vary by County. Contact Local Election Office. - Deadline Dates Vary by Locality
Wisconsin utilizes an open primary system; registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.


You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at the polls on Election Day

You must have resided in Wisconsin at least 28 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

In-person absentee voting runs for two weeks before Election Day, ending on the Friday before the election. Please check with your municipal clerk for regular office hours.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in Wisconsin if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Wisconsin
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 28 days prior to the election

You are NOT eligible to vote in Wisconsin if:

  • You are in prison or detention or jail or penal institution
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony
  • You are otherwise disqualified from voting
  • You are currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Wisconsin if:

  • You reside in Wisconsin but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Wisconsin
  • You provide a valid photo student ID from a college/university in Wisconsin at the polls

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Wisconsin you should provide:

  • Your Wisconsin Driver's License or State/non-driver ID Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you do not have a Wisconsin Driver’s License, Wisconsin ID or Social Security number and need help getting ID, go to

In order to complete your voter registration in Wisconsin, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Accepted IDs include:

  • Valid Student ID accompanied by tuition receipt
  • Valid Student ID accompanied by on-campus housing listing that denotes US Citizenship
  • Property Tax Bill or Receipt dated within the current year or within a year prior to the election date
  • Utility Bill not older than 90 days
  • Letter from a homeless organization verifying your residence location for purposes of voter registration
  • Lease (exception: not valid for registration by mail)
  • Wisconsin ID Card
  • Valid Employee ID with photo
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Valid Wisconsin issued ID
  • Valid Wisconsin Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
  • Bank Statement, Paycheck or Government Check

Voting In-Person

In Wisconsin, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Wisconsin Driver's License
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid ID Issued by the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles, Transportation, Highway Safety, etc.
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Military ID

If you do not have an ID from the above list, in Wisconsin additional, acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Driving Receipt Issued by DOT not more than 45 Days before Election
  • Valid Student ID Issued not less than two years after Date of Issuance accompanied by Separate Document to Prove Enrollment
  • Certificate of Naturalization Dated no earlier than two years prior to the Date of the Election
  • Citation or Notice of Intent to Suspend Wisconsin Issued Driver License Dated within 60 Days of Election

If you do not have one of the Wisconsin valid IDs and need help getting ID, go to

Vote-by-Mail / Absentee

  • When applying for an absentee ballot, include a copy of your photo ID.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

Blank Ballot To Voter


Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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