Election Dates - 2020

Spring Election/Presidential Primary - Tuesday, April 7

Last day to register to vote online extended to March 30.

  • Voters who need to register may also do so in person at their municipal clerk's office until the Friday before the election and on Election Day at the polling place. Find your municipal clerk at myvote.wi.gov.

  • The deadline for mail-in registrations has passed.

Fall Primary - Tuesday, August 11

Last date to register to vote online and by mail:

July 22

Fall General Election - Tuesday, November 3

Last date to register to vote online and by mail:

October 14


Early Voting Closed in the City of Milwaukee

In-person absentee or “early” voting in the City of Milwaukee will no longer be operating at the city’s three locations due to increased COVID-19 exposure risk and insufficient staffing levels. 


For information on other municipalities find your municipal clerk here and contact them.

Candidate information and survey responses are available at VOTE411.

Visit myvote.wi.gov to

  • Register to vote. See below for registering to vote in person on election day.

  • Locate your municipal clerk.

  • See who is on your ballot.

  • Find where you vote.

  • Apply for an absentee ballot.

Photo ID Requirements

Check bringit.wi.gov or click here for information about what photo ID is required.


To obtain a photo ID for voting purposes visit the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Photo IDs are free for voting purposes.

  • No birth certificate? The DMV can assist you.

  • Questions? Call the DMV voter ID hotline: (844) 588-1069

  • Still need help? - In the Milwaukee area, call VoteRiders at 414-882-8622.

Absentee Voting or Early Voting

  • By mail: Anyone can request to vote absentee by mail. Request an absentee ballot by March 30 at myvote.wi.gov or by asking your clerk. “Indefinitely confined” absentee voters DO NOT need a photo ID.

  • Early voting hours for the City of Milwaukee are listed at left when they become available. For early voting hours and locations in your municipality, contact your clerk’s office. Find your municipal clerk at myvote.wi.gov.

Registering to Vote on Election Day

  • You can still register and vote at the polls on Election Day.

  • To register, you must provide proof of where you live (proof of residence). Proof documents list HERE.

  • To vote, you must have acceptable photo ID. Picture guide HERE.

  • No Photo ID? Ask for a provisional ballot and return to your clerk with documentation by Friday after the Election.

  • WATCH how to use voting machines in Milwaukee County.

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