2020 Elections

Fall Primary Election - Tuesday, August 11

Last date to register to vote online and by mail:

July 22

Last day to request an absentee ballot:

August 6

Fall General Election - Tuesday, November 3

Last date to register to vote online and by mail:

October 14


The 2020 Fall Primary Election on August 11 is a partisan primary that determines the candidate(s) who will be on the ballot for the November 3 general election. If there are more than 2 candidates running for the same office as a Democrat, a Republican or other political party they will appear on the fall primary ballot. Candidates on the August 11 ballot could include:


Milwaukee County Offices

District Attorney - County Clerk - County Treasurer - Register of Deeds - Wisconsin State Senate (Districts 4, 6, 8, 28) - Wisconsin State Assembly (Districts 7,8,9,10,11,12,13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 84) - U.S. Congress District 4   


Waukesha County Offices

District Attorney - County Clerk - County Treasurer - Register of Deeds - Wisconsin State Senate (Districts 8, 28) - Wisconsin State Assembly (Districts 13,14,15,22,24,33, 38, 83, 84, 97,98,99) - 

U.S. Congress (Districts 1, 5) 

Candidate information and survey responses are available at VOTE411 prior to each election. Check back closer to the election date if the information has not yet been published.

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 April 3, 5:00 p.m., 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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