2021 Spring Election

Tuesday, April 6, 2021


March 17: Last day to register by mail and online

March 23: First day for in person absentee voting at your Municipal Clerk's office or satellite location

April 1: Last date to request an absentee ballot for the Spring Election

April 2: Last day to register at your Municipal Clerk's office

April 6: Spring Election

Voter Registration for in person and absentee voting for the Spring Primary election

  • Go to myvote.wi.gov to register online. The deadline to register online and by mail is March 17.

  • Register in person at your Municipal Clerk's office 

  • Register at an early voting, in-person absentee voting site

  • Register at the polls on Election Day

Milwaukee Spring Election Calendar (English)

Milwaukee Spring Election Calendar (Spanish)

Waukesha Spring Election Calendar (English)

Waukesha Spring Election Calendar (Spanish)

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

  • You must be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot.

  • March 23: The first day for in-person absentee voting at your Municipal Clerk or a satellite location. Start dates and office hours vary by municipality. Visit myvote.wi.gov to find your municipal clerk office's contact information and learn more about absentee voting in-person for the upcoming election. 

  • Request your absentee ballot online at https://myvote.wi.gov

  • Do it NOW to avoid postal delays. Be prepared to upload a photo of your driver license or other valid photo ID for voting if one is not on file or you do not use the "indefinitely confined" option.

  • Build in time for you to receive your absentee ballot and return it. The official deadline to request an absentee ballot is April 1 for the Spring Election. 

  • You may return your absentee ballot to an early voting site or to a special, secure drop box that your Municipal Clerk may make available.

  • If you request an absentee ballot you may still choose to vote in person. Just destroy the absentee ballot if you have received it. Do Not Vote Twice.

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.