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Voting Basics and Resources

Who can vote in Wisconsin?


To vote in the state of Wisconsin, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • 18 years of age or older
  • A resident of Wisconsin
  • One whose felony conviction has been served in full, including probation, parole or extended supervision
  • Registered to vote




What types of elections are there?


Primary elections

A primary determines the candidate(s) for a general election when 2 or more members of one political party (partisan election) or 3 or more candidates (nonpartisan election) run for the same position.

  • Spring Primary: ​Third Tuesday in February
  • Fall Partisan Primary (even years): ​Second Tuesday in August

General Elections

  • Spring Election (first Tuesday in April every year): For judicial and non-partisan municipal, county and educational officials
  • Fall General Election (Tuesday after the first Monday in November, even years): For U.S. Senators and Representatives, President, Governor and State and County offices

Special Elections

  • Special elections may be held to fill vacancies or for other purposes

Referendums

A referendum is a popular vote on a specific issue of government and may occur in an election.




Where can I find more resources?


Resources

My Vote Wisconsin

myvote.wi.gov

  • Register to vote online
  • Check your voter registration status
  • Find your polling place and see what’s on your ballot
  • Request an absentee ballot and check provisional ballot status
  • Available in English and Spanish

Bring It to the Ballot

bringit.wi.gov

1-866-868-3947

  • How to get a free Wisconsin ID
  • List of acceptable photo IDs needed to vote in Wisconsin
  • Available in English and Spanish

Wisconsin Elections Commission

elections.wi.gov

1-866-868-3947

  • Official website for voting information

City of Milwaukee Election Commission

city.milwaukee.gov/election

414-286-3491