Upcoming Elections in Wisconsin

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM

The polls at every election shall be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Any elector waiting to vote, whether within the polling booth or in the line outside the booth at the time the polls officially close, shall be permitted to vote.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is, you can use myvote.wi.gov to register to vote, check your voter registration status, find your polling place, see what's on your ballot, request an absentee ballot (military and permenant overseas voters only), and check provisional ballot status.

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

August 9,2016 - 2016 Partisan Primary`
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Last day for electors to register to vote by mail or by Special Registration Deputy in Partisan Primary. Mailed registrations must be postmarked no later than this date. (After this date, electors must register in person in municipal clerk\\\'s office or at the polls). July 20,2016
Absentee Ballot Begins: First day for municipal clerk to issue absentee ballots by agent to hospitalized electors. August 2,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day (5:00 p.m.) for electors (except for military electors and indefinitely confined electors) to request absentee ballots by mail for Partisan Primary. August 4,2016
Candidate Ballot Access - Write-In candidates ballot access deadline: Last day (12 noon) for write-in candidates to file registration statement for the Partisan Primary. August 5,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last day (5:00 p.m.) for electors to register to vote in the Partisan Primary in the municipal clerk\'s office. August 5,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - In Person: Last day (7:00 p.m.) for electors to make application in person to the municipal clerk for absentee ballots to vote in the Partisan Primary (except for hospitalized electors and sequestered jurors). August 5,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - UOCAVA citizens: Last day (5:00 p.m.) for military electors who are on active duty away from their voting residence to request absentee ballots by mail. August 9,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Deadline (8:00 p.m.) for absentee ballots to be delivered to the polling place. August 9,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Deadline (4:00 p.m.) for all absentee ballots to be delivered via USPS to the municipal clerk (must be postmarked by Election Day august 9). August 12,2016
November 8,2016 - General Election Day at 7:00am - 8:00pm`
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Last day for electors to register to voteby mail or by Special Registration Deputy in General Election. Mailed registrations must be postmarked no later than this date.(After this date, electors must register in person in municipal clerk\'s office or at the polls). October 19,2016
Absentee Ballot Begins: First day for clerks to issue absentee ballots in person in the clerk’s office. October 24,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day (5:00 p.m.) for electors (except military electors and indefinitely confined electors) to request absentee ballots by mail for General Election. November 3,2016
Voter Registration deadline - In Person: Last day (5:00 p.m.) for electors to register to vote in the General Election in the municipal clerk\'s office. November 4,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - In Person: Last day (7:00 p.m.) for electors to make application in person to the municipal clerk for absentee ballots to vote in the General Election (except hospitalized electors and sequestered jurors). November 4,2016
Absentee Ballot Request deadline - By Mail: Last day (5:00 p.m.) for indefinitely confined electors and military electors who are NOT on active duty away from their residence to request absentee ballots by mail for General Election. November 4,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - In Person: Deadline (8:00 p.m.) for absentee ballots to be delivered to the polling place. November 8,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline - By Mail: Deadline (4:00 p.m.) for all absentee ballots to be delivered via USPS to the municipal clerk (must be postmarked by Election Day November 8). November 11,2016
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Time Off For Voting:

Employees are entitled to up to 3 hours leave to vote. The employee must request leave before Election Day. Pay can be deducted for time lost. The employer can set the time for leave to vote.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM

Remember to bring an acceptable photo ID to the polling place. You should also bring along proof of residence, in case you need to register at the polls.

Voters should have their photo ID ready when they enter the polling place.

AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY

  • The voter’s photo ID must be one of the acceptable documents specified by law.
  • The voter’s photo ID must be current. For WI driver licenses and WI state ID cards, military IDs, and passports, they can be expired, if they expired since the last General Election – currently November 4, 2014.
  • The voter’s photo ID must reasonably resemble the voter.
  • -The voter’s photo ID must have the voter’s name on it.

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Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

WISCONSIN: Yes

Wisconsin allows you to register to vote at the polling place in your election district or an alternate polling place on Election Day if you provide identification and proof of residence.You can also register in person at the municipal clerk's office up until 5 p.m. on the day before the election, provided you sign a registration form and present proof of residence.

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