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
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
First day for municipal clerk to issue absentee ballots by agent to hospitalized electors.August 2, 2016
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
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
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
Last day (12 noon) for write-in candidates to file registration statement for the Partisan Primary.August 5, 2016
Deadline (8:00 p.m.) for absentee ballots to be delivered to the polling place.August 9, 2016
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
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
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
First day for clerks to issue absentee ballots in person in the clerk’s office. October 24, 2016
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
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
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
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
Deadline (8:00 p.m.) for absentee ballots to be delivered to the polling place. November 8, 2016
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.

If you do not have a photo ID, you are allowed to vote by provisional ballot. You can bring your photo ID to the polling place by 8:00 p.m. You may also present your photo ID to the municipal clerk in person by 4 p.m. the Friday after the Election. If you provide photo ID by the deadline, the ballot will count. If you do not provide photo ID by the deadline, your ballot will not count.

AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY

  • If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you reside at your present location. For purposes of voter registration, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include:
  • A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
  • A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.

Proof of Residence

The following constitute acceptable Proof-of-Residence if the document contains your current name and address and is valid on Election Day:

  • A current and valid Wisconsin driver license.
  • A current and valid Wisconsin identification card.
  • Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  • Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
  • A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (NOT for first-time voters registering by mail).
  • A university, college or technical institute identification card (must include photo), ONLY if the bearer provides a fee receip dated within the last nine months or the institution provides a certified housing list to the municipal clerk.
  • A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
  • Bank statement.
  • Paycheck.
  • A check or other document issued by a unit of government.

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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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