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Wisconsin voter registration guide

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Wisconsin voter registration deadlines

  • Register to vote (online): Received by October 14, 2020
  • Register to vote (by mail): Postmarked by October 14, 2020
  • Register to vote (in person): Received by November 3, 2020

Check your Wisconsin voter registration status

  • If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Wisconsin registration using the Wisconsin voter registration lookup tool.
  • If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.

Wisconsin voter registration rules

To register in Wisconsin you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Wisconsin for at least 28 days
  • be 18 years old by Election Day
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed parole and probation
  • not be incapable of understanding the objective of the elective process or be under guardianship

Register to vote online in Wisconsin

  • You must include your Wisconsin driver's license number or Wisconsin state ID number with your online voter registration application.
  • Visit the Wisconsin online voter registration tool.
  • Fill out all the required fields.
  • You will be registered to vote as soon as you finish the workflow.
  • You should receive your voter registration card in the mail within 2-3 weeks. If not, you might want to follow up with your Local Election Office.
  • The deadline to register to vote online is received by October 14, 2020.

Register to vote by mail in Wisconsin

  1. Download and fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Wisconsin driver license or DOT-issued ID card number. If you don't have one, enter the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, write "NONE" in the box.
  3. Box 7 - Choice of Party: Not required
  4. Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Not required
  5. Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
  6. You must include proof of residence with your voter registration form. Proof of residence include a bank statement, utility bill, paycheck, or any government document that shows your name and current home address. Residential lease documents may not be used as proof of residence when registering by mail.
  7. Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
  8. Your voter registration form must be postmarked by October 14, 2020

Register to vote in person in Wisconsin

  1. Contact your Local Election Office to find where to register to vote in person.
  2. Wisconsin voters must provide their Wisconsin driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must physically or electronically show a valid document with their name and address, such as their driver's license, a bank statement, or a utility bill.

Local Election Office

Contact your Local Election Office if you have questions about Wisconsin voter registration.

Statewide election office

This is the statewide agency that is ultimately responsible for Wisconsin elections. You can contact them with questions, but your Local Election Office will probably respond faster.

Wisconsin Elections Commission  
212 East Washington Avenue, Third Floor  
P.O. Box 7984  
Madison, WI 53707‐7984