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Requirements to vote:

  • 18 years old on or by Election Day.

  • US citizen.

  • Resident at your address in Wisconsin for at least 10 days before an election, unless it is a presidential one. You must provide Proof of Residence regardless of how you register.

  • Not been convicted of a felony, or if convicted, have had your rights restored upon completion of sentence, including prison, parole, and probation. If you are in jail serving a misdemeanor sentence or awaiting trial, you are eligible to vote.

How do I register?

  • In the state of Wisconsin, you can register online, via mail, in person, or at the polls on Election Day.

  • To register online, you must have a valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State of Wisconsin ID card issued by the Wisconsin DMV. You can register to vote online at: To register online, the voter must enter a name, date of birth, Driver License or ID number, and an address that matches what is on file with the Wisconsin DMV. If your information doesn’t match, you can register via mail.

    • The deadline to register online is at least 20 days before Election Day.

  • To register via mail, print, sign, and mail the form at to your municipal clerk. If you are registering via mail, you can use any of the forms of Proof of Residence except a residential lease.

    • Your form must be postmarked 20 days before Election Day.

  • To register in person at your municipal clerk’s office, you must bring your Proof of Residence and fill out a voter registration form in-person. 

    • The deadline to register in-person is the Friday before Election Day at 5:00 p.m. or the close of business, whichever is later. 

  • You do not have to indicate your party affiliation to vote in either the General or the primary elections.

  • You must re-register if you have legally changed your name or moved to a new address.

Can I pre-register?

  • Wisconsin does not have any specific policy listed on pre-registration; you should contact your local county clerk’s office for more information.

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