Guide to Voting

1. Voter registration

Deadline to Register/update: OCTOBER 14, 2020

Link to Application: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/RegisterToVote

2. Check Your registration

Why check your registration? Your address is where election officials send notices, application forms to receive your ballot in the mail, and more. Additionally, poll workers will check if the address on your voter registration matches the address on your ID at the polls.

Check and Update Voter Registration Here


  • Is your name spelled correctly? (Correct hyphenations, middle initials, etc)
  • Correct Address
  • Active Voter Status (if not update by sending in another online/mail voter application)
  • Correct Date of Birth
  • Correct Political Party preference

3. Order your mail ballot

Deadline for absentee mail ballot application: Must be received by October 30, 2020 5pm

We recommend requesting your advance mail ballot as soon as possible and well in advance of this deadline in order to ensure that you receive your ballot in time.

Request Mail-In Ballot Here: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee

Deadline to return absentee mail Ballot: 
receieved on or before november 3, 2020 

 Surrender Rule:

Wisconsin has a surrender rule. It is also an Election Day voter registration state.

Reid Magney, Public Information Officer at the Wisconsin Election Commission, explained that all voters could show up at an in-person polling place and vote with a regular ballot. This applies to a vote who applied for, but did not receive, an absentee ballot. It also applies to a voter who received an absentee ballot and sent it back but does not believe that it will arrive on time.

The only reason a Wisconsin voter is issued a provisional ballot is because they could not present an accepted form of state-issued ID when showing up at a polling place

    4. Early voting information

    • Early voting is available 14 days prior to Election Day until the Sunday preceding Election Day. Early voting dates Vary by Locality – Contact your local election office.
      • Voter’s can find their municipal clerk’s office at this website: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyMunicipalClerk
        • Voters can cast in-person absentee ballots at the municipal clerk’s office, and/or at an alternative site designated by the municipality.
        • For more information regarding federal, state and local elections visit your state election official online: https://elections.wi.gov/

         5. Be a poll worker

        • Become a poll worker! Election offices are expecting shortages in poll workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
        • Poll workers must be 16 years old or over, and a registered voter (if 18 or older) in their county

        6. Additional Questions?



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