Voter Registration in Wisconsin
As versatile as the Wisconsin DMV is in offering services to the public, from registering your vehicle to signing up for organ donation, Wisconsin is one of the few states that does not offer voter registration at the DMV offices.
However, that doesn't mean you should forfeit your right to vote; there are other places to register.
Basically it boils down to:
- You must be 18 years old.
- You must be a United State citizen.
- You must have lived in the area for 28 days before the election with no intent of moving
Note, too, that you can only vote once during the election.
Here's what to do:
- Complete an Application for Voter Registration
- Mail the completed application to your local municipal clerk (first-time voters must include proof of residency)
NOTE: The application must be postmarked no later than the 20th day before the election.
Register with your local municipal clerk on the Friday before the election. Be sure to bring:
- Your Wisconsin-issued driver license. If you don't have a license you must know either the last four digits of your Social Security number or ID card.
Wisconsin election laws make it easy to register to vote, and you can even register to vote at your local polling place on the day of the election if you are not already registered.
Be sure to bring:
- Your Wisconsin driver license. Or, if you do not own one, have either your Social Security number or ID card.
- Proof residency.
- Download and complete an absentee ballot.
- Mail it to your local municipal clerk. The application must be received by the clerk no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election.
Request by E-Mail or Fax
You may use fax or e-mail to request an absentee ballot from your municipal clerk. Your request MUST include your signature, otherwise your absentee ballot will be nullified. Your request must be received by the clerk no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election.
This may done up until 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election. You will be required to vote immediately. You cannot leave the municipal clerk's office with the ballot.
Wisconsin makes it easy to find out not only the results of the most recent election, but the results of past elections, too. Just visit their Elections Web page and click on the year you're interested in.
Are you thinking about running for office? If so, Wisconsin provides all the information you need to know, whether you're running for a partisan office or non-partisan offices, and even if you're interested in write-in candidacy. Refer to their Candidate Registration Web page for all details.
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