Voter Information

What YOU Need to Know as a Wisconsin VOTER

 

The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for enforcement of Wisconsin’s 2011 Voter ID Law.

The next statewide election at which photo ID will be required is the Partisan Primary on August 9, 2016.

For more information on Wisconsin’s Voter ID Law visit the Bring It to the Ballot web page at: http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/


Anyone who does not have a state ID card should take advantage of the opportunity to get one for free. The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a process that allows people to obtain a free State ID card for voting purposes, even if the person does not have a birth certificate. More information is available at the Wisconsin DMV website: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/apply/petition-process.htm.

Also, the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds provides free birth certificates for voting purposes. For more information go to: http://county.milwaukee.gov/VtialRecordsSystem9855.htm.

To find out where to vote, view a sample ballot, or for other voter information, go to My Vote Wisconsin at: https://myvote.wi.gov/.

Get a photo ID and bring it to the polls on Election Day.  Without a photo ID, you cannot vote in 2016.  A Wisconsin ID card, driver license, state ID card or driver license receipt, passport book or card, military ID, tribal ID, certificate of naturalization, and some student IDs are among the acceptable forms of ID for voting purposes.

 

WHAT DO PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOTER ID. Click Here for an informational fact sheet.

WHAT DO SENIORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOTER ID. Click Here for more information.

Some important things to remember about voting in Wisconsin: 
  1. Please register to vote if you are not already registered -

          Go to this Milwaukee County Election Commission link to find out how to register to vote.

          Click HERE for the link.

          

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have provided answers to the most frequently asked questions below. 

If your question is not answered here or on the State website, MyVote.wi.gov

Where do I register to vote?

Up until 25 days before an election, you can register in person at the Milwaukee County Election Commission or with your local municipality.  If you would like to register with us, we are located at the Milwaukee County Courthouse-Room G-10, 901 North 9th Street, Milwaukee.  If you are a City of Milwaukee resident, click here.  For other municipalities, click here.

 

On the day of the election, you must register to vote at your polling place.

Where do I vote? (Where is my polling place?)

To find out where you vote (your polling place), use the State's Voter Public Access website, MyVote.wi.gov.

How do I get an Absentee Ballot?

You can get an Absentee Ballot from your local municipality.  If you are a City of Milwaukee resident, click here.  If you live in another municipality, click here.

Am I a registered voter?

To find out if you are an active registered voter, use the State's Voter Public Access website, MyVote.wi.gov.

Can I see a sample ballot?

The State's Voter Public Access website, MyVote.wi.gov allows you to view a sample ballot.

Where do I report election violations or complaints?

You can report suspected election violations or complaints to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office, Public Integrity Unit at (414) 278-4645.  Please do not call this number with routine election questions such as "Where do I vote?", "Am I registered to vote?", etc.  If you have a routine question and you live in the City of Milwaukee, call (414) 286-VOTE (8683).  Otherwise, click here to find your local Clerk's Office.

 

ELECTION DATES AND DEADLINES 

Partisan Primary - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

July 20           Last day to register to vote by mail.

July 25           First day for In-Person Absentee Voting (Location to be determined)

August 4        Last day (5:00 pm) to request absentee ballots by mail.

August 5        Last day (5:00 pm) for In-Person Absentee Voting

Fall General Election - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

October 19     Last day to register to vote by mail.

October 24     First day for In-Person Absentee Voting (Zeidler Municipal Building)

November 3    Last day (5:00 pm) to request absentee ballots by mail.

November 4    Last day (5:00 pm) for In-Person Absentee Voting

 

 

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