Voter Registration in Wisconsin

Get registered and ready to vote in Wisconsin! 

This page covers:

   Wisconsin Voter Eligibility Requirements 
   Wisconsin Voter Registration ID Requirements
➜   How to Register to Vote in Wisconsin 
   Frequently Asked Questions

Registering to vote is just the first step. Check Wisconsin’s voter ID requirements and make sure you have the right ID to cast a ballot that counts.




Wisconsin Voter Eligibility Requirements

You must register before you can vote in Wisconsin.

You are eligible to vote in Wisconsin if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of the United States.
  • You are a resident of Wisconsin at least 28 days before the election
  • You are at least 18 years of age on Election Day.
  • You register to vote on or before Election Day.

You cannot register to vote in Wisconsin if:

  • You have been convicted of a felony and your civil rights have not been restored.
  • You have been declared incapable by a court of law.
  • You are directly or indirectly involved in a bet or wager that depends on election results.




Wisconsin Voter Registration ID Requirements

To register to vote:

  • You must provide your driver’s license number or state ID number if you have one.
  • If you do not have either of these IDs, you can use the last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
  • If you do not have a Social Security number, then leave that space blank on your registration form.

If don’t provide any of these numbers or the state can’t match the number your provide to official records, you will have to show an accepted form of ID the first time you vote.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Wisconsin allows you to register and vote on Election Day and during most of the early voting period (up until the Friday before the election).

You must present proof of residency with your name and current address. Common examples include:

  • Wisconsin driver’s license
  • Wisconsin state ID card
  • Any ID issued Wisconsin government
  • Recent real estate tax bill
  • Student ID and a fee receipt from the past 9 months
  • Utility bill from the last 90 days
  • Bank or credit card statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check or document
  • Letter from a social service agency for voters without permanent housing
  • Rental lease
  • Paperwork from a nursing home or assisted living facility

You also need to show a photo ID that is accepted for voting.

The deadline to register online or by mail is 20 days before Election Day.

You can check your voter information using this form. If you cannot find your information or something is incorrect, contact your municipal clerk’s office

We recommend that you check your voter information before each election’s voter registration deadline. This will give you time to submit a new registration if your information is missing or incorrect.  

You can also use the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s website to check your registration and find your polling location.

Each state has its own laws about whether citizens with previous criminal convictions can vote.

To check your eligibility to register to vote in Wisconsin use Restore Your Vote

You can also learn more by reading this blog post: Can People Convicted of a Felony Vote in the United States?

College students are allowed to vote using their Wisconsin school residence address. You can decide if you prefer to register in your home state or in Wisconsin if you attend school there. You may only be registered and vote in one location.

Wisconsin accepts some student IDs for voting. Check the state’s requirements here.


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How to Register to Vote in Wisconsin

Submit the form below to register in Wisconsin online.

You can also complete this PDF form and return it to your municipal clerk.

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