COVID-19 Advisory: Milwaukee officials have announced that they will mail absentee ballot applications to all voters for the election. Other cities/counties are considering similar measures and we will update as they announce.
Who is eligible to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail?
Any registered Wisconsin voter can vote absentee. No excuse is required.
Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?
If you have not previously provided a copy of your acceptable photo ID (see below) with a prior absentee ballot application, a copy of your photo ID must accompany your first absentee ballot request.
Indefinitely confined voters, confidential voters, and military and permanent overseas voters do not need to provide a photo ID with their absentee ballot request.
Acceptable photo ID
- WI driver’s license*
- WI state ID card*
- US military ID card*
- US Passport*
- Veterans Affairs Card – Unexpired or no expiration date
- WI tribal ID card – Can be current or expired
- Certificate of Naturalization – Issued within 2 years of voting
- WI-Accredited College ID with signature – Expires within 2 years of issuance date.
- DMV receipt: ID Petition Process
*OK if expired after Nov. 6, 2018
Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?
No, but one adult witness must sign the absentee certificate envelope and provide their address.
Last update: May 18, 2020