These are the most commonly asked questions or items that you will need to know to vote on November 8.
Confirm Your Voter Registration
Visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/RegisterToVote and search by your name and birthdate to confirm your voter registration information is accurate.
Register to Vote
You can register to vote at the polls on election day or prior to election day through November 4, 2016 at your municipal clerk’s office. To register to vote, you will need to bring proof of residence, such as your driver’s license or state ID card, a property tax bill, a residential lease, a utility bill, etc. Wisconsin law requires 10 days of residence to register at a specific address.
Now through November 4, 2016, you can “early vote” in Wisconsin via the In-Person Absentee voting process. Voters may request and vote with an absentee ballot in-person in their municipal clerk’s office. Office hours vary by municipality. Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours.
The deadline to request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is November 3, 2016. All voters in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for any reason. Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot. Confirm your registration here: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/RegisterToVote and request an absentee ballot or contact your municipal clerk for more information. Absentee ballots must be received by your municipal clerk by 8 p.m. on November 8, 2016.
Find Your Polling Place
Visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/FindMyPollingPlace and enter your residential address to determine your polling place for in person, election day voting.
Bring an ID to Vote
You will need to bring photo identification to vote. For a full overview of the photo ID requirement, please visit the Elections Commission website: http://www.gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/photo-id
There are some exceptions to the photo ID requirement for military absentee, people who cannot leave their residence indefinitely and for religious reasons. For more information on these exceptions, please visit: http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/are-there-exceptions-new-law
Get a Free Wisconsin Identification Card
If you do not have any of the IDs mentioned in these lists, please make plans to visit a Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office to request a free Wisconsin Identification Card for the purposes of voting.
For a full list of valid documentation, please visit http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/how-do-i-get-free-state-id-card
For a list of the DMV locations, visit: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/online-srvcs/find-dmv/default.aspx
Preview Your Ballot, Do Your Homework, Study the Candidates
Spend some time digging into true facts of the election and review the candidates at every level of the ballot. If you are not sure who is on your ballot, visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/PreviewMyBallot to preview your ballot.