ABOUT THIS STATE

Badgers, badgers, badgers. Everyone is counting on you this year. We love you and your Giannis and your cheese curds -- anything you need this year, you let us know. We’ll come shovel your driveway if it means getting out a few more votes in Waukesha County. And 2023 is just as crucial as ever. You're voting for a new state supreme court justice, with the potential to flip the ideological balance of the Court from conservative to liberal. This comes as the Court is expected to hear critical cases about gerrymandering, voter access, and the 1849 abortion ban currently restricting reproductive choice in the state. It's going to be the most expensive judicial race ever and easily the most important election of 2023.

Key Dates

Feb 1

Primary Voter Registration Deadline (online and by mail)

Feb 7 – Feb 19

Early Voting (varies by municipality)

Feb 16

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (by mail and online)

Feb 17

Primary Voter Registration Deadline (in-person at Clerk's office))

Feb 19

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline (in-person)

Feb 21

Primary Voter Registration Available (in-person at polling place)

Feb 21

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Feb 21

Primary Election Day

Apr 4

General Election Day

Wisconsin Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Head to myvote.wi.gov to double check that you're registered, update your registration, or get registered for the first time!

    CHECK HERE
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Yes, you can register during part of early voting and on Election Day, but you may not register on the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday preceding the election. (So why wait? Do it now!)

    Do it
  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes. Any qualified elector who registers to vote in Wisconsin is eligible to request an absentee ballot. Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse to vote absentee. Even better news? You can request to get your ballots by mail for the whole year. Request your absentee ballot here.

    Request your ballot
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! In-person absentee voting runs from February 7th to February 19th for the Spring Primary, but dates and hours vary by municipality so check before you go!

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  • Do I need an ID?

    Yes, yes you do, if you're voting in person or voting absentee for the first time. A state driver's license, state ID card, military ID card, US passport, tribal ID, certificate of naturalization, state accredited college ID with signature, or a receipt from the DMV saying your petition for an ID is in process — all of those would work. Get all the details below from VoteRiders.

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  • How do I return my ballot?

    If you are voting absentee, you can return your ballot by mail or in-person. Unfortunately, drop boxes are no longer available. For in-person voting, polling places will be open from 7am to 8pm, and you can find the polling place closest to you here.

    Find Your Polling Place

SINCE YOU LAST VOTED…

Since 2020, it’s become harder to cast your ballot in Wisconsin. Here are the changes you need to pay attention to:

When casting your vote…

  • The Wisconsin Supreme Court has recently banned drop boxes, so you’ll need to find another way of handing in your absentee ballot.
  • Additionally, no one can deliver a ballot on behalf of another person anymore (even the elderly and disabled will need to place their own absentee ballots in the mail).

Resources

  • Find the details on accessible voting in your state, including early voting, Election Day voting, mail voting, and accessible mail voting tools for people with print disabilities.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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