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. Wisconsin is holding its statewide primary and general elections on August 9 and November 8, respectively. Local primary elections will be taking place on February 15 with local general elections taking place on April 5. Here’s what you need to know about voting in Wisconsin this year. (Source: Ballot Ready)

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Key Dates

Feb 15

Local Primaries

Mar 16

Spring Election Registration Deadline (online/by mail)

Apr 1

Spring Election Vote By Mail Request Deadline

Apr 5

Local Elections

Jul 20

Primary Election Registration Deadline (By mail or online, in-person registration is available through Election Day)

Aug 4

Primary Election Vote By Mail Request Deadline

Aug 9

Statewide Primary Election / Vote By Mail Return Deadline

Nov 8

General Election

Wisconsin Voter Guide

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

    We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

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

    Yes, you can register on Election Day (but why wait? Do it now!)

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  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Nope! Wisconsin voters do not register by party and do not need to be formally affiliated with a political party in order to vote in its primary.

  • 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.

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  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! In-person absentee voting runs for up to two weeks before Election Day, 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. 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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