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Wisconsin is one of the six key battleground states that will be most important to winning a progressive majority in 2020. Find out what you can do right now.

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About This State

Badgers, badgers, badgers. Everyone is counting on you this year. We won’t get into why. Water under the bridge. We love you and your Rodgers 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. In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about voting in Wisconsin this year.

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Why Is This State Special?

Wisconsin broke hearts in 2016 and could be the closest battleground state of all in 2020. While Trump won Wisconsin by less than one point in 2016, Wisconsin Democrats turned it around in 2018 and won the governorship by less than one point. Wisconsin may be a more tough state to win than Pennsylvania or Michigan because it has more rural areas, but the Democratic victories in 2018, combined with a new and improved organizing strategy, could help the party pull out a win in 2020.


Road to Win

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Key Dates

Aug 6

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline for State Primary

Aug 11

State Primary Election

Oct 14

General Election Registration Deadline (By mail or online)

Oct 29

General Election Vote By Mail Request Deadline

Nov 3

General Election

Wisconsin Voter Guide

  • How do I register 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 at the voting booth?

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

  • This is my home state, but I won't be home for this election. Can I still vote here?

    Yes! If you're registered you can request to have your ballot mailed to you, you just have to do that by Oct 29. Then, you can fill it out and make sure it is delivered by November 3. Request below.

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  • Can I vote without leaving my house?

    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. If you're registered you can request to have your ballot mailed to you by Oct 29. Then, you can fill it out and make sure it is delivered by November 3.

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  • Can I vote early?

    Yes! In-person absentee voting runs for two weeks before Election Day, but hours vary by municipality so check before you go!

  • 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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  • 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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The safest way to vote this November? From home. Check the latest absentee rules for your state here, then request your ballot today.