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Voting: How to Vote

How do I vote?

Once you have registered you can now make a plan on how to vote. This can happen in a variety of ways. 

Mail-In Absentee Voting

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. the Thursday before the election.  Anyone may request an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, and you do not need a specific reason to do so. You may have your absentee ballot mailed to an address different from the address at which you are registered to vote if you are not physically present at your registered address. ​Remember to request your ballot as early as possible so there is adequate time to mail it back to your municipal clerk’s office. You can order your absentee ballot by visiting myvote.wi.gov/VoteAbsentee. You can request this ballot to be returned via email or mail. When voting by mail your ballot will be sent to you with all the required materials including postage. When voting by email you will need to have the facilities to print and scan your ballot. 

In-Person Absentee Voting

You may vote absentee in person at your municipal clerk’s office starting two weeks before the election and up until the Sunday before the election. (This is also referred to as early voting.) Please check with your municipal clerk’s office for early voting locations and hours. Wisconsin requires voters to present a photo ID in order to vote. A  list of acceptable forms of photo ID and answers to frequently asked questions can be found online at ​bringit.wi.gov​. Remember to practice social distancing—maintaining at least six feet of distance from people who live outside your household—and wear a face covering while in public.

In-Person Voting

You may also vote in person at your polling place on Election Day. You may find your polling place at ​myvote.wi.gov​, and please note that your polling place may have moved since the last election. Wisconsin requires voters to present a photo ID in order to vote. A list of acceptable forms of photo ID and answers to frequently asked questions can be found online at ​bringit.wi.gov​. Remember to practice social distancing—maintaining at least six feet of distance from people who live outside your household—and wear a face covering while in public.