Voter Information

The information below will help you answer questions like "How do I register to vote?", "Why should I vote?" and "How do I figure out who to vote for?"

For information about registering to vote in a state other than Wisconsin, click here.

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Who can vote in Wisconsin?

You can vote in the state of Wisconsin if you are:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years old
  • At your current residence for 10 consecutive days
  • Not on parole

How do I Register to Vote?

To register to vote online, go to:


You will need a current Wisconsin driver’s license or state issued ID to register to vote.

  • The address on your ID needs to be current.
    • If the address is not current, the site will direct you to the DMV. You can change the address online at the DMV and return to  


Once you are ready, click on Register to Vote at

  • Answer the questions on each screen. At the end there will be a document indicating you are registered.


You can also use this site to:

What if I don’t have a Wisconsin license or ID?

You can fill out a paper registration form here. This completed form needs to be mailed in with proof of residence, such as a copy of your utility bill, or brought in person to the clerk’s office. Information on the municipal clerk can be found at myvote.wi.go.

What kind of ID do I need at the polling place?

A current WI driver’s license/ID or passport (the address does not need to be current).

For other acceptable forms of ID, or to see how you can get a free state ID, go to

How do I figure out who to vote for?

Look for non-partisan sources for information such as VOTE411. This site has questions sent to all candidates with their responses side by side so you can evaluate their stance. Also, attend you local League of Women Voters events.

“Oh, if I could live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done.”

— Susan B. Anthony

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Why should I vote?

  • Voting is a foundation of our democracy.
  • It is an opportunity to voice your opinion and vote for what you believe in.
  • It holds elected officials accountable for their behavior while in office.
  • When everyone participates, our democracy can truly represent the will of the people.

"There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers." – Susan B. Anthony

Additional questions?

"I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me, there is nothing complicated about equality."

— Alice Paul