Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who is eligible to vote?
- Every United States citizen age 18 or older who has resided in a municipality (city, village or township) for 10 consecutive days before any election is an eligible voter. Voters must show Photo ID in order to vote (with some exceptions for certain types of absentee voters). For more information, see our Voter ID page.
- Any United States citizen age 18 or older who moves within this state later than 10 consecutive days before an election shall vote at his or her previous election district or ward.
- Any person convicted of treason, felony or bribery is not allowed to vote unless his or her civil rights are restored.
2. How to register to vote?
There are four ways you can register to vote:
- In person (in your municipal clerk’s office) before the election day
- In person (at the polls) on the election day
- By mail until 20 days before election day
- Online until 20 days before election day (if you have a valid WI DL or State ID)
For more information, see our Registration Page.
3. Who can vote absentee?
Any qualified elector can request to vote absentee. For more information, see the WEC webpage for Absentee Voting.