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Elections Commission Completes 2016 Voter List Maintenance

Date: 
August 3, 2017

MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced today it has deactivated more than 350,000 voter registrations as required by state law. 

“These are voters who had not voted in the past four years and did not respond to a mailing,” said Michael Haas, administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.  “We believe most of the deactivated voters have moved, which would require them to re-register.  Some of the voters had died and a few others asked to have their registrations cancelled.”

Elections Commission Chair Responds to Federal Request for Wisconsin Voter Information

Date: 
July 28, 2017

MADISON, WI – Mark Thomsen, chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), responded today to the request for Wisconsin’s voter list and other information about elections by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI).

Testimony to U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

On June 21, WEC Administrator Michael Haas testified on behalf of the National Association of State Election Directors about "Elections Security: Lessons Learned and Continued Vigilance."

Read the prepared remarks here.

Watch the video here.

Voter Information

MyVote Wisconsin Website

At myvote.wi.gov you can register to vote, check your voter registration status, find your polling place, see what's on your ballot, request an absentee ballot and check provisional ballot status.

Voter Photo ID Required

The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23. A photo ID is now required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections. Learn more about photo ID and voting here, and visit the Bring It to the Ballot website.

New Free State ID Card Policy for People without Birth Certificates

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a new policy to help people get a free state ID card or document that can be used for voting after just one visit to the DMV, even if they don't have a birth certificate or other documentation. Get the new ID Petition Process brochure in English and Spanish.

Visit the Voter Information Center

Answers to questions about how to register, where to vote, when to vote absentee, and much more.

Our Commitment to Election Integrity

Learn about what state and local election officials are doing to protect the integrity of voting in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin State Capitol photo by the Wisconsin State Journal
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Welcome to the Wisconsin Elections Commission Website

This website replaces the former site at www.gab.wi.gov.

If you are looking for information about campaign finance, ethics or lobbying, please visit the Wisconsin Ethics Commission's website at ethics.wi.gov.

Click here for information about the former Government Accountability Board.

Quick Links:

Transition to Elections and Ethics Commissions -- Learn more about the transition from the former Government Accountability Board to separate commissions on elections and ethics.

Voter Lists -- Buy voter registration and participation data from the the WisVote system through the new BADGER Voters website.

Election Results -- See results for all elections going back to the year 2000.

Election Statistics -- View and download data on voter turnout, voter registration, absentee voting and election costs.

Wisconsin Ethics Commission

On June 30, 2016, the former Government Accountability Board was divided into two separate state agencies, the Wisconsin Elections Commission and the Wisconsin Ethics Commission.

The Wisconsin Ethics Commission is responsible for administering state laws regarding campaign finance, ethics and lobbying. Please use the links below to visit the Ethics Commission's program websites:

Campaign Finance Information System -- Search political donations and download reports for state candidates.

Eye on Lobbying-- Track lobbyists' activities on our redesigned lobbying database website.

Statements of Economic Interests -- Search for financial relationships.

Presidential Election Recount Information

The Wisconsin Elections Commission ordered a recount of the 2016 vote for Presidential of the United States, which began Thursday, December 1,and certified the official results on Monday, December 12.

Learn more about the recount here.

Official results here.

Accessible Voting Information

Accessibility Information for Voters -- registering to vote, voting equipment, absentee voting, curbside voting and a video about accessibility and voting.

Accessibility Information for Clerks -- legal requirements for accessible voting, assisting voters with disabilities, polling place setup, and deciding on new polling places.

2014-2015 Accessibility Report -- describes impediments to voting encountered by elderly voters and voters with disabilities who seek to participate in elections.