Complaints involving the following parties and subjects may be filed with the Wisconsin Elections Commission:
- Election Crimes
Anyone who witnesses potential election fraud or voter intimidation may file a report with the Commision. See Section §12.13.
- Local election officials
A voter may file a complaint alleging that an election official has violated the law or abused the official’s discretion regarding nominations, qualifications of candidates, voting qualifications, including residence, ward division and renumbering, recall, ballot preparation, election administration or conduct of elections. See Section §5.06.
- Compliance with federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
Whenever any person believes that a violation of HAVA has occurred, is occurring, or is proposed to occur with respect to an election for national office in Wisconsin, that person may file a written, verified complaint with the Commission. See Section §5.061, Stats.
Use this link to give us feedback -- positive and negative -- about your experience voting. The Commission will use this information to improve future elections.
Use this link to report irregularities you witnessed at or around the polling place, or to file a complaint about an election official. Information collected may be used to open an investigation, and forwarded to a District Attorney for possible use in a prosecution.
Use this link to get a paper complaint form which can be mailed to the Commission.
The Wisconsin Elections Commision does not accept or investigate complaints involving the following:
- Code of Ethics for State Public Officials – Contact the Wisconsin Ethics Commision.
- Code of Ethics for Local Public Officials – Contact the district attorney in the county where the violation is alleged to have occurred.
- Campaign Finance – Contact the Wisconsin Ethics Commision.
- Lobbying Law – Contact the Wisconsin Ethics Commision.
- Open Meetings and Public Records Laws – Contact the Wisconsin Department of Justice, 608-266-1221 or visit its website.
- Code of Judicial Conduct – Contact the Wisconsin Judicial Commission, 608-266-7637, or visit its website.