November 3, 2020 General Election Information for Voters

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 3, 2020. 

Voter Registration Deadlines:

  • October 14 - To register to vote online (by 11:59 p.m.) or by-mail (postmarked).
  • October 30 at 5 p.m. - To register to vote at your clerk's office or other designated location.
  • You can register at your polling place on Election Day (November 3, 2020).

Register to vote online here or by printing off this form and mailing it to your municipal clerk.

Absentee By-Mail Deadlines:

  • October 29 at 5 p.m. - To request an absentee ballot by-mail for regular and overseas voters.
  • October 30 at 5 p.m. - To request an absentee ballot by-mail for indefinitely confined voters and military voters (not on active duty).

In-Person Absentee Dates:

  • October 20 - First day to vote absentee in your municipal clerk's office or other designated location.
  • November 1 - Last possible day. (Please check with your municipal clerk's office, as dates and times within this window will vary.)

Please request your absentee ballot as soon as possible by visiting

General Election for President and Vice President of the United States, Representative in Congress, State Senator (even numbered districts), State Representative, District Attorney. More information available here.

2020 Wisconsin Election Information


General and Presidential Election - November 3, 2020

This includes information about independent candidates and registered write-in candidates for President of the United States.


Spring Primary - February 18, 2020

Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary - April 7, 2020

Special Election for Congressional District 7 - May 12, 2020

Partisan Primary - August 11, 2020

Click the links above for more information about these elections, including which offices will be on the ballot, who is running, and how to run for office.

Click here for official election results.

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.

Voter Information

MyVote Wisconsin Website

At 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

You must show an acceptable photo ID to receive a ballot for all elections. Learn more about photo ID and voting here, and visit the Bring It to the Ballot website.

Free State ID Cards for People without Birth Certificates

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles will 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 ID Petition Process brochure in English and Spanish.

Voting by Absentee Ballot

Mail imageVoting absentee is a convenient and safe option for casting your ballot for November 2020. In Wisconsin, any registered voter can vote early by casting an in-person absentee ballot at their municipal clerk’s office, or cast their absentee ballot by mail. Find out more about this secure and convenient way to exercise your right to vote.

Voter Outreach Toolkit

voter outreach toolkitWisconsin has videos, social media posts, fact sheets and other digital assets for clerks and other groups educating voters, as well as training on how to use them.

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.

Publications Open for Public Comment

The Wisconsin Elections Commission occasionally publishes manuals and other guidance documents that interpret state law. In accordance with 2017 Wisconsin Act 369, those guidance documents will generally be open for public comments for 21 days following publication on this website.

The WEC website now has a page listing new guidance documents: Publications Open for Public Comment. From the pages hosting those guidance documents, users may click on a link to send an email to the WEC with their comments.

The WEC also invites public comments on any of the documents on its website. Just send us an email here, or email the Help Desk at [email protected] with the subject line "Public Comment".  Please include the name of the document you are referencing.