Election Comments and Complaints

Leave a comment

Use this link to give us feedback -- positive and negative -- about your experience voting.  The Commission will use this information to improve future elections.

Make a complaint online

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.

Fill out a complaint form

Use this link to get a paper complaint form which can be mailed to the Commission.

Elections Complaints Accepted

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 Commission.  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. 

Complaints Outside the Commission's Jurisdiction

The Wisconsin Elections Commission does not accept or investigate complaints involving the following: