Important Information about COVID-19 Coronavirus

Click here to learn what the Wisconsin Elections Commission and local election officials are doing about COVID-19.

The April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary is occurring as scheduled.

The deadline to request to get you absentee ballot in the mail is Thursday, April 2

The WEC strongly recommends that anyone planning to vote should request to have an absentee ballot mailed to them as soon as possible.

  • Request your absentee ballot online at https://myvote.wi.gov
  • Video: How to Request an Absentee Ballot in MyVote
  • You must be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot. 
  • The deadlines to register online or by mail have now passed.
  • Voters who need to register may do so if they vote in-person absentee at their municipal clerk's office until the Friday before the election or on Election Day at the polling place.
  • Voters should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible for April 7. The deadline is April 2, but do not wait!

2019 Election Security Subgrant Program

This page contains everything that municipal and county clerks need to apply for the 2019 Election Security Subgrant Program established by the Wisconsin Elections Commission.  Please see the documents attached below.

The program's goal is to provide financial resources to make sure that every clerk has an up-to-date, secure computer, has access to professional IT support, and has received election security training.

7th Congressional District Special Election

Special Primary: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Special Election: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Governor Evers has amended his original order for a special election in the 7th Congressional District to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Representative Duffy. 

Please see the attached Amended Executive Order and other information about the special election. The filing deadline for nomination papers is 5:00 p.m., on Monday, December 2, 2019. 

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 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

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.

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 elections@wi.gov with the subject line "Public Comment".  Please include the name of the document you are referencing.

 

Recent Clerk Communications