Voter registration

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Information for Wisconsin

Voter requirements

Be a citizen of the United States

Be a resident of Wisconsin and have resided at the registration address for at least 28 days.

Be at least 18 years old

Not have been convicted of treason, felony or bribery, or if you have, your civil rights have been restored after completion of your sentence or a pardon

Not have been found by a court to be incapable of understanding the objective of the electoral process

Not make or benefit from a bet or wage depending on the result of an election

Not have voted at any other location in the same election.

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ID requirements

Yes. You need to show a photo ID to vote.
If you do not have an approved form of photo ID, you will be required to vote a provisional ballot and that ballot will only be counted if you submit an approved form of voter ID to your polling place by 8pm on Election Day or to the municipal clerk by 4pm on the Friday after Election Day.

The following photo IDs are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently, the November 3, 2020 election):
Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended,

A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card,

A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card or driver license without a photo issued under the religious exemption,

A Military ID card issued by a U.S. Uniformed Services,

A U.S. passport,

An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin (May be used even if expired before the most recent general election.),

A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. If the university or college ID is expired, it must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment. (May be used even if expired before the most recent general election.)

The following photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes (but must be unexpired):

A veteran’s photo identification card issued by the Veterans Health Administration of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs,

A certificate of naturalization (that was issued no earlier than two years before the date of the election),

A driver license receipt or identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued),

A temporary identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT through the Identification Petition Process (IDPP) (valid for 60 days),

The address on your ID doesn’t have to be current. And the name on your ID doesn’t need to be an exact match for your name in the poll book. (So, Richards who go by Rich, Bobs who are also Roberts and Susans with IDs for Sue can all relax.) Of course, there are certain requirements. Your ID should look like you. Even if you’ve colored your hair, shaved your beard or lost some weight, as long as your photo ID reasonably resembles you, it should be accepted.


Overseas and military voting

Voting as a student

Voting as a person with disabilities

Your Federal Voting Rights

As a Voter with a Disability, you have the right to:

Vote privately and independently
Have an accessible polling place with voting machines for voters with disabilities
You may either:

1. Seek assistance from workers at the polling place who have been trained to use the accessible voting machine, or

2. Bring someone to help you vote

You may request your local election officials to tell you about any voting aids, voting assistance, and absentee ballot procedures that are available.

Ensure your right to accessible elections!

For more information, contact the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

By phone at 866-747-1471
By email at

Voting rights card PDF

Voting with past convictions