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2018 Important Voting Dates and Deadlines

SPRING PRIMARY: Tues, Feb 20, 2018
Wed Jan 31 - Last day to register to vote online or by mail
Mon Feb 5 - First day for In-Person Absentee Voting (City Hall)
Thur Feb 15 - Last day to request absentee ballots by mail
SPRING ELECTION: Tues, Apr 3, 2018
Wed Mar 14 - Last day to register to vote online or by mail
Mon Mar 19 - First day for In-Person Absentee Voting (City Hall)
Thur. Mar 29 - Last day to request absentee ballots by mail
FALL PRIMARY, Tues, Aug 14, 2018
Wed Jul 25 - Last day to register to vote online or by mail
Mon Jul 30 - First day for In-Person Absentee Voting (City Hall)
Thur Aug 9 - Last day to request absentee ballots by mail
Wed Oct 17 - Last day to register to vote online or by mail
Mon Oct 22 - First day for In-Person Absentee Voting
Thur Aug 9 - Last day to request absentee ballots by mail

Photo ID is Required to Vote in WIsconsin

What is on my Ballot?

What is on my Ballot?

Visit for more information on:

  • What is on my BALLOT?
  • WHERE do I vote?
  • Am I REGISTERED to vote?
  • UPDATE my registration info
  • Request ABSENTEE ballot
  • FIND my local clerk and elected officials

Voter Registration

You may print out the state voter registration form, which may be used for all Wisconsin municipalities, and bring it to your local city or town hall.

Download Wisconsin Voter Registration Application

You may register to vote in-person in your municipal clerk's office through Friday before the next election.

You may also register to vote at the polls on Election Day.

A photo ID is not required when registering to vote. However, a proof of residence document is required. Voters must reside at their address for at least 10 days by Election Day in order to register to vote.

For more information on how to register to vote go to For information on Wisconsin's Voter ID Law visit:

To receive text alerts about the Milwaukee County Elections text MKE VOTE to 468311.

Absentee and Early Voting

Absentee Voting

Click here to request an absentee ballotUnder Wisconsin law, any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one - Click here.

Your application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be SENT to you. You must include a copy of a valid photo ID with your application.

Your completed absentee ballot must be received on or before Election Day.

In-Person Absentee (Early Voting) dates vary

Early Voting Your Choice Your TimeIn-Person Absentee dates and hours vary.

City of Milwaukee

Call 414-286-VOTE

Other Milwaukee County Municipalities

Check with your municipal clerk at for dates, location and hours

Brown Deer
Fox Point
Hales Corners
Oak Creek
River Hills
South Milwaukee
St. Francis
West Allis
West Milwaukee
Whitefish Bay

Become a Paid Poll Worker

City of Milwaukee

Now any Milwaukee County citizen can be a paid Election Poll Worker in the City of Milwaukee.

The City of Milwaukee is hiring Milwaukee County citizens to serve as paid poll workers, officially known as Election Inspectors.

  • Election Inspectors will perform four main duties: Greeter, Registrar, Receiver and Machine Attendant,
  • Election Inspectors must be able to perform all four duties,
  • Election Inspectors must reside in Milwaukee County, whether they choose to receive compensation or volunteer, and
  • A convicted felon may not serve as an Election Inspector, even if his or her Civil Rights have been restored.

For the "Election Inspector Application - 2014" and a full list of job duties and requirements, please click here.

You can find additional information about the City of Milwaukee Election Commission here.

Other Milwaukee County Municipalities

All municipalities need poll workers. To volunteer in your local area, contact your municipal clerk. Your Municipal clerk contact information can be found at

Election Protection

Election Observer Program - League of Women Voters of Wisconsin

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin recruited, trained and placed 250 volunteer election observers in the polls in the November 4, 2014 election. They covered and reported on 493 polling places in cities, towns and villages across the state. Click here to volunteer.

Read the April 5, 2016 Election report here.

Read November 8, 2016 Election Report here

Election Protection

Election Protection 1-888-OUR-VOTE The WISCONSIN ELECTION PROTECTION is a part of a nation-wide, non-partisan coalition of organizations that includes the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. The purpose of WISCONSIN ELECTION PROTECTION is to protect voter rights, to expose and prevent voter intimidation, and to preserve access to the polls for all voters. The initiative also documents problems and best practices for the purpose of improving election administration and ensuring that elections continue to be free, fair and accessible in Wisconsin.

Read 2016 Briefs and Reports here.

Election Results

For Wisconsin Election Results, click here.