With the election coming close, many already decided citizens are just waiting for their opportunity to vote. Fortunately, 40 states (plus District of Columbia) allow some form of voting before the election on November 3rd.

Each state has its own rules, deadlines and terminology for voting before the general election. Some call it "early voting" or "in-person absentee". Others are mailing out ballots in advance which you can mail back or drop off in secure boxes or at county offices. Some states conclude early voting several days before the election.

This site attempts to make finding the details for your state's early voting rules convenient and accurate. Get your vote in early and relax.

Early voting in Wisconsin begins in 1 days on October 20, 2020.

You have until November 1, 2020 to vote before election day.

Can you early vote in person?

Early voting in person is possible in Wisconsin! Details vary by municipality and may change on short notice, so we recommend you check Wisconsin MyVote for the most up-to-date information possible.

  • In-person absentee voting hours and date vary by municipality. Municipalities may choose to start in-person absentee voting as soon as ballots become available, in-person absentee voting then ends at 5 p.m. or the close of business (whichever is later) on the Sunday before the election. Please check with your municipal clerk for regular office hours.
  • If you apply for an absentee ballot in your municipal clerk's office, you must vote immediately, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to a member of the clerk's staff. No ballots may be taken from the clerk's office.

Can you early vote by mail?

  • For the November 3, 2020 election, most registered voters will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail.
  • Any registered Wisconsin voter can request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

What about on election day?

Polling place lookup

Find your polling place on this website.

ID requirements

Wisconsin voters must provide their Wisconsin driver's license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of their social security number with their voter registration application. Voters must physically show a valid document with their name and address. such as their driver's license, a bank statement or utility bill.

How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

To register in Wisconsin you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a resident of Wisconsin for at least 28 days
  • be at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • if you have been convicted of a felony, you must have completed parole and probation
  • not be incapable of understanding the objective of the elective process or be under guardianship

Can I register online?

Wisconsin voters must include their Wisconsin driver's license number or state ID number with their online voter registration application.

Register to vote online here

Can I track my ballot?

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