Wisconsin Elections and Voting
How do you register to vote?
For information on how to register to vote, click here.
How can you vote absentee?
If you are unable to vote at your polling place on election day, you may request an absentee ballot. For information about absentee voting and to download an absentee ballot, click here. This link will help you find out where to vote.
When do elections take place in Wisconsin?
- Spring elections
The spring primary election is held the third Tuesday in February every year followed by the spring general election on the first Tuesday in April.
The spring elections involve nonpartisan races and include the state superintendent of public instruction, judicial races, county board members, county executives and municipal and school district officers.
- Fall elections
The fall primary election is held on the second Tuesday of August in even-numbered years. It is followed by the general election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The fall elections are partisan elections and include other county administrative officials, district attorneys, members of the state legislature, state constitutional officers and members of the U.S. Congress. Not all of these offices are filled at each election because their terms vary from two to six years.
- Presidential elections
In presidential election years, the presidential preference primary election is held on the spring primary in February and the vote for U. S. President occurs at the general election in November.