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Did you receive an Election Mail postcard from the Wisconsin Elections Commission?

The WEC is mailing official postcards to 343,000 Wisconsin voters who may have recently moved.

To learn more about the postcards, please click here.

Information about 2018 Elections -- What's on the Ballot?

Spring 2018 Election:

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice
  • Court of Appeals Judge Districts I and IV, and
  • Circuit Court Judge. 

Learn more here.

Fall 2018 Election:

  • Governor and Lt. Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
  • U.S. Senator
  • Representative in Congress
  • State Senator (odd-numbered districts)
  • Representatives to the Assembly (all districts), and 
  • County offices of Sheriff, Clerk of Circuit Court and Coroner (where applicable). 

Learn more here.

2018 Senate District 10 Special Election

On November 10, 2017, the Governor issued an executive order calling a special election for State Senate District 10 to fill the seat held by the Senator Sheila Harsdorf, who has resigned.

Election Day: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Primary Election: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (if necessary)

November 10 is the first day to circulate nomination papers, which are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in the offices of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Candidates must submit a minimum of 400 signatures, but not more than 800 signatures.

2018 Assembly District 66 Special Election

On November 7, 2017, the Governor issued an executive order calling a special election for State Assembly District 66 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Representative Cory Mason, effective January 15, 2018.

2018 Assembly District 58 Special Election

On November 1, 2017, the Governor issued an executive order calling a special election for State Assembly District 58 to fill the seat held by the late Representative Robert Gannon.

Election Day: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Primary Election: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (if necessary)

November 1 is the first day to circulate nomination papers, which are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in the offices of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Candidates must submit a minimum of 200 signatures, but not more than 400 signatures.

Elections Commission Chair Responds to Federal Request for Wisconsin Voter Information

Date: 
July 28, 2017

MADISON, WI – Mark Thomsen, chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), responded today to the request for Wisconsin’s voter list and other information about elections by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PACEI).

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.

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October 2015 Fall Color
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Wisconsin State Capitol photo by the Wisconsin State Journal
Leah L. Jones / Wisconsin State Journal

Quick Links:

Upcoming Elections -- Find  dates and what's on the ballot for upcoming elections.

Election Results -- See results for all elections going back to the year 2000.

Election Statistics -- View and download data on voter turnout, voter registration, absentee voting and election costs.

Voter Lists -- Buy voter registration and participation data from the the WisVote system through the new BADGER Voters website.

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

The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23. A photo ID is now required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections. Learn more about photo ID and voting here, and visit the Bring It to the Ballot website.

New Free State ID Card Policy for People without Birth Certificates

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a new policy to 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 new 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.

Campaign Finance, Ethics and Lobbying

The Wisconsin Ethics Commission is now responsible for administering state laws regarding campaign finance, ethics and lobbying.

For more information, please visit the Ethics Commission website: ethics.wi.gov.

Government Accountability Board

On June 30, 2016, the Government Accountability Board was replaced by the Wisconsin Election Commission and the Wisconsin Ethics Commission.

Click here for information about the former Government Accountability Board.