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Fall 2016 Partisan Primary

The Partisan Primary will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Offices on the ballot are U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, even-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, all Wisconsin Assembly seats, and all District Attorneys. Independent candidates names do not appear on the Partisan Primary ballot, but will be on the ballot in November.

For information about candidates on the ballot in August, please see attachments below.

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Candidates on Ballot Aug 9 Partisan Primary (after Assembly 11 challenge).pdf116.27 KB
2016 Partisan Primary Candidate Contact Information.xlsx74.14 KB

Fall 2016 General Election

This General Election will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, even-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, all Wisconsin Assembly seats, and all District Attorneys.

For a list of candidates on the ballot at the August Partisan Primary, click on the attachment Candidates on the Ballot.  Independent candidates do not appear on the August Partisan Primary ballot.

2016 Spring Elections

The 2016 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote (Presidential Primary) was April 5, 2016.

Click here for official results.

The 2016 Spring Primary was February 16, 2016.

Click here for official results.

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 (military and permanent overseas voters only), 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.

Visit the Voter Information Center

Answers to questions about how to register, where to vote, when to vote absentee, and much more.

Recent G.A.B. Testimony

G.A.B. Director Kevin Kennedy and other agency officials have testified recently at several legislative hearings:

Capitol Tulips by Michael Ejercito
Michael Ejercito
State Capitol Reflected May 2015
Matthew Giesfeldt
Wisconsin State Capitol photo by the Wisconsin State Journal
Leah L. Jones / Wisconsin State Journal

Quick Links:

Transition to Elections and Ethics Commissions -- Learn more about how the G.A.B. is transitioning to separate commissions on elections and ethics.

Campaign Finance Information System -- Search political donations and download reports for state candidates. For federal candidates, visit the Federal Elections Commission.

Voter Lists -- Buy data from the Statewide Voter Registration System through the new BADGER Voters website.

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

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

Eye on Lobbying-- Track lobbyists' activities on our redesigned lobbying database website.

Statements of Economic Interests -- Search for financial relationships.

Judgment in Barland II Case

On Friday, January 30, 2015, U.S. District Judge Charles N. Clevert, Jr. entered declaratory judgment and a permanent injunction following the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. v. Barland, 751 F.3d 804 (7th Cir. 2014) (“Barland II”). Pursuant to the district court’s order, attached below are the Barland I and Barland II opinions and the district court’s January 30, 2015, order.

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Wisconsin Right to Life State PAC v. Barland (7th Cir.) - Barland I opinion.pdf209.32 KB
Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. v. Barland (7th Cir.) - Barland II opinion.pdf1.34 MB
Declaratory Judgment and Permanent Injunction Following the Seventh Circuit Remand in Barland II.pdf97.55 KB
Order Correcting Typographical Error-36066.PDF37.47 KB

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.