Continuing Wisconsin's Tradition of Clean and Open Government
The 2016 Spring Primary is February 16, 2016.
The 2016 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote (Presidential Primary) is April 5, 2016.
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.
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.
The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a new policy to help people get a free state ID card.
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:
|Analysis of Assembly Bill 388 Relating to Restructuring the Government Accountability Board||November 18, 2015|
|Supplemental Testimony on G.A.B. Restructuring Bill||October 27, 2015|
|Testimony on Online Voter Registration||October 13, 2015|
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.
Transition to Elections and Ethics Commissions -- Learn more about how the G.A.B. is transitioning to separate commissions on elections and ethics.
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.
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.
|Senate Bill 295 Substitute Amendment||February 2, 2016|
|Provisional Voting & Counting Write-Ins webinar||February 1, 2016|
|Presidential Preference Ballot Candidates - Petition for Placement on Presidential Preference Ballot||January 27, 2016|
|Requirement for County Clerks to Transmit Municipal Boundary Report to LTSB||January 26, 2016|
|Absentee Voting Webinar||January 19, 2016|