This is the transition website for the new commissions. See more information about the new commissions below.
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.
The Partisan Primary was Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Offices on the ballot were 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 all candidates on the ballot in August, please see attachments below.
Wednesday, June 29 was the last day of the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. On Thursday, June 30, the Wisconsin Elections Commission and the Wisconsin Ethics Commission begin operations.
The Board and the Commissions have planned for a seemless transition between the agencies designed to ensure continuity in customer service. Most staff members, phone numbers, email addresses, and program websites will not change. The G.A.B. website will remain online as a resource and historical document.
Visit the new commissions' websites:
|Wisconsin Mails 1.28M Postcards to Unregistered Adults||September 26, 2016|
|What Voters Should Know about Registration and Absentee Ballot Mailings||September 19, 2016|
|DMV Offers Overnight Delivery of Free Photo ID Document Near Election||September 15, 2016|
|Free Photo ID for Voting Now Available with One Trip to DMV||August 12, 2016|
|Turnout about 13 percent for August 9 Partisan Primary||August 12, 2016|
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.
The Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau has published a notice regarding 2015 Enrolled Joint Resolution 7: Constitutional Amendment Approved on First Consideration to Eliminate the Office of the State Treasurer.
Read the report to learn about the constitutional amendment and what must happen before it can be submitted to the voters.
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.
|Request for Survey Input – In Person Absentee Information||September 28, 2016|
|Address Enhancements to MyVote / WisVote||September 26, 2016|
|Voter Outreach Kit for Clerks||September 25, 2016|
|Court Decisions Affecting Election Day Manual||September 16, 2016|
|Military and Permanent Overseas Absentee Deadlines For November 8||September 16, 2016|