Voter Registration

Where, When and How to Register to Vote in Wisconsin.

Early Absentee Voting

See our Guide to Voting with an Early Absentee Ballot - In-Person or By Mail

Photo ID Needed to Vote


Up-to-date information about Wisconsin's acceptable photo IDs to vote is at Bring It to the Ballot.


If you need help getting an acceptable form of ID for voting from your local DMV, contact The Voter ID Coalition at the helpline: (608) 285-2141.


Using a College ID as Photo ID to Vote

Most students already have a Wisconsin driver license or one of the other acceptable forms of photo ID for voting.

Students who do not have one of the other forms of acceptable ID for voting
should look up their college/university on the appropriate list linked below to see if their student ID can be used as a photo ID to vote or if their school offers a special photo ID card for voting:

University of WI – 4-Year Schools

University of WI – 2-Year Schools

WI Private Universities and Colleges

WI Technical and Community Colleges

For more information, see our voting guide for students:

Three Things College Students Need to Do To Vote in Wisconsin

Opportunities to Volunteer and Work during the Election Season
  • Become a Poll Worker. Poll workers are vital to making the voting process safe, secure, and smooth. If you’re able, consider becoming a poll worker. Find out more at
  • Become a volunteer nonpartisan social media monitor. This opportunity has closed for 2020.  
  • Become a volunteer nonpartisan Election Observer. This opportunity has closed for 2020.
  • Volunteer to provide in-area voter assistance. This opportunity has closed for 2020. 
  • Want to learn more about how you can serve your community, your state, and our collective democracy? Go to Protect The Vote for an opportunity right for you.

Have voting questions or problems?

The Voter Helpline (608-285-2141) offers an alternative to more traditional face-to-face voter education and engagement activities that are preferred during the COVID pandemic. Voters can call or text the Helpline and reach live support many times during the day and in expanded languages. Connect with trained volunteers when it’s most convenient. 608-285-2141. 
Common Cause in Wisconsin partners with the nonpartisan Election Protection coalition, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, to provide "guidance, information and help to any American, regardless of who that voter is casting a ballot for."

Election Protection’s highly-trained volunteers are available to assist voters with any questions or problems, no matter how simple or complex. Voters may call 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) toll-free with any questions or issues that may arise. Spanish-speaking voters may seek assistance through the 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682) hotline.

Voters with disabilities have the right to an accessible polling place. This includes the right to use an accessible voting machine, to assistance marking a ballot, and to voting curbside. Call the Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline for assistance: 1-844-347-8683. Or email: Additional online resources are also at the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition website.