Polls Open Today from 7am to 8pm
The next opportunity for Wisconsinites to make their voices heard at the ballot box is today!
You might think a Spring primary is not a big deal. But make no mistake, it is a big deal – every election matters.
In Wisconsin's February 20th Spring Primary voters will determine which two candidates will run for the critical State Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring conservative, Justice Michael Gableman.
To learn more about the State Supreme Court primary election candidates, go here. Voters will also choose two Court of Appeals judges and Circuit Court judges in counties across the state.
Also, keep in mind that – because Spring elections tend to have a much lower turnout – individual voters can actually have a far greater influence on the outcome of these elections. So please don't sit this one out.
Before you head to your polling place today, look over the information below to make sure you have what you need to cast your ballot.
When you vote, you will need to present one of the acceptable forms of photo ID for voting pictured left. (Click image to enlarge)
If you already have a Wisconsin driver license or one of the other acceptable forms of ID for voting, then you're "ID ready." Just remember to bring it with you when you head to your polling place!
What if you don't have an acceptable ID for voting on Election Day?
You can ask for AND vote with a provisional ballot. But, for your ballot to be counted, you MUST either come back to your polling place with an acceptable form of ID before it closes at 8:00 pm tomorrow OR bring your ID to your municipal clerk's office by 4:00 pm the Friday after the primary election (February 23rd).
For more information about voter photo ID – and how to get a free ID if you don't have an ID acceptable for voting – see our downloadable voter ID fact sheet. Or visit the Wisconsin Election Commission's voter photo ID website: Bring It to the Ballot.
If you don't have an acceptable ID for voting and need help getting one, contact one of these Voter ID Hotline #s: 608/285-2141 or 414/882-8622.
Are you a college student planning to use your student ID for voting?
If you do not have one of the other forms of photo ID pictured above, and you are a college student hoping to use your student ID and a proof of enrollment document as your "voter ID," look up your school NOW on the appropriate list linked below to see if your current student ID is an acceptable form of ID for voting. If your student ID cannot be used for voting, you can find out if a separate school-issued "voter photo ID" is available and how to get one.
- University of Wisconsin – 4-Year Schools
- University of Wisconsin – 2-Year Schools
- Wisconsin Private Universities & Colleges
- Wisconsin Technical Colleges
Before you head out to the polls, check to see that you are registered to vote at your current address. If you are not, be sure to bring a proof of residence document (hard copy or electronic on your cell phone or tablet) when you go to the polls today so that you can register there.
Where is your polling place?
To find out where to go to cast your ballot, visit the "Find My Polling Place" page on the Wisconsin Election Commission's My Vote Wisconsin website and type in your address.
What's on your ballot?
Visit the Wisconsin Election Commission's "What's on My Ballot" page and type in your address to see a sample ballot.
Remember: EVERY election is important.
Make a plan today so you can make your voice heard at the polls today – and encourage every eligible voter you know to do the same!