Let's get you Ready to Vote! To be ready:
- You need to know when elections are occurring and where your polling place is located (Available at https://MyVote.wi.gov)
- You need to be registered
- Register online at https://MyVote.wi.gov 20 days before the election with your unexpired Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin DOT-issued ID card.
- With proof of residency, you can also use the Voter Registration Application to register by mail 20 days before the election, at your clerk's office through Friday before the election, or even at the polling place on election day. There are many ways to prove your residency, including any official NWTC correspondence that shows your address.
- You need a valid photo ID for voting, such as a Wisconsin driver's license or State ID (otherwise, see the various photo ID's accepted at https://bringit.wi.gov/). Your NWTC photo ID can be used if the expiration date listed is within 2 years of the listed date issued, if you signed it (use a sharpie), and if you bring proof of your current enrollment.
- You need to know what's on the ballot (Sample ballots are available at https://MyVote.wi.gov)
- You need to have a plan for voting in person or through absentee ballot (Request an absentee ballot at https://MyVote.wi.gov or download the application form).
To be eligible to vote:
- You must be a US citizen (having gone through the naturalization process if necessary)
- You must be at least 18 years old
- You must be a resident for 10 days in the area
- If convicted of a felony, you must have completed the terms of sentence, including the probation and parole.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Everyone in line at 8 p.m. gets to vote. If you don't think that you will be able to make it during these times or on the voting day, plan ahead to vote with an absentee ballot (request at https://MyVote.wi.gov by the Thursday before the election and then return it by election day).