2020 Election Dates:
- 2020 Partisan Primary: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
(Partisan Primary for the November 03, 2020 General Election)
- 2020 General Election: Tuesday, November 03, 2020
(General Election for the President and Vice President of the United States)
How to Vote:
To vote in Wisconsin, you need to do two things:
- Register to vote
- Cast your ballot on Election Day
This website will answer some common questions about how to vote in Waukesha, but for more detailed information you can always visit the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website.
Am I registered to vote in Wisconsin?
You need to be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and you cannot have lost your right to vote for some reason (currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction). If you are not sure if you are registered, you can check with the State of Wisconsin Elections Commission at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/RegisterToVote.
Am I able to vote in Waukesha? I just moved here...
In Wisconsin, you must reside in an election ward for at least 10 consecutive days and plan to stay there for the foreseeable future.. This means that if you moved into the residence halls on August 31, 2018, you are eligible to vote in Waukesha starting September 10, 2018. In some cases, your primary residence might not be in Waukesha, WI (for example, if you commute to school from another county). In this case, you need to register and cast your ballot in your home district.
If you are confused about how to vote in your home district, please visit the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website.
How do I get a free Wisconsin State ID card?
The G.A.B. advises anyone who does not have a state ID card to take advantage of the opportunity to get one for free. The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a process to allow people to obtain a free State ID card for voting purposes, even if the person does not have a birth certificate.
The process can take time, especially for people born outside of Wisconsin, so it makes sense to get started early and have yours ready for the next election.
Please click here to find a convenient DMV location to obtain your free State ID card.