Upcoming Election Dates:
- 2016 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote: April 5, 2016
- 2016 Partisan Primary: August 9, 2016
- 2016 Fall General Election: November 8, 2016
How to Vote:
To vote in Wisconsin, you need to do two things:
- Register to vote
- Cast your ballot on Election Day (Nov. 8).
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 eligible to vote?
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 (like currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction).
Am I able to vote in Waukesha? I just moved here...
In Wisconsin, you need to live in a place for 28 days to be considered a resident. This means that if you moved into the residence halls on September 04, 2016, you are eligible to vote in Waukesha starting October 02, 2016. 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.