How to Vote on Election Day

How to Vote 

Procedure for registered elector (or after filling out a complete Election Day Registration form) appearing at the Polling Place.

  1. The elector must announce his or her name to the election inspectors. Along with correct physical address.
  2. The elector will be asked for a photo ID. Please see below for a list of documents that constitute acceptable photo ID:

    • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver's license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended

    • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card

    • A Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service

    • A U.S. passport

    • Identifications above must have an expiration date after the last General Election.

    • A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented

    • An unexpired driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT

    • An unexpired identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT

    • An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin

    • An unexpired identification card issued by a Wisconsin-accredited university or college that contains the following:- Date of issuance, Signature of student, and expiration date not later than two years after date of issuance. Students must also provide proof of enrollment with ID.

  3. The Voter must make their signature on the poll list next to his or her name. If the voter refuses, a ballot shall not be issued.
  4. A voter number will then be assigned to the elector
  5. Once the elector's voter number has been recorded on both poll lists, he or she is given their ballot. Be sure to ask if you have any questions about how to correctly cast your ballot.
  6. Elector goes directly to the voting booth to mark his or her ballot.
  7. The Elector then places his or her voted ballot into the ballot box.
  8. The voter should then leave the polling place unless he or she intends to stay as an observer. Anyone can remain at the polling place for the purpose of observing the election. They must sign in to be an observer. They may not, however, interfere with the orderly conduct of the election. A candidate must leave the polling place after voting to avoid the appearance of electioneering.