The Wisconsin Elections Commission reminds voters to bring an acceptable photo ID when they go to the polls for the Spring Primary on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Acceptable photo IDs for voting include a Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin state ID card, Veterans Health Administration ID card, military ID card, U.S. passport, tribal ID card and some student ID cards. The address on their photo ID does not have to match the address on the poll book.
A full list of acceptable photo ID’s is available at www.BringIt.Wisconsin.gov
All voters will have the opportunity to narrow the field of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice candidates from three to two. Many voters will find elections for local school boards and municipal offices, as well as referendums, across Wisconsin.
You can find out what is on your ballot by going to My Vote Wisconsin website: https://MyVote.WI.gov
All voters can register or reregister at the polls.
Before Election Day, you must have lived at your current address for at least 10 days to be eligible to vote, but the proof of residence document does not need to be 10 days old.
A list of acceptable proof of residence documents is available at http://elections.wi.gov/publications/voter-guides/proof-of-residence
You can also register to vote before Election Day. Registration in your municipal clerk’s office takes place until 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election (February 16, 2018). Remember, you will still need to bring your proof of residence document to register.
A voter may cast a provisional ballot if the voter does not have a photo ID, forgets to bring a photo ID to the polls, or if the poll workers do not accept the ID for some reason. A provisional ballot is just like a regular ballot, except that it is placed in a special envelope and is not counted unless the voter returns with an acceptable photo ID. The deadlines for fixing a provisional ballot are 8 p.m. on Election Day at the polling place or by 4 p.m. the Friday after the election in the municipal clerk’s office. Voters who left their photo ID at home can also simply retrieve it and then cast a ballot rather than casting a provisional ballot.
Voters should not wear political clothing or paraphernalia to the polling place on Election Day. The chief election inspector may ask voters to leave the polling place if they are judged to be electioneering or creating a disturbance.
2018 ELECTION DAYS