Wisconsin Primary Election Guide


The Wisconsin Democratic Presidential Primary Election is April 7.

NextGen Wisconsin is committed to flipping The Badger State blue and sending all 10 electoral votes to the Democratic presidential nominee.

  • If you have a Wisconsin Driver’s License or Wisconsin State ID Card that lists your current address, you can register to vote completely online here.
  • If you are not currently a registered voter in Wisconsin and do not have a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License or Wisconsin State ID Card with your current address, you can start the voter registration process online and then print, sign, and mail/deliver your form to your local municipal clerk’s office alongside your proof of residence. The voter registration forms must be postmarked by March 30. Eligible voters may also register to vote at their municipal clerk’s office through April 3.
  • If you missed the deadline to register and request your absentee ballot, you can register at the polls on 4/7, but make sure you stay safe and follow the guidance of public health officials.

Registered voters may request a mail-in absentee ballot online by 5:00pm on April 3. For more information, click here.

On Election Day, you will need to bring with you ONE of the following:

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
  • A Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services (including retired and dependent uniformed service IDs)
  • A U.S. passport book or card
  • A certificate of naturalization (that was issued no earlier than two years before the date of the election)
  • An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin (can be expired or unexpired)
  • A driver license receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)
  • An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)
  • A Wisconsin DMV ID Petition Process Photo Receipt (valid for 180 days from date issued)
  • A Veteran Affairs ID card (must be unexpired or have no expiration date)
  • A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college that contains the following:
    • Date the card was issued
    • Signature of student
    • Expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance (card may be expired)
    • The university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment, such as a tuition fee receipt, enrollment verification letter, or class schedule. Enrollment verification document can be shown electronically.

For more information, click here.

In addition to the presidential primary, Wisconsin voters will also be voting for offices such as positions on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, school board, and county board.

Important Dates

Deadline to Request Mail-in Absentee Ballots: April 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to Return Mail-in Absentee Ballots: April 13, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Democratic Primary: April 7, 2020

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