Wisconsin's Spring Primary Election

Last updated on February 9, 2023

Wisconsin’s spring primary election is on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Any eligible resident currently living in Wisconsin may cast a ballot in the spring primary.

Spring primary voters will vote to determine who will appear on their ballot in the spring general election — including in a crucial statewide race for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice and other important local elections.


CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION

The deadline to register online or by mail has passed, but you may register at your Municipal Clerk’s Office until 5 PM on February 17, 2023, or at your polling place on Election Day. Click here to check your voter registration status.


VOTE EARLY (IN-PERSON ABSENTEE)

In-person absentee voting (early voting) dates and times in Wisconsin depend on the village, town, or city that you live in. You can contact your local Municipal Clerk to find details about in-person absentee voting in your area. Please click here to find your Municipal Clerk’s contact information.


VOTE ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2023

Polling places will be open from 7 AM — 8 PM on the day of the primary election: Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Please click here to find your polling location.

If you plan to vote in person, please click here to find in-person voting guidelines.


VOTE BY MAIL/ABSENTEE BALLOT

Requesting Your Ballot

Any eligible and registered Wisconsin voter can request to vote by absentee ballot.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for most voters is 5 PM on February 16, 2023but voters who are indefinitely confined, or military, and not away from home, may request an absentee ballot until 5 PM on February 17, 2023.

We recommend requesting your ballot as soon as possible. Please click here to request your mail-in ballot for the Wisconsin spring primary election.

Returning Your Ballot

All mail-in ballots must be returned by 8 PM on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

Completed ballots may be dropped off in person to your Municipal Clerk or mailed using USPS. Ballots must be received by your Municipal Clerk no later than 8 PM on Election Day.


VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS

Wisconsin law requires that all voters who vote in person present an acceptable form of identification or vote with a provisional ballot.

Absentee voters must provide a copy of their photo ID with their absentee ballot request. Once photo ID is provided, the voter no longer has to provide photo ID with subsequent absentee ballot requests, unless they re-register a change in name or address.

Click here to see what forms of ID are acceptable.


YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE

If you have any problems voting, call or text the nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline:866-OUR-VOTE(1-866-687-8683).


FOR MORE VOTING INFORMATION

The best source of information about voting will be your Municipal Clerk’s office. You can find your Municipal Clerk’s contact information here.

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