VOTE! – Voting 101 in Northeast Wisconsin

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Maybe you’ve heard there’s an election coming up next month, or maybe you’ve figured out a way to avoid any and all contact with the outside world this year. Voting might leave you a little anxious, or maybe this is your first time voting (Thank you for being a voter!), and you have some questions. There are not drop boxes for ballots this year, and there are so many reasons you could get derailed. Make a plan to vote and consider voting early with an absentee ballot either by mail, drop-off, or in person. We gathered information to help you cast your vote for the 2022 US Midterm Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Voting Basics

When is the election? 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

How do I register to vote? 

You can register on-line, by mail, or in person before or on election day. 

  • Online Registration: You’ll need a Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID card, and the address that the DMV has on record must match the address where you are registering. Needs to be completed by Wednesday, October 19, 2022.
  • By Mail Registration: Complete form and mail by Wednesday, October 19, 2022, to your municipal clerk
  • In-Person in Advance: Contact your election office for information about when and where to register to vote. The deadline is Friday, November 4, 2022.
  • In-Person on Election Day: Bring along your ID and something that proves residence, like a utility bill, to register at your polling place.

How can I check if I am registered? 

  • It is quick and easy to search using
  • Check your registration before election day to be sure you’ve not been removed from voter logs. 

What will I be voting for? 

  • In addition to the statewide election for Governor, Attorney General, and Senator, there are various state and local elections and ballot initiatives. You can enter your location to find a sample ballot in advance and familiarize yourself with what you’ll see on your ballot.

Where can I learn about the candidates?

  • has information for all of the candidates in Wisconsin races.
  • is another source with information for every race and candidate in the current election cycle.

Can I vote by mail?

  • Yes! You’ll need to request an absentee ballot by November 3, 2022, it’s not suggested to wait until the final day though as you’ll need time for it to reach you and for it to be returned.
  • Your ballot should be postmarked by November 8, 2022, and mailed in time to arrive on November 8. 
  • You can also take your absentee ballot to your local election office.

How do I know if my ballot made it in time and was counted? 

  • You can track your ballot! From request to processing, you can track the progress of your ballot. You’ll be able to see if there is a problem with your ballot also. 

What if I made a mistake on my absentee ballot? 

  • Take your ballot to your clerk to be spoiled and get a fresh one. 

What are reasons my ballot would be rejected? 

  • You’ve not signed your ballot.
  • You’ve not had a witness sign your ballot.
  • You voted for two candidates for the same office.
  • Your ID was not confirmed.
  • Your ballot was not received in time.

Where do I vote in person? 

  • You can vote in person on election day from 7 am to 8 pm.
  • Find your polling place.
  • You can vote with an absentee ballot (provided at your location) early and in-person starting two weeks before the election. Hours and location vary by municipality, you can check on yours here:

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