October is Voting Month

In order to ensure that the Black electorate plays a decisive role in the 2020 elections, the Center for Racial and Gender Equity is designating this October as Voting Month. Throughout the month, we'll be mobilizing Black voters across Wisconsin to make an early voting plan ahead of the 2020 general elections..

In Wisconsin, early in-person voting begins October 20th, and voting by mail has already started. 

Early Voting in Person

How do I get a vote-by-mail ballot?


You must request an absentee ballot by October 29th; October 30th if you are a military voter or indefinitely confined. Request and track your vote by mail ballot.




What identification is required to vote-by-mail?


To vote by mail, you must submit a copy of a valid photo ID (such as driver license, passport, or ID card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university) that contains a date of issuance, signature, and expiration date. Find more information about acceptable forms of photo ID.




How do I complete my vote-by-mail ballot?


  • Read full instructions on how to correctly fill out a vote-by-mail ballot.
  • Use a pen to bubble in your selection. Verify your information, and then sign and date.
  • Have a witness sign and write their mailing address on the envelope.
  • Mail your ballot so that it arrives on or before election day.
  • Completed absentee ballots must be delivered no later than 8 PM on Election Day. The U.S. postal service recommends absentee ballots be mailed one week before Election Day to arrive on time.





Early Voting by Mail

How do I get a vote-by-mail ballot?


You must request an absentee ballot by October 29th; October 30th if you are a military voter or indefinitely confined. Request and track your vote by mail ballot.




What identification is required to vote-by-mail?


To vote by mail, you must submit a copy of a valid photo ID (such as driver license, passport, or ID card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university) that contains a date of issuance, signature, and expiration date. Find more information about acceptable forms of photo ID.




How do I complete my vote-by-mail ballot?


  • Read full instructions on how to correctly fill out a vote-by-mail ballot.
  • Use a pen to bubble in your selection. Verify your information, and then sign and date.
  • Have a witness sign and write their mailing address on the envelope.
  • Mail your ballot so that it arrives on or before election day.
  • Completed absentee ballots must be delivered no later than 8 PM on Election Day. The U.S. postal service recommends absentee ballots be mailed one week before Election Day to arrive on time.