Voter Information


Upcoming Elections

2021 City of Milwaukee elections are complete. 2022 elections are as follows.

Spring Primary: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Spring Election:
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Fall Primary:
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
General Election:
Tuesday, November 8, 2022


Voter Information

Deadlines included below are specific to the completed 2021 Spring Election. Please check back in January 2022 for updated deadlines specific to the 2022 Spring Primary and Spring Election. Thank you.

All information from the Wisconsin Election Commission. Visit myvote.wi.gov or call 1-866-868-3947 (TTY 1-800-947-3529) for assistance.

Para obtener información en Español, llama 1-866-868-3947 o visita myvote.wi.gov/es-es.

For more information on the 2021 Spring Election, visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s site.

Visit any Milwaukee Public Library for help requesting your ballot or registering to vote.


Three ways to vote on April 6, 2021

Option 1 – Voting at the polls

You can cast your ballot at your polling place on April 6, 2021. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. To find your polling place, visit myvote.wi.gov/FindMyPollingPlace or call 1-866-868-3947.

Option 2 – In-person voting by absentee ballot

You can cast an absentee ballot in person before Election Day. Contact your municipal clerk’s office to learn more about your community’s in-person absentee voting options, locations, and hours of operation. To find your clerk, visit myvote.wi.gov/MyMunicipalClerk or call 1-866-868-3947.

Option 3 – Voting absentee ballot by mail

You can request an absentee ballot at myvote.wi.gov/VoteAbsentee. Your request must be received by the Wisconsin Elections Commission or your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 1.


Make sure your voter registration is up to date

You must be registered to vote, and your name and address must be current, before you can vote in person or request an absentee ballot. If you need to check your registration or update your registration you can visit myvote.wi.gov. You can also register to vote by mail, in person at your municipal clerk’s office, or at your polling place on Election Day. Every option has its own deadline. Visit myvote.wi.gov or call 1-866-868-3947 to learn more.


Requesting an absentee ballot

Visit myvote.wi.gov to request your absentee ballot online. It’s easy, especially when you use a mobile device.

  1. Visit myvote.wi.gov/VoteAbsentee
  2. Enter your name and date of birth
  3. Upload a picture or file of your acceptable photo ID

Don’t wait. Request your absentee ballot today. Your request must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 1. It takes time to receive an absentee ballot, and once you receive your ballot you will need to arrange for a witness to observe and to sign your ballot return envelope. All absentee ballots must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.


You need a photo ID to vote

No matter how you cast your vote, most voters will need to show an acceptable photo ID, like a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card, passport, or Veterans ID card. Your photo ID does not need your current address. Visit bringit.wi.gov to see a complete list of acceptable photo IDs and learn how to get a photo ID for free, if you don’t have one.

  • At the polls or clerk’s office
    Just show your photo ID to receive your ballot.
  • Requesting an absentee ballot online
    Upload a picture of your photo ID. It’s easy when you use a mobile device.

To learn more about public health and elections, visit elections.wi.gov/covid-19.