2023 is an important election year. Our Voter Toolkit has the resources you need to be prepared to vote.
Wisconsin will hold two statewide elections in 2023:
- Spring Primary: February 21st, 2023
- Spring Election: April 4th, 2023
Offices to be elected include: State Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Districts 1 and 4, Circuit Courts in various counties, local races depending on where you live, such as County Executive, County Board, Mayor, City Council, Town or Village President and Board, School Board, and a Special Election for Senate District 8.
Make Your Plan to Vote 2023
Make sure you are ready to vote in the 2023 elections. Our fact sheet will help you prepare for the February 21st Primary and the April 4th Spring Elections.
Voter Registration Information
- My Vote Wisconsin: Register and check your voter status at myvote.wi.gov.
- Voter Registration Application Forms, Wisconsin Election Commission: View application forms here.
Note: This page has links to voter registration forms in English, Spanish and Hmong.
- Disability Vote Coalition Voter Registration Fact Sheet: View fact sheet here (accessible pdf).
- Guides for Acceptable Proof of Residence:
- How to Register Online – Disability Vote Coalition Video:
Photo ID Resources
- Bring it to the Ballot: bringit.wi.gov
- Acceptable Photo ID Guide: View the guide here (pdf).
- Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Voter ID Helpline:
- Phone Number: 844-588-1069
- ACLU Voter ID Information Card: View card here.
- Understanding the Difference between Proof of Residence and Photo ID:
2023 Elections: Important Dates
- 2023 Wisconsin Election Timeline with Key Dates: View the accessible election timeline document here.
- Absentee Voting– Wisconsin Elections Commission
- Absentee Voting in Wisconsin DVC Factsheet: 2023 Elections version coming soon.
- Request an Absentee Ballot Online: Registered voters may use myvote.wi.gov to request their absentee ballot by clicking “Vote Absentee.”
- Absentee Ballot Request Form: Absentee Ballot Request page with links to English, Spanish, and Hmong application forms.
Note: Voters who always need to vote absentee due to disability, age or illness, may certify as indefinitely confined to become a permanent absentee voter. Being a permanent absentee voter means the clerk must send the voter an absentee ballot automatically for every election. If a permanent absentee voter fails to return a ballot, the clerk must send the voter a letter giving notice the voter will be removed from the permanent list within 30 days if the voter does not reapply.
Know Your Rights
- Voting Rights Fact Sheet:
- Report an Accessibility Concern to the WI Elections Commission: View report form here.
Guardianship and Voting
- Guardianship and Voting Brochure: Available in English and Spanish.
- Guardianship and Voting Resources: View the Guardianship and Voting resource page here.
Voter Fact Sheets
Be an informed voter! Our fact sheets explain the important role of Wisconsin Courts and of local offices.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court Fact Sheet
- Court of Appeals Fact Sheet
- Wisconsin Circuit Court Fact Sheet
- Local Elections Factsheet
- County Board of Supervisors Fact Sheet
- City Council Fact Sheet
- School Board Fact Sheet
Poll Workers are Needed
- Become a Poll Worker: View the Wisconsin Election Commission Become a Poll Worker page here.
Accommodations for Poll Workers: View the What are some accommodations for poll workers? page here.
- Consider Becoming a Poll Worker – Disability Vote Coalition Video
Help with Voting Questions
- Your Municipal Clerk: Look up your local municipal clerk here.
- Wisconsin Elections Commission:
- Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline:
- Phone Number: 844-DIS-VOTE/ 844-347-8683
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- DMV Voter ID Hotline:
- Phone Number: (844) 588-1069.
- Apply for a free Photo ID for voting at the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
- Vote411.org: nonpartisan information about the candidates
- Wisconsin Election Protection: Call 866-687-8683 or text “Our Vote” to 97779 for non-partisan assistance from volunteer attorneys.
Service Providers and Care Facilities
- Voting Resources for Service Providers (accessible PDF).
- View Residential Service Providers fact sheet here (accessible pdf).
- How to Support Community Members with Voting: View Community Members fact sheet here (accessible pdf).
- DVC Sample Voter Outreach Script: View voter outreach script here (accessible pdf).
- DVC Flowchart for Voter Eligibility, Registration, and Photo ID: This is a pilot document, and an accessible version will be available in the future. View voter registration flowchart here (pdf).
- Voter Registration Webinar for Service Providers – September 17, 2021: Watch the video here.
- Assisting Cognitively Impaired Individuals with Voting: View the American Bar Association guide here.
- Absentee Voting in Residential Care Facilities and Retirement Homes: View the Wisconsin Elections Commission article here.
Resources for Homeless Voters
- Homeless Voter Information Guide: View information provided by the WEC for homeless voters here (pdf).
- “I’m Currently Unhoused” Information Page, Wisconsin Election Commission: View the “I’m Currently Unhoused” page here.
Voting Rights for People with Criminal Convictions
- WI Voter Guide for Ex-Felons and Incarcerated Voters: View the WEC guide here.
- Wisconsin Voting Rights for Persons with Criminal Convictions: Learn more via the ACLU information page here (external link).
- Voting in Wisconsin After a Criminal Conviction: Learn more via the ACLU information page here (external link).
- Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing (EXPO): View the EXPO official site here.
- Toolkit for Discussing Voting Rights Restoration – LWV & DRW: View the toolkit here.