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Who is on the ballot in the next election? How to register to vote? Where to to vote? ...and more

Voter Information for Wisconsin and all of the United States

For information about elections, candidates, and issues from the League of Women Voters, go to Vote411.org

Read the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Vote 411 Voter Guide on the elections for the US and Wisconsin state races.

You can find more information, see a sample ballot and find your polling place by entering your address into the myvote.wi.gov MyVote voter public access website.

For information about candidates running for LOCAL offices go to the Fall 2018 Elections page of this website.

2018 Wisconsin Elections Schedule

Spring Primary -- February 20, 2018

Spring General Election -- April 3, 2018

  • Justice of the State Supreme Court and other Judges
  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Rock County Board of Supervisors
  • Janesville City Council
  • Janesville Board of Education

Partisan Primary -- August 14, 2018

Fall General Election -- November 6, 2018

  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. Representatives in Congress
  • Governor & Lt. Governor
  • Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer
  • State Senator
  • Representatives to the Assembly
  • Rock County Sheriff & Clerk of Circuit Court

You can find all of the candidates appearing on tbe November 6 general election ballot on the Rock County Clerk's website

Voter Information for Wisconsin

Get Ready to Vote

Do you have an acceptable photo ID to vote? Find out at Bring it to the Ballot.

Are you registered to vote? Information on your voting status and polling place can be found at My Vote Wisconsin

Do you know the candidates and issues? Find out more at League of Women Voters of Wisconsin

Do you have a plan to vote? Find information about the next election at myvote.wi.gov or the Janesville City Clerk's Office. You can view a sample ballot, find your polling site, and/or request an absentee ballot.

Wisconsin Now Requires a Photo ID to Vote

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Do you have an acceptable photo ID to vote? Find out at Bring it to the Ballot.

Photo IDs acceptable for voting purposes include (but are not limited to):

  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card or driver license without a photo issued under the religious exemption
  • Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
  • A U.S. passport
  • An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin (May be used even if expired before the most recent general election.)
  • A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. Also, the university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment. (May be used even if expired before the most recent general election.)

If in doubt about whether your photo ID qualifies as "acceptable for voting purposes", go to Bring it to the Ballot for a complete list.

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If you do not have an acceptable photo ID you can obtain one at your local DMV office. Bring the following, if available:

  • Proof of name and date of birth
  • Proof of identity
  • Wisconsin residency
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Social Security Number

If you don't have the required documents to prove U.S. Citizenship, name and date of birth, and/or legal name change, you can still get a free ID, but you must:

Be a U.S. Citizen, indicate that the ID card is required free of charge for the purposes of voting and fill out a short form claiming that documents required to prove U.S. Citizenship, name and date of birth and/or legal name change are unavailable and require a fee to a government agency to obtain.

Register to Vote in Wisconsin

Are you registered to vote? If you have not voted in Wisconsin before, or if your registration has lapsed, you will need to register.

If you have moved or changed your name since you last voted, you will need to update your name or address.

There are TWO ways to register to vote on the Wisconsin voter information website myvote.wi.gov MyVote

1. ONLINE: if you provide the number of your valid, unexpired Wisconsin Driver License or Wisconsin State ID Card, and you match the name, date of birth, and address on file with the Wisconsin DMV.

2. Mail/Delivery: if you are an eligible Wisconsin voter who does not have a current, valid Wisconsin Driver License or Wisconsin State ID Card. You can complete the voter registration form and mail or deliver your form to your Municipal Clerk along with proof of a residence document.

If there is an upcoming local election in your area in less than 20 days, you will not be able to register to vote online or by mail, but you can still register to vote in person.

You can find information and register in person through your municipal clerk (the Janesville City Clerk's Office. if you reside in the City of Janesville).

LWVWI Tutorial for the Wisconsin Online Registration System

Find your Polling Place

Some polling locations in the City of Janesville have changed for the Fall 2018 Elections.

You can find your polling place by entering your address into the myvote.wi.gov MyVote website.

You can find additional information for voting in Janesville from the City Clerk's Office www.ci.janesville.wi.us/vote.

How to Get an Absentee Ballot in Wisconsin

Registered Wisconsin voters may request an absentee ballot.

If you would like to request an absentee ballot, you first need to be registered to vote. If you are not registered or your name or address has changed, you will need to register or update your registration before requesting an absentee ballot.

You can request an absentee ballot ONLINE at the Wisconsin voter information website myvote.wi.gov

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You can also request an absentee ballot through your municipal clerk (the Janesville City Clerk's Office. if you reside in the City of Janesville.

If you are in the military, you do not need to be registered to get an absentee ballot, but myvote.wi.gov or your municipal clerk's office will first need to search for your record.

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