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Registering to Vote

Have you registered to vote? Doing so is relatively easy using My Vote Wisconsin, where you can now register completely online. To do so, you’ll also need an up-to-date Wisconsin driver license or state ID card and a way to make a digital copy of it, such as a smartphone camera or the scanner at the library. Prefer to register in person? You can find your municipal clerk online and stop by to register too, or visit Information & Reference on the second floor for assistance. You can also see if Chippewa Valley Votes is holding a registration event at a convenient time and location.

Once you’ve registered, you can use My Vote Wisconsin to find upcoming elections and your polling location. Would you rather mail in your ballot? You can sign up for absentee voting, too—even for the entire year! You’ll need a US citizen to witness each absentee vote if you do sign up; the county clerk and Information & Reference are both happy to assist if needed. Prefer to vote in-person absentee? Check with your municipal clerk for voting hours and days.

My Vote Wisconsin has another helpful feature: It can show you what will be on your ballot. State and local ballots are generally available 21 days in advance; federal ballots are ready 47 days in advance.

Still have questions about registering or using My Vote Wisconsin? Come see Information & Reference on the second floor of the library.

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