Voting Information

Voting is one of the most important ways the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community can raise their voices in the democratic process.

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Early voting (in Wisconsin it's technically in-person absentee voting) takes place for a specified period of time before each election. Check with your local municipal clerk for specific early voting hours where you live. You can find pretty much everything you need to know about voting in Wisconsin here: https://myvote.wi.gov/
  • Photo ID is required to vote in Wisconsin elections. Information about the required identification can be found here: bringit.wi.gov/
  • If you encounter problems when you try to vote, contact Election Protection at www.866ourvote.org/
  • For more information about Voter ID, check out VoteRiders here.

MAKE YOUR PLAN TO VOTE

  • Double check your registration status (and polling place if voting on election day) here: https://myvote.wi.gov/. Many polling places have changed in recent years due to the ongoing pandemic, so it's always a good idea to double check your polling location a few days before you plan to vote.
  • Decide when and where you will vote, put it on your calendar and make transportation arrangements if you need to. Make a plan to vote with a friend if you can!

REMEMBER

Transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming friends and family members may face unique barriers to voting on election day, from inappropriate questions from poll workers to outright challenges to their ability to cast a ballot. Below are some resources to learn more about your voting rights and how to protect your vote on election day.

Click here for Voting While Trans by the National Center for Transgender Equality

Click here for a Voting While Trans checklist