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THIS VIDEO IS OUTDATED. A new video is being produced for the 2018 Primary Elections and it will be posted to this channel in September 2018. Once the new video is finished, we will link to it in this description so that you can find it easily.

How to vote in Wisconsin! Everything you need to know from registering and voter ID laws to absentee voting and sample ballots!

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LINKS:

Check your registration status: https://myvote.wi.gov/Voter/VoterSearchScreen.aspx

Register to vote: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RegisterToVote

Find your municipal clerk’s address and hours: https://myvote.wi.gov/Address/AddressSearchScreen.aspx

List of some other, less common forms of proof: http://www.gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/publication/154/proof_of_residence_pdf_29621.pdf

So once you’re registered, you get to vote.

Absentee ballot request: http://www.gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/gab_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2015_04__19162.pdf

Find your polling location: https://myvote.wi.gov/Address/AddressSearchScreen.aspx

Voter ID form: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/how-to-apply/id-card.aspx

Sample ballot: https://myvote.wi.gov/Voter/VoterSearchScreen.aspx

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More states: http://www.youtube.com/howtovoteineverystate

Google's simple "How to Register" system: https://www.google.com/search?safe=off&espv=2&q=how+to+register+to+vote
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Hello Wisconsin. Go Packers. I'm really glad you want to vote, but first you've gotta make sure you're registered. There's a link in the description where you can check your registration status right now. It's super easy. If you're not registered, or you need to update your name or address, you can do that by filling out the form in the links below and mailing it to your municipal clerk's office by October 19th. If you miss that deadline you can hand deliver your form to the municipal clerk until November 4th. If you're watching this after November 4th, don't panic. You can still register at your polling place on election day by bringing your completed registration form with you, or asking for one when you get there. There's a link in the description where you can find your municipal clerk's address and hours. You'll either have to show or mail a proof of residence to register. That could be a driver's license as long as your address is current, a recent utility bill, bank statement or paycheck with your name and address on it, a copy of your lease, or a student ID and proof of enrollment from your school. You have to do both of those last two together for it to count. There's a list of some other, less common forms of proof they will accept linked below.

So once you're registered, you get to vote. Anyone registered voter in Wisconsin can vote absentee. All you have to do is fill out the form in the links below and mail it to your municipal clerk by November 3rd, though, the sooner you request your absentee ballot, the better, so you have time to get your ballot the mail, fill it out at your own pace, do some research if you want to, and mail it back by November 8th.

Between October 24th and November 4th you can also vote early in person at your municipal clerk's office during normal business hours. Check the link below to find your clerk's address and early voting hours.

If you're planning on voting in person on November 8th, you can go to the polls from 7 am to 8 pm. There's a link below that will tell you where you need to go to vote. You'll need to bring a photo ID with you, like a Wisconsin Driver's license or state ID, military or tribal ID, or passport, or a student ID from a college or university in Wisconsin as long as you also have a document from your school that proves you are enrolled there. If you don't have any of those forms of ID, you can get a free voter ID at any DMV Office. There's a link below with more information on how to get one.

You can also use the same website you used to check your registration and find your polling place. To look at a sample ballot that tells you everything you'll be able to vote for this election. You don't have to vote for every single item on the ballot. You can leave things blank if you want to, but local elections can be very important, so it's worth checking out what's on there ahead of time, doing a little bit of research. You can even print that sample ballot out, and fill it out, and bring it to the polls with you so you don't forget how you want to vote. All the links you need to check your registration, vote early, find your polling location, and get your sample ballot are in the description. Thank you for voting.