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2012 Wisconsin Voter Guide

2012 Wisconsin Voter Guide

By Mike Conroy. CREATED May 29, 2012

GREEN BAY, Wis.-The 2012 Presidential election is set for Tuesday, November 6th.

We've put together information and links to help you in your efforts to vote on Election Day when it comes to the following:

- Any voter ID requirements?
- Redistricting: Where do I vote? Am I registered to vote?  Who is on my ballot? 
- Same-day voter registration
- 2012 election dates

- Provisional ballots 

Any voter ID requirements?

Laws recently passed by the Wisconsin legislature and Governor Scott Walker now require people to bring their Wisconsin-issued driver license or identification (or other acceptable identification)  to the polls in order to vote.

However, a judge ruled that the such laws are unconstitutional, so as of March 27, poll workers will not require you to show such ID.

Where do I vote?  Am I registered to vote?  Who is on my ballot?

Click here to find your polling place and sample ballot via the Wisconsin GAB Voter Search page.

You can also use that link to look up your voter registration and who will be on the ballot when you vote.

If you are not registered to vote, however, you can also look up your polling place by address.

NOTE: The Government Accountability Board warns on its web site that "some users may see incorrect polling place information."  It may be worth contacting your municipal clerk to double-check the information you see.

 Same-day voter registration

Wisconsin law allows people to register to vote at the polls.  To do you, you need to go to your voting site and bring proof that you have lived at your current address for at least 28 days. 

Election dates

- November 6 (Fall general election)

Provisional ballots

In some circumstances, potential voters who don't have the proper documentation to vote will be given permission to cast a provisional ballot.

Under those circumstances, the voter will cast a ballot, but that ballot won't count unless they provide required documentation to a poll worker on election day, or to a municipal clerk by 4:00 p.m. Friday after the election.

Click here for more instructions on provisional ballots.

The U.S. Justice Department has agents across the nation. To report possible voter fraud, contact the DOJ at 800-253-3931 or Click here for the website.