VRM in the States: Wisconsin
Wisconsin currently has online voter registration, Election Day registration, and portability.
Advances in Voter Registration Modernization
- Online Voter Registration: Wisconsin launched online voter registration through the State Elections Commission in 2017. Eligible citizens with a state driver’s license or non-driver ID can use the system to register to vote and update their registration information.
- Election Day Registration: Wisconsin enacted Election Day registration in 1975. Individuals may register and vote at the polls on Election Day and at municipal clerk’s offices during the early voting period.
- Portability: Registered voters who have moved within the state at least 10 days before an election and have not updated their registration can, on Election Day, re-register at their new polling place and cast a regular ballot. Those who have moved within the state fewer than 10 days before an election can cast a regular ballot at their former ward or municipality.
Gains from Voter Registration Modernization in Wisconsin
In the November 2016 general election, 355,948 voters registered on Election Day or during the early voting period.