Preview My Ballot
Preview which candidates and measures will be on your ballot by visiting MyVote Wisconsin – Preview My Ballot. Sample ballots are typically available no later than 47 days prior to a federal election and 21 days before an election without any federal contests.
Research the Candidates and Measures
Make an informed choice on the candidates, initiatives, and referendum on your ballot by doing research. You can typically find voter guides in regional newspapers or published by issue-specific organizations. BallotReady is a non-partisan national resource for candidate backgrounds and ballot measure explanations.
In Wisconsin, you are allowed to bring notes or look at your phone at the voting booth as long as you are not being disruptive.
In Wisconsin, these are the following scenarios in which a write-in candidate will be counted:
- if no candidate has been certified to appear on the ballot
- if a certified candidate dies or withdraws before the election
- if a candidate has registered to be a write-in
For more information, visit Wisconsin Elections Commission – Write-In Candidates.