Wisconsin Youth Voter Registration
The Wisconsin Civic Learning Coalition is partnering with The Civic Health of Wisconsin Initiative, the League of Women Voters Wisconsin, and The Civics Center to support school-based voter registration across Wisconsin.
Voter Registration Toolkit
Next Election: February 20, 2024
Wisconsin Youth Registration Rules: In Wisconsin teens can register to vote if they will be 18 on or before the date of the next election. But 17 year-olds cannot register online, they must use a paper form. Wisconsin also has same-day registration, but to register at the polls you need proof of residence. A state issued photo ID can serve as both a proof of residence, and a photo ID to vote.
- Voter Registration flier (PDF with QR code)
- What’s on the ballot? Where do I vote? www.myvote.wi.gov
- Acceptable government issued photo ID or other approved ID needed to vote.
- Proof of residence for registration.
- High School Poll Worker information.
- The Civics Center has all the resources you need to host a student-run voter registration drive in your school.
Take the High School Voter Registration Pledge
Commit to providing information and support for students registering and voting in their first election when they turn 18. Individual teachers, schools, and districts are all welcome to take the pledge! Join the movement and help Wisconsin support our young voters in one of their first acts of civic engagement.
Spotlight On Milwaukee Public Schools
Resources for Teaching about Elections
Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources
- Wisconsin Elections Commission: Elections 101 videos and lesson plans
- Civics Renewal Network: Teaching about Voting and Elections
- Deliberation on Lowering the Voting Age (deliberation instructions, graphic organizer)
- NEA resources for teaching about elections and democracy
- More resources for teaching about elections
- 2022 UW Madison Teaching About the Elections Conference website
The Wisconsin Civic Learning Coalition is a project of the Legislative Semester, a 501(c)3 organization.