Posted 2:42 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023

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The information you need to prepare for the primary and general elections in February and April

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Wisconsin will hold its primary election for State Supreme Court and La Crosse School Board. More information about the Supreme Court candidates can be found on the website.

Then, on Tuesday, April 4, Wisconsin will hold its general election. Take time to learn about voter information before Election Day.

Visit for information about current voter registration and a sample ballot.

How can I register to vote?

  • Visit to check your current voter registration. You can also visit the La Crosse County’s website for more information about voter registration. 
  • If your current address does not match your address through the DMV, you will need to register by mail or by going to the city clerk’s office.
    • Register by mail using the Wisconsin Voter Registration form
      • The form will need to be printed and mailed in along with your Proof of Residency on WINGS.
      • Forms need to be mailed or delivered to the city clerk by March 15, 2023, for the general election.
    • You can also register on Election Day at your polling place between 7 a.m.-8 p.m. To find your polling place, visit the My Vote Wisconsin website
    • What you need to register: As a student, you will need your driver’s license or state ID, and your WI voter verification document from WINGS. This document is located under other resources on the bottom righthand side of the page. The document can either be printed or pulled up on your phone when you register. Be sure that your address on the verification is correct before registering.

How can I vote?

  • Absentee:
    • You are still able to request your absentee ballot until 5 p.m. Feb. 15 for the primary election. Ballots will be mailed out in 24 hours of your request.
    • You will need to make sure that your ballot is completely filled out and signed along with the witness information for your vote to count.
    • Ballots can be mailed back to city hall or dropped off in the drop box no later than 5 p.m. on Election Day.
    • If you need to drop your ballot off after 5 p.m. on Election Day, you can drop it at your polling place before 8 p.m. to have it counted. To find your polling place, visit the My Vote Wisconsin website.
  • Early voting:
    • You can vote early at city hall from Feb. 7-19 from 8a.m.-4 p.m. for both early voting and registering to vote. Both can be done on the same day. No early voting Friday, Feb. 10. Friday, Feb. 17 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. by appointment only on this day.)
    • To early vote, please bring your state ID if you are from Wisconsin, or your Student ID if you are an out-of-state student registered in Wisconsin.
  • On Election Day:
    • Voting on Feb. 21 (primary election) and April 4 (general election) will take place from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. You will be able to cast your vote as long as you are in line before 8 p.m.
    • On-Campus students, your polling place is the Student Union.
    • Off-Campus students, visit the My Vote Wisconsin website to find your polling place. You are only allowed to vote in your designated location.
    • To vote in person on Election Day, you will need your driver’s license or state ID for in-state students, or your student ID for out-of-state students.

Not sure if you are registered to vote?  Check out the My Vote Wisconsin website and click on “My Voter Info”.

Want to see what is on your ballot? Check out the My Vote Wisconsin website and click on “What’s on My Ballot”

Not voting in La Cross? Be sure to send your absentee ballot to your clerk’s office. Votes can only be counted in the area that the ballot was issued from. 

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