I am so thankful you all came out to support me in my re-election as Dane County Voting peopleDistrict Attorney. Voting is a way to make your voice heard. It is a way to register your opinion on how you think the government should operate.

Thank you so much for safely helping to collect signatures to allow me to appear on the ballot in November 2020! 500 certified signatures are required to appear on the ballot and the Wisconsin Elections Commission certified 920!

I will continue to do everything I can to keep our Dane County communities safe and to maintain your trust and support. Together, we will do great things!

I would like to encourage you all, if you haven’t already voted early, to cast your ballot.  I hope you will join me in voting for the many great Democrats we have on the ballot.

Together, we will do great things.
Ismael Ozanne



Did you know that you can order your ballots to be mailed to you for both the August 11 primary and the November 3 general election? Ordering ahead allows the Clerk’s Office to order supplies ahead and be ready to mail yours out when the time comes. Just click below, enter your name and birthdate.

Photo ID requirement: If you will receive your absentee ballot by mail and have not previously provided a copy of acceptable photo ID with a prior by-mail absentee ballot request, a copy of photo ID must accompany this application. You may submit your id by taking a photo of your id on your phone and attaching it to the application. In-person voters must always show acceptable photo ID. ballot request - Poster-page-001


Deadlines for August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary

Voter Registration Deadlines for the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary
Voters can register in the following ways.  All voters must provide a Proof of Residence document when registering to vote by mail, in-person in the clerk’s office, or at the polls on Election Day

July 22, 2020 – Deadline to Register by Mail – Your voter registration form, along with proof of residence must be postmarked to your municipal clerk no later than July 22, 2020. Find your Municipal Clerk’s Contact Information here.

July 22, 2020 – Deadline to Register to vote online. – Voters who are able to match their name, date of birth, Wisconsin Driver License or State ID number, and address with the Wisconsin DMV can register to vote online through July 22, 2020.

August 7, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. – Deadline to Register in Your Municipal Clerk’s Office-  Voters may register in-person in their municipal clerk’s office during the clerk’s business hours until 5:00 p.m. on May 8, 2020.  Find your Municipal Clerk’s Contact Information here.

August 11, 2020 from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. – Register to Vote at Your Polling Place- Voters can register to vote at their polling place on Election Day, August 11, 2020.  Find your Polling Place here.

Absentee Voting Deadlines for the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary
All voters in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for any reason.  Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot.   Voters may request their absentee ballot in writing.  To request an absentee ballot on click here.  You must provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request, more information on photo ID can be found here.

August 6, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. – Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot – Regular and Permanent Overseas Voters –  If you are a regular or a Permanent Overseas Voter, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 6, 2020

August 7, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. – Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot-Indefinitely Confined – If you are indefinitely confined, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020.

Possibly through August 9, 2020 – Deadline for In-Person Absentee – Voters can possibly request and vote an absentee ballot in-person in their municipal clerk’s office through August 9, 2020.  Office hours vary by municipality. Some municipal offices may not offer additional in-person absentee hours. Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours.

August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. – Deadline for Hospitalized Voters – Voters who are in a hospital may request a ballot be brought to them by an appointed agent if they are hospitalized in the 7 days preceding the election.  Hospitalized electors may request an absentee ballot between August 4, 2020 and August 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. – Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot-Military – If you are a voter in the military, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 11, 2020.

August 11, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m. – Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot – You must return your absentee ballot by mail or delivery to your municipal clerk, your polling place, or a local dropbox established by your clerk.  Your ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8:00 p.m on August 11, 2020.



Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee.  Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one.  You have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote. You must be a registered voter to request an absentee ballot and you must show acceptable Photo ID before you can receive an absentee ballot. 

Please check your registration status at My Vote Wisconsin


  • Request an Absentee Ballot
  • Register to Vote
  • Check your registration status
  • View your voting activity
  • Find your polling location
  • See what’s on your ballot


Why Vote?

Vote because every election matters. Vote because the choices you will make matter. Vote because elections aren’t simply about your representatives in Washington or who is president. Who you choose this November to lead your local and state governments — whether as your governor, mayor, city council member, or your state senator — will have a serious impact on the life of your community. When we vote for our state and local officials, we make choices that will have very direct and concrete effects on our daily lives.


 In Person Absentee Voting sites

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Register to Vote

Registering to Vote Online (prior to an election):

Up to 20 days before the election. Voters who have a valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State of Wisconsin ID card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can register to vote online on the MyVote Wisconsin website: To register online, the voter must enter a name, date of birth, Driver License or ID number and address that matches what is on file with the Wisconsin DMV. If all of the fields match, the voter will be able to register to vote completely online without needing to print, sign or mail the form and without needing to send a proof of residence document. Voters who are not able to match their information with the information in the DMV database will be given the option to register by mail (see instructions above).

Registering in Person (prior to an election):

Voter registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday preceding an election in order for the person’s name to be included on the voter registration list. Some municipalities may provide other locations to accomplish registration (please check with your municipal clerk for locations). Late registrations may be accepted in the office of the municipal clerk, who shall issue a certificate addressed to the election inspectors stating that the elector shall be allowed to vote.

Registering in Person (on election day):

Election day registration is allowed at the polls. The elector must provide proof-of-residence giving his or her complete name and address. Acceptable forms of proof-of-residence include:

  • A current and valid WI Driver License / ID Card
  • Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit
  • An employee ID card with a photograph, but not a business card
  • A real property tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the election
  • A residential lease (Does not count as proof of residence if elector submits form by mail)
  • A university, college or technical institutitute identification card (must include photo), ONLY if the bearer provides a fee receipt dated within the last nine months or the institution provides a certified housing list to the municipal clerk.
  • A utility bill for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before the day registration is made
  • A bank statement
  • A paycheck
  • A check or other document issued by a unit of government
  • An affidavit on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.

If the person registering on election day has a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, he or she must provide the number to the registration deputy. If the person registering does not have the driver’s license number with him/her, or refuses to provide the number, the person may vote a provisional ballot. The person must then provide the number to the municipal clerk by 4:00 the Friday following the election in order for his/her vote to be counted. If the person does not have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, he or she may provide the last 4 digits of his/her social security number or his/her Wisconsin ID card number, and he/she will be permitted to vote.

Registering by Mail:

Any elector may register before the close of registration (3rd Wednesday prior to the election) for any election as follows:

  • The elector shall obtain a Voter Registration Form by downloading it from here. Or using MyVote Wisconsin to complete the registration form. Electors can also contact their municipal clerk for a blank registration form and instructions.
  • The elector shall certify that all statements are true and correct.
  • The elector shall include a copy of their proof-of-residence (as defined in the list above for persons registering on election day).
  • The elector shall return the registration form and proof-of-residence to their municipal clerk prior to the close of registration (3rd Wednesday prior to the election).

Official State of Wisconsin Voting Website

Elections: Everything you need to know

Dane County League of Women Voters Information

Voting information in Spanish and Hmong

Dane County Voter ID Info

Dane County Clerk Voter Update Videos

Chad Vader Voter ID Video

Voter information for UW Madison students

Photos of ID needed by student voters from the League of Woman Voters