Voting in the 2024 Wisconsin Elections

Your vote and your voice matter in ALL Wisconsin elections
, especially in this critical 2024 Presidential election year. U.S.
citizens residing abroad have the right to vote. Please follow the tips below to make the process go smoothly, and remember: we’re here to help if you need it!

Wisconsinites Abroad - Please Take Action to Vote!

  1. Send in your Ballot Request (FPCA = Federal Post Card Application) now using www.VoteFromAbroad.ORG
    • Check the box to ask to receive your ballot by email
    • First time WI voters must PRINT and SIGN their FPCA and return by POSTAL MAIL.
    • Read our detailed Voting Guide for more information
  2. Send your BALLOT back by Postal Mail (or Courier) ASAP to meet the deadlines (See below)
  3. Need Voting Help?
    • Email [email protected] or click on the chat button in the bottom right corner  🠆 


Make a difference in these critical 2024 elections -
volunteer with the Wisconsinites Abroad State Team!

🠊 Click on the button above and then the page's JOIN button
🠊 Find our upcoming planning meetings and events HERE
🠊 If you have any questions, email [email protected]

On this page:

Why YOUR Vote from Abroad Matters in the 2024 WI Elections

WI Overseas Voting Information


What’s on the Ballot this Year?

Wisconsin will hold 2024 elections for:

    • Federal: U.S. President, U.S. Senate (let’s reelect Tammy Baldwin!) & U.S. House of Representatives

    • State: WI State Assembly and State Senate • Circuit courts • State ballot measures

    • Local: School boards • Municipal and county

Wisconsin August Primary Candidate
Information coming in June

Critical Issues at Stake

This year’s elections will shape the future of Wisconsin and the United States as the winners determine the course for:

  • Climate change & water rights
  • Reproductive rights (which have been under attack in Wisconsin)
  • LGBTQ+ rights & marriage equality
  • Education & student loan repayment
  • Healthcare
  • Marijuana legalization
  • Taxation
  • Gun control
  • Immigration
  • Overseas voting rights & procedures
  • and so many other issues that affect us, no matter where we are in the world!

Wisconsin Election Dates:

  • Spring Primary - February 20, 2024
  • Dems Abroad Global Presidential Primary - March 5-12, 2024
  • Spring Election (and presidential primary*, but only if you didn’t vote in the GPP) - April 2, 2024
  • August Primary elections (U.S. Senate, House of Representatives) - August 13, 2024
  • General Election - November 5, 2024

Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary (GPP)

  • You can vote in the Democrats Abroad GLOBAL PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY!

From March 5 -12, you can cast your primary vote for President in person or by email/mail with Democrats Abroad (details HERE). Check our 2024 Global Presidential Primary Voting Centers page for more information. Participating in the Global Presidential Primary shows our U.S. politicians how important elections are to U.S. citizens living abroad. 

Important: You may only vote for President in one Primary election – either in the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary OR the April 2nd Wisconsin Presidential Primary.

  • Vote in the August Wisconsin Primary for U.S. Senate and House

NOTE: WI is holding its state Presidential Primary on April 2nd, in addition to the August Primary for all other Federal races (U.S. Senate and House). Regardless of which Primary you choose to vote in for President, you can vote the rest of the Primary ballot in August.

Want to join Wisconsinites Abroad and help your fellow Badger-state voters have their voices heard?

If you’d like more info about our efforts to turn Wisconsin BLUE, write to: [email protected] or click here.

WI Voting Information

Read through the following information carefully to help you navigate the process of voting from abroad. If you need assistance, please write to [email protected] or [email protected]

Ballot Request/Registration Information

You must request your ballots EVERY calendar year in which you wish to vote using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), even if you are already registered. Do this today at Vote from Abroad!



Send in your FPCA early in the year to avoid missing deadlines (see below)!

  • The FPCA doubles as voter registration if you aren’t already registered.




Request to have your ballot sent to you via email to avoid postal delays. 

  • It will arrive 45 days before the election, so send in your request early!

Important tips to ensure your ballot request is accepted!


EMAIL your FPCA to your Municipal Clerk so you can get your ballot without delay!



NEW REGISTRATION: New registrations must be sent by postal mail with a wet-ink signature

  • Check HERE to see if you are registered to vote
  • You can email a picture/scan of your FPCA in order to receive your ballot in a timely manner, but you must still send in the signed hard copy


Please DO NOT use the in-state Wisconsin absentee voter registration - your voting rights are protected by Federal law, but only if you fill out the FPCA!


Do you know other Wisconsinites living abroad?

Let them know the process to vote by sharing this page!

What Elections Will Be on My Ballot?

INTENT TO RETURN: Wisconsin voters living abroad must indicate on the FPCA form whether or not they “Intend to return” to WI.

  • You will only be sent a FULL ballot (including State and Local elections) if you select that you “Intend to return” - this could be at any point in the future and does not require a set date. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions!

  • If you select that your “Return is uncertain” or that you have "Never lived in the U.S." then your ballot will include FEDERAL races only - also crucial this year!

  • If you have questions about your residence in Wisconsin, please contact us for more information.

Ballot Return Instructions


You must RETURN your overseas absentee ballot by POSTAL MAIL. It must arrive in your municipal clerk’s office by Election Day.

Late arrival is the #1 reason ballots are not counted, so mail yours back right away!



Be sure to sign where instructed before mailing back your ballot!

  • Fill out and include the official absentee ballot application/ certification, making sure the signature matches your FPCA.
  • Your official absentee ballot application/certification must be signed by a witness, who must be over 18 years of age, but does NOT have to be a U.S. citizen.



You can also use the diplomatic pouch (Find your local consulate information here) or a private courier service (such as UPS or DHL) to send back ballots. Family members can share a courier envelope if they have the same WI voting address. If using a courier service, then place the sealed Carrier Envelope into the courier envelope as if it were a mailbox. Some carriers offer discounts for mailing ballots so be sure to ask! NEW as of 2024: Ballots CAN be returned by members of the same family in the same private courier envelope.

Click here for detailed Ballot Return Instructions

Confirm your Ballot was Received and Counted!

Track Your Ballot to ensure it arrived and is counted!

  • You can check your ballot status HERE.
  • Or, you can email or call your local election office directly - find the contact information HERE.
  • You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here
      • If you are unable to access your state’s voting website due to geo-blocking, please write to [email protected] with the date/time/website you were attempting to access, including screenshots if possible.

Need help? Contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]

Dates and Deadlines for 2024 Elections in Wisconsin

Request ballots for the whole calendar year! 

  • First time WI voters must PRINT and SIGN their FPCA and return by POSTAL MAIL

Wisconsin Primary Election - Tuesday, February 20th

Select candidates for the Spring Election in April. Candidates include school board, county supervisors and judges. Only voters who 'Intend to Return' to WI are eligible. 
  • Check your Email/spam folder
  • Contact your Municipal Clerk if you don’t receive your ballot!
  • Send your ballot back ASAP by postal mail or courier. It is recommended all voters submitting ballots for the February 20th primary use a courier service.
  • Ballots must be received on February 20th at 8:00 PM Central US.

Spring General Election - Tuesday, April 2nd

Election for Presidential Primary, school boards, county supervisors and judges
  • Spring General Election Ballot Day: Thursday, February 15 - Ballots must be sent out by this date to those who have requested in 2024
  • Registration deadline: Postmarked by March 13, 2024
  • Ballot request deadline:
    • Non-Military Overseas Voters: Received by March 28, 2024 at 5:00 PM Central US.
    • Military Away from Home: April 2, 2024 at 5:00 PM Central US.

Fall Primary Election - August 13th

U.S. Senate & House of Representatives
  • Fall Partisan Primary Election Ballot Day: Thursday, June 27th - Ballots must be sent out by this date to those who have requested in 2024
  • Registration deadline: Postmarked by July 24, 2024
  • Ballot request deadline:
    • Non-Military Overseas Voters: Received by August 8, 2024 at 5:00 PM Central US.
    • Military Away from Home: August 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM Central US.

Fall General Election - Tuesday, November 5th

September 19th:





General Election Ballot Day - Ballots must be sent out by this date to those who have requested in 2024

  • Check your Email/spam folder
  • Contact your Municipal Clerk or write to us if you don’t receive yours!
  • Send your ballot back ASAP by postal mail, courier or if time allows, diplomatic pouch
October 16th:

Voter Registration Deadline for Overseas Citizens

  • First time WI voters must PRINT and SIGN their FPCA and return by POSTAL MAIL

October 31st:

Ballot Request Deadline:

  • Non-Military Overseas Voters: Received by 5:00 PM Central US.

November 5th:



Ballot Request Deadline:

  • Military Away from Home: Received by 5:00 PM Central US.

Election Day 

  • Ballot must be postmarked and received by 8:00 PM Central US time.


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