Election Day in Wisconsin: What you need to know before heading to the polls

Posted: 11:08 AM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-06 12:08:35-05

Polls are now open in Wisconsin for Election Day. Voters have until 8 p.m. to cast a ballot.

You must have a photo ID to cast a ballot - a driver’s license or passport will do. You can also register to vote at the polls with a photo ID and proof of residence, like a utility bill.

Employers must grant employees up to three hours to vote on election day while the polls are open. You must notify the employer of the intended absence. The employer may designate the time of day for the absence.

Some people may want to celebrate exercising their right to vote by taking a selfie, but there are some states where this is not allowed.

In Wisconsin, you can take a selfie at a polling place, but workers may ask you to stop if you're being a distraction. Michael Haas of the State Election Commission says they also suggest you don't post a selfie with your marked ballot.