Register to Vote

Registering to vote allows you to particpate in the electoral process and gives you the power to make a difference in deciding who will serve in an elected office.

Registering to vote has never been easier or more convenient.  You can register in person or you can download a registration form and register through the mail by following the instructions. You can also register to vote on-line if you have a valid Wisconsin Driver's License or Wisconsin ID Card with your current name and address at www.myvote.wi.gov

 Proof of residency is required

How and Where Do I Register to Vote?


A U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, who has resided at a residential address for at least 28 consecutive days immediately preceding the election, with no present intent to move, not currently serving a sentence including probation or parole for a felony conviction, and is not otherwise disqualified from voting, is an eligible elector.

Anyone wishing to vote in the State of Wisconsin, where they are required to register, has four options to register:

  1. By Mail: Download the Application for Voter Registration (EL-121) (see link below), complete the form and mail it into your municipal clerk's office up to 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday (20th day) before the election.

    Note: Proof of Residence is required for any elector, who is not a military or overseas elector, who registers by mail.   A copy must be included when submitting the registration application. If it is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before application can be processed.

2.   On-line:  Go to www.myvote.wi.gov and register to vote if you have a valid Wisconsin Driver's License or Wisconsin ID
      Card with your current name and address. This process can be completed up to 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday
      (20th day) before the election

 3.  In Person: Register in the municipal clerk's office up to 5:00 P.M. on the Friday before the election.

      Note: The elector shall present acceptable proof of residence as outlined below.

 4.  At the Polling Place on Election Day: If you wish to register to vote at your polling place you must bring proof that 
     you have lived at your present location for 28 consecutive days preceding the election. For purposes of voter
     registration, the following documents constitute acceptable proof of residence if it includes:

                             a.    A current and complete name, including both the first and last name and

                             b.    A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, 
                                    and the name of a municipality.

      Identifying documents must be valid on the day that an elector makes application for registration in order to constitute proof of residence.

To prove residency, Wisconsinites can use the following documents if they contain full name and current address of the voter:

  1. A current and valid Wisconsin driver license
  2. A current and valid Wisconsin identification card.
  3. Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  4. An official identification card or license issued by an employer in the normal course of business that contains a photograph of the registrant. (Does not include a business card.)
  5. A real property tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  6. A residential lease. (Not valid when registering by mail.)
  7. A university, college, or technical college identification card that contains a photograph of the registrant if accompanied by a fee payment receipt issued to the registrant by the university, college, or technical college and dated no earlier than 9 months before the date of the election at which the receipt is presented. *
  8. A university, college, or technical college identification card that contains a photograph of the registrant if the university, college, or technical college that issued the card provides a certified and current list of students who reside in housing sponsored by the university, college, or technical college and who are U.S. Citizens to the municipal clerk prior to the election showing the current address of the students and the election official receiving the application verifies that the student presenting the card is included on the list.*
  9. A utility bill for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before the day registration is made.
  10. A bank statement.
  11. A paycheck.
  12. A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
  13. A letter of identification issued by an organization that provides services to the homeless that identifies the voter and describes the location designated as the registrant’s residence for voting purposes.

* valid without residential address.

 

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