Registering to Vote
You must provide Proof of Residence in order to register to vote.
To be eligible to register to vote you must be a United States citizen, at least 18 years old, who has resided at a residential address for at least 10 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 three options to register:
Download the Application for Voter Registration, complete the form, and mail it to your municipal clerk’s office up to 5 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday (20th day) before the election. Please note that Proof of Residence is required for any elector, who is not a military or overseas elector, who registers by mail and has not previously voted in an election in Wisconsin.
A copy must be included when submitting the registration application. If it is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued a ballot.
Register in the municipal clerk’s office up to 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election. Please note that after the 3rd Wednesday (20th day) before the election, the elector shall present acceptable proof of residence as outlined in the Proof of Residence Documents. You may register to vote in person, Monday through Friday at the City Clerk’s Office.
At the Polling Place on Election Day
If you wish to register at your polling place you must bring a document that is proof that you live at your present location. For purposes of voter registration, the list of Proof of Residence Documents constitute acceptable proof of residence if they include:
- A current and complete name, including both the first and last name
- A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address and the name of the municipality
Proof of Residence Documents
Identifying documents must be valid on the day that an elector makes application for registration in order to constitute proof of residence.
Acceptable forms of identifying documents that serve as proof of residence are:
- Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit
- A bank statement or credit card statement
- A check or other document issued by a unit of government
- A current and valid Wisconsin driver’s license
- A current and valid Wisconsin identification card or license issued by the Department of Transportation
- An employee identification card that contains a photograph of the cardholder, but not including a business card
- A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before the day registration is made
- A paycheck
- A picture ID from a university, college or technical college coupled with a fee receipt containing the student’s current address
- A picture ID from a university, college, or technical institute coupled with an on-campus housing list provided by the university, college, or technical institute to the municipal clerk prior to the election showing the current address of the student
- A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election
- A residential lease that is effective for a period that includes Election Day, except for first time voters registering by mail