To Register You Must:
- be 18 years of age on or prior to Nov 1, 2016,
- be an U.S. citizen,
- resident at current address since before Oct 11, 2016,
- not be a felon.
To Vote, You Must Register:
- if you never voted before,
- if you moved since the last time you voted,
- if you were a felon who served your sentence (including probation) and have not yet re-registered.
- (Not sure? Check here – then enter your first and last name and date of birth on the resulting form.
Where and When to Register in Person
- At your Municipal Clerk‘s office – before Nov 4, 2016.
- At your polling place on election day – Nov 8, 2016.
How and When to Register by Mail
- Download this form.
- Type in the data & print the form (or print the form & fill in by hand),
- Attach Proof of Residency document(s), if required.
- Mail, fax, email or hand deliver it all to your Municipal Clerk.
Documents Needed to Register
- License number and expiration date of a WI driver license, if you have one and if it is current & valid.
- Otherwise a WI DOT ID number OR last 4 digits of SS number.
- Lacking all the above, you still may be allowed to register.
- Proof of residency, if registering after Oct 10, 2016 or as a first time voter.
- (NOTE: a PHOTO ID is NOT a requirement.)
Proof of Residency Examples
- (NOTE: Proof of Residency is required if you are a first time voter or you register after Oct 10, 2016)
- A current and valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State ID card.
- Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
- Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
- A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
- A university, college, or technical college identification card (must include photo) ONLY if the voter provides a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months or the institution provides a certified housing list, that indicates citizenship, to the municipal clerk.
- A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing no earlier than 90 days before Election Day.
- Bank statement.
- Paycheck or paystub.
- A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
- A letter on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.
- Residential lease that is effective on date of registration. (Not valid if registering by mail.) o An intake document from a residential care facility such as a nursing home or assisted living facility.
- (this list is not exhaustive – other documents may qualify)
For more detailed information on the above, visit the following WI Government Accountability Board websites:
- Wisconsin Voter Information: myvote.wi.gov
- Voter Eligibility: Voter Eligibility Guide.pdf
- Voter Registration: Voter Registration Guide.pdf
- Proof of Residency: 27-28 Proof of Residence.pdf
revised 16 Aug 2016