Anyone wishing to vote in the state of Wisconsin, where they are
required to register, has three options to register:
Register at the Polling Place on
If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must
bring proof that you have lived at your present location for 10 days
preceding the election. For purposes of voter registration, a form of
identification constitutes acceptable proof of residence if it
A current and complete name, including both the given and family
A current and complete residential address, including a numbered
street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.
Forms of identification which constitute acceptable proof of
residence when they contain the
information specified above, include the following:
A Wisconsin motor vehicle operator's license.
A Wisconsin identification card.
Any other official identification card or license issued by a
Wisconsin governmental body or unit or by an employer in the normal
course of business, but not including a business card.
A credit card or plate.
A library card.
A check-cashing or courtesy card issued by a merchant in the
normal course of business.
A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the
year preceding the date of the election.
A residential lease which is effective for a period that
includes election day.
A university, college or technical institute fee card.
A university, college or technical institute identification
An airplane pilot's license.
A gas, electric or telephone service statement for the period
commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
If you cannot supply acceptable proof of residence, your
registration form can be substantiated and signed by one other elector
who resides in your municipality, corroborating your residency
information. The corroborator must then provide acceptable proof of
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact your
municipal clerk or the State Elections Board. The Elections Board can
be reached at:
Wisconsin State Elections Board
132 East Wilson Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 2973
Madison, WI 53701-2973
Phone: (608) 266-8005
Fax: (608) 267-0500
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM.
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