Voter Registration

As of January 1, 2006, all municipalities in Wisconsin require voter registration prior to a person being allowed to vote.

The federal "Help American Vote Act of 2002" requires any person registering to vote to supply his or her Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued driver's license number.  If the elector has never been issued a Wisconsin driver's license, he/she must provide the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number OR their Wisconsin state ID card number.  If the elector does not have a current, valid Wisconsin driver’s license, Wisconsin state ID card, or Social Security Number, the applicant may indicate this by filling in the appropriate circle on the registration form.  The registration cannot be processed until the elector provides this information.        

Please Note:  State and federal law requires that a voter submitting a registration application by mail provide a copy of an acceptable identifying document that provides proof of residence.  Acceptable forms of proof of residence are outlined below. The copy of the form of proof of residence must be included when submitting the registration application.  If a copy of proof of residence is not included, the elector will not be registered.

Anyone wishing to vote in the state of Wisconsin has three options to register:

1.   Mail:  Go to My Vote Wisconsin to complete the Voter Registration form and mail it into the City Clerk's office.  The application must be postmarked no later than the 20th day (3rd Wednesday) before the election.  After this time, all registrations shall be in-person at the Clerk's office.  Any registrations received in the mail at this time will be returned.

 2.  In Person: Register in the City Clerk's office up to 5:00 p.m. or the close of business day, whichever is later, on the Friday before the election.  Go to My Vote Wisconsin to create your Voter Registration Form to bring to the Clerk's Office.  Remember to bring your proof of residence (see information below).

 3.  At The Polling Place On Election Day:  Registration forms will be available at the polls, or skip in line and bring your completed form with you by going to My Vote Wisconsin and creating your form. If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you have lived at your present location for at least 28 days preceding the election. For purposes of voter registration, a list of acceptable forms of proof of residence are below. 

**Forms with an expiration date must be valid on Election Day.Top of Page

Proof of Residence

The following constitute acceptable Proof-of-Residence.  For a complete list, click here: proof of residence.

  1. A current and valid Wisconsin driver’s 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. 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
  5. A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election
  6. A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (NOT for first-time voters registering by mail)
  7. A university, college or technical institute fee card (must include photo)
  8. A university, college or technical institute identification card (must include photo)
  9. A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day
  10. Bank statement
  11. Paycheck
  12. A check or other document issued by a unit of governmentTop of Page

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