Registering to Vote

In all Wisconsin communities, you must register to vote before you can vote. If you vote at least once every four years and stay in the same voting district, you only have to register one time. When you register for the first time, you must have lived at your current address at least ten days before election day.

Five Ways to Register to Vote

  1. Register at the polls on election day.
  2. Register by mail. Visit the Wisconsin State Elections Board web site ( to print a Voter Picture of Voter Registration Form Registration Form or contact (write or call) your city, town or village clerk's office and ask them to send you a Voter Registration Form in the mail. Follow each instruction carefully and mail it back before the deadline.
  3. Register in person at your city, town or village clerk’s office until 5 p.m. on the day before the election.
  4. Register in person at other designated places in your community. Check with the municipal clerk’s office for other registration sites such as a fire station, public library, community center, Independent Living Center or other agency that provide services to people with disabilities.
  5. Register at voter registraton drives that maybe held during community events.

Information You Need to Register to Vote

When you register to vote you will need to complete a Voter Registration Form and provide the following information:

  1. Your full name (last, first and middle name)
  2. The address where you live. The address where you receive mail (if different from the address where you live).
  3. Your date of birth.
  4. Your signature (indicating you meet the qualifications to vote) and the date you complete the form. (If you are unable to complete and sign the form yourself, you must provide the name, address and telephone number for the person assisting you.)
  5. Proof you lived in the district for at least 10 days. Documents you can use are a Wisconsin's driver's license, Wisconsin I.D. card, utility bill, current lease or other identification with your current address. If you don't have written proof, bring a friend (with identification) who lives in the same voting district. This person can serve as a witness to confirm your address.
  6. Identification Number: You must bring your Wisconsin driver’s license number or State I.D. card number. If you have not been issued either of these, bring the last four numbers of your Social Security Number. If you have none of these, a unique identifying number will be assigned to you

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