Registering to Vote

How to Register to Vote

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 drivers license number. If the elector has not been issued a Wisconsin driver's license, he or 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 drivers license, Wisconsin state ID card, or Social Security Number, the applicant may indicate this by filling in the appropriate circle on the registration form.

Registration Options
Anyone wishing to vote in the State of Wisconsin, where they are required to register has three options to register:
1. BY MAIL: Download (click here) the application for Voter Registration, complete the form and mail it to the Village Hall, attention the Village Clerk's Office.  The application must be postmarked no later than the day before the election.  Please Note:  State and federal law now requires that any first-time voter submitting a registration application by mail provide a copy of an acceptable identifying document that provides proof of residence. (A "first-time voter" is an individual who has not voted in an election in Wisconsin.) Acceptable forms of proof of residence are outlined below. Please note that first-time voters registering by mail may not use a residential lease as proof of residence. If the proof of residence is not included with the registration application, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued a ballot at the polling place or before being issued an absentee ballot in the municipal clerk's office.

2. IN PERSON: Register at Village Hall up to 5 p.m., the Friday before election.

3. AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY: 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, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include:
        -  A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
        -  A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.
            Forms with an expiration date must be valid on Election Day.

The following constitute acceptable Proof-of-Residence if the document contains the information specified above:
        -  A current and valid Wisconsin driver's license.
        -  A current and valid Wisconsin identification 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 residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (not for first-time voters registering by mail).
        -  A university, college or technical institute fee card (must include photo).
        -  A university, college or technical institute identification card (must include photo).
        -  A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before
            election day.
        -  Bank statement.
        -  Paycheck.
        -  A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
   Click here to view and print the Wisconsin Voter Registration Application  (EL-131)