Requirements & Registration

Requirements & Registration

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Polling Place Hours:


The Polling Place is open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day. Everyone in line at 8 p.m. gets to vote.


Unsolicited Voter Registration Forms and Absentee Ballot Requests
You might receive voter registration and absentee ballot request forms via USPS.  These mailings are not from our office, even though they appear to be.  They are sent by special interest groups and the pre-filled voter information is often inaccurate.  To ensure you are properly registered or to apply for an absentee ballot, please visit myvote.wi.gov or contact the Clerk's office at 608-873-3063.


Click here for an Absentee Ballot Application
***Voters must submit a copy of a valid photo ID with any absentee ballot application, unless exempt (military and indefinitely confined.)***

Click here for a Voter Registration Application

When registering, voters must present proof of residence showing current name and address. The following are acceptable forms of proof of residence:
  • Utility bill issued within the last 90 days.
  • Bank or credit union statement.
  • Current and valid Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin identification card.
  • Real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the previous year.
  • Paycheck.
  • Document issued by a unit of government.
  • Check issued by a unit of government.
  • College fee statement issued in the last nine months, accompanied by student ID card.
  • Affidavit from a public or private social service agency, on letterhead, identifying an individual who is homeless and indicating where that individual resides.
  • Official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit, unexpired.
  • Identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business, which has a photograph of the cardholder, but not a business card.

Voter Photo ID Required 

The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23. A photo ID is now required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections.

The following types of ID are acceptable:

  • Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin DOT-issued photo ID card expiring 11/3/2020 or later
  • U.S. Passport expiring 11/3/2020 or later
  • Military ID card expiring 11/3/2020 or later
  • Military ID card issued to a Veteran by a U.S. Uniformed Service - may be expired - some may indicated "indefinite"
  • Photo ID issued by the federal Dept. of Veterans Affairs - unexpired or has no expiration date
  • Certification of naturalization issued within the last 2 years
  • Wisconsin driver license or DOT-issued photo ID receipt - valid for 45 days
  • Unexpired ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin accredited university/college ID with issuance date, signature, and expiration within 2 years of issuance, and proof of current enrollment.


Learn more about photo ID by visiting - Bring It to the Ballot website.

ID Petition Process



Absentee Ballot Information Election Dates and Candidates

Polling Place Hours:


The Polling Place is open from 7am to 8pm on Election Day. Everyone in line at 8 p.m. gets to vote.


Unsolicited Voter Registration Forms and Absentee Ballot Requests
You might receive voter registration and absentee ballot request forms via USPS.  These mailings are not from our office, even though they appear to be.  They are sent by special interest groups and the pre-filled voter information is often inaccurate.  To ensure you are properly registered or to apply for an absentee ballot, please visit myvote.wi.gov or contact the Clerk's office at 608-873-3063.

Click here for an Absentee Ballot Application
***Voters must submit a copy of a valid photo ID with any absentee ballot application, unless exempt (military and indefinitely confined.)***

Click here for a Voter Registration Application
When registering, voters must present proof of residence showing current name and address. The following are acceptable forms of proof of residence:
  • Utility bill issued within the last 90 days.
  • Bank or credit union statement.
  • Current and valid Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin identification card.
  • Real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the previous year.
  • Paycheck.
  • Document issued by a unit of government.
  • Check issued by a unit of government.
  • College fee statement issued in the last nine months, accompanied by student ID card.
  • Affidavit from a public or private social service agency, on letterhead, identifying an individual who is homeless and indicating where that individual resides.
  • Official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit, unexpired.
  • Identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business, which has a photograph of the cardholder, but not a business card.

Voter Photo ID Required 

The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23. A photo ID is now required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections.

The following types of ID are acceptable:

  • Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin DOT-issued photo ID card expiring 11/3/2020 or later
  • U.S. Passport expiring 11/3/2020 or later
  • Military ID card expiring 11/3/2020 or later
  • Military ID card issued to a Veteran by a U.S. Uniformed Service - may be expired - some may indicated "indefinite"
  • Photo ID issued by the federal Dept. of Veterans Affairs - unexpired or has no expiration date
  • Certification of naturalization issued within the last 2 years
  • Wisconsin driver license or DOT-issued photo ID receipt - valid for 45 days
  • Unexpired ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin accredited university/college ID with issuance date, signature, and expiration within 2 years of issuance, and proof of current enrollment.


Learn more about photo ID by visiting - Bring It to the Ballot website.

 
ID Petition Process

Absentee Ballot Information
 
Election Dates and Candidates