"I Will Fight For Wisconsin's Hard Working Families"- Robert Gerald Lorge
HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTEMany municipalities in Wisconsin require voter registration prior to a person being allowed to vote. If you do not know if your municipality requires registration, please contact your local municipal clerk's office. If you do not know who your clerk is or where their office is located consult this Listing of all Wisconsin Municipal Clerks.
Municpal Clerk List
This listing contains telephone and fax numbers as well as addresses.
If your municipality does not require registration, when you appear at the polling place your name and address will be recorded by the election inspectors (poll workers). It's advisable to bring a form of identification if this is the first time you are voting at that location.
NEW VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION
Click here for a new voter registration application Form EB131
As of January 1, 2003, the federal "Help American Vote Act of 2002," requires any person registering to vote to:
1) Supply their Wisconsin Department of Transportation - issued driver's license or identification card number.
If the elector does not have a Wisconsin driver's license or I.D., they must provide the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number, or indicate that the applicant has neither a driver's license nor a social security number. (Box 6 on Form EB-131) THE REGISTRATION CANNOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL THE ELECTOR PROVIDES THIS INFORMATION.
2) Answer the following questions (Box 7 on Form EB-131)-
Are you a citizen of the United States of America?
Will you be 18 years of age on or before election day?
THE REGISTRATION CANNOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL THE ELECTOR ANSWERS THESE QUESTIONS.
Anyone wishing to vote in the state of Wisconsin, where they are required to register, has three options to register:
1. BY MAIL: Download the Application for Voter Registration (EB131), complete the form and mail it into your municipal clerk's office up to 5:00 PM on the 13th day before the election. (For the September Partisan primary, that date is Wednesday, September 1, 2004 and for the November general election that date is, Wednesday, October 20, 2004.) PLEASE NOTE: As of January 1, 2003, the federal "Help America Vote Act of 2002" requires any person registering to vote for the first time and submitting a registration application by mail to provide a copy of acceptable identification. Acceptable identification is either a current and valid photo identification, OR, one of the following: a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, pay check, or government document that shows the name and address of the voter. The copy of the form of identification must be included when submitting the registration application. If a copy of identification is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued an absentee ballot.
2. IN PERSON: Register in the municipal clerk's office up to 5:00 PM on the day before the election. (For the September Partisan primary, that date is Monday, September 13, 2004 and for the November general election that date is, Monday, November 1, 2004.) Note: after the BY MAIL deadline, the elector shall present acceptable proof of residence as outlined below.
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 10 days preceding the election. For purposes of voter registration, a form of identification constitutes acceptable proof of residence if it includes:
1. A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
2. A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.
PROOF OF RESIDENCE
Forms of identification which constitute acceptable Proof-of-Residence (see numbers 2 and 3 above), when they contain the information specified above, include the following:
1. A Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license.
2. A Wisconsin identification card.
3. 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.
4. A credit card or plate.
5. A library card.
6. A check-cashing or courtesy card issued by a merchant in the normal course of business.
7. A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
8. A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day.
9. A university, college or technical institute fee card.
10. A university, college or technical institute identification card.
11. An airplane pilot’s license.
12. A gas, electric or telephone service statement for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
At this time, Proof-of-Residence is all that is required of a voter in order to register at the polling place on Election Day. Although the Registration Form may ask for either the Driver’s License number or the last 4 digits of the Social Security Number a voter should not be turned away if they lack that information. 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-Residence.