Voter Registration and Proof of Residence
Completing the voter registration process is necessary for first-time voters, or for anyone whose name and/or address have changed. When registering, you will need to prove you live at the address through a “Proof of Residence” document or ID. You may use any acceptable photo ID to meet the proof of residence requirement, as long as that ID contains your name and current address.
If your photo ID does not have your address on it, or the address is not current on your ID, you will need an additional PROOF of RESIDENCE document that contains your name and current address.
Proof of Residence For Voter Registration
Voting in Wisconsin
Beginning with the 2016 Spring Primary, all Wisconsin voters must show an acceptable photo ID before they can be issued a ballot to vote.
Acceptable Photo IDS for Voting In Wisconsin
These are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently, November 3, 2020 election):
- A Wisconsin DOT – issued driver’s license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended, with or without star in the right-hand corner.
- A Wisconsin DOT – issued identification card, with or without a star in the right-hand corner.
- A Wisconsin DOT – issued identification card or driver’s license without a photo issued under the religious exemption.
- Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service.
- A U.S. passport.
- An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin (May be used even if expired before the most recent general election).
- A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. (May be used even if expired before the most recent general election).
- If the university or college ID is expired, the student ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves current enrollment.
These photo ID’s are also acceptable for voting purposes, but must be unexpired:
- A veteran’s photo identification card issued by the Veterans Health Administration of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.
- A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented.
- A driving receipt issued by the Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days).
- An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days).
- A temporary identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT through the identification Petition Process (IDPP) (valid for 60 days).
The paper-based ExpressVote Universal Voting System uses touch-screen technology that produces a paper record for tabulation. As a marker, the ExpressVote handles the entire marking process, eliminating unclear marks and the need for interpretation of the voter’s mark. When a voter has finished casting their vote, they review their ballot for accuracy and then the machine will print their marked ballot card which can then be placed in the tabulator or ballot box.
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