Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Registering to Vote on Election Day | Mike Quieto for Dane County Clerk

Registering to Vote on Election Day | Mike Quieto for Dane County Clerk
Voters may register at their polling place on Election Day, but the must present “proof of residence.” Note that another voter may no longer “vouch” for someone’s address.
Remember that you now need to have lived at an address for 28 days to register.  If you moved less than 28 days ago, you need to vote at your old address and polling place.
When registering, you don’t need to show ID, but you will need to provide your Wisconsin Driver’s License or ID card number (if you have one).  Voters without a Wisconsin Driver’s License or ID card must provide the last four digits of their Social Security Number.
Acceptable forms of “proof of residence” are:
  • A current and valid Wisconsin driver’s license or Wisconsin identification card.
  • Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit
  • An identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business, which has a photograph of the cardholder, but not a business card.
  • A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  • A utility bill for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before the election.
  • A tuition bill
  • A bank statement.
  • A paycheck.
  • A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
  • a residential lease.