The Nov. 6 general election is less than a month away. Eligible voters can determine whether they are already registered at MyVote.WI.gov. Those who are not registered will need a proof of residence document in order to sign up. Such documents must include the voter’s name and current address (see https://elections.wi.gov/publications/voter-guides/proof-of-residence for a full list of acceptable documents). In addition, eligible voters must provide a government-issued photo ID to vote in person or absentee.
There are several ways citizens can register to vote:
Online. Eligible voters in Wisconsin can register online at MyVote.WI.gov up to 20 days before the election in which they are planning to vote. For the Nov. 6 election, the last day to register online is Wednesday, Oct. 17. A valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State of Wisconsin ID card issued by the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) qualifies as proof of residence for online registrants.
By Mail. Registrants can also start their voter-registration forms online at MyVote.WI.gov, then print, sign and mail it to the municipal clerk in their city, along with proof of residence. Forms must be postmarked no later than Oct. 17, 20 days before the election.
In the municipal clerk’s office. Citizens can register in person in the municipal clerk’s office of their city of residence until 5 p.m. (or close of business) on the Friday before the election. For the Nov. 6 election, that date is Nov. 2. Registrants need to bring proof of residence.
In person on election day. Along with any of the methods above, citizens can still register at the polls on election day. Individuals will need a valid driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID that shows their current address to register and vote.