GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Election Day is April 4, 2017! Be ready! Check your registration, find your polling place, view a sample ballot at www.myvote.wi.gov
  • All polling places are open from 7:00am-8:00pm.  Find your polling place www.myvote.wi.gov

VOTER ID REQUIREMENT

These are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently, the November 8, 2016 election):

  1.  A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
  2. A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card.
  3. A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card or driver license without a photo issued under the religious exemption.
  4. Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
  5. A U.S. passport
  6. 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. Also, the university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment. (May be used even if expired before the most recent general election.)

These photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes, but must be unexpired:

  1. NEW: A veteran’s photo identification card issued by the Veterans Health Administration of the federal Department of Veterans Affair.
  2. A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented.
  3. A driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days).
  4. An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days).
  5. A temporary identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT through the Identification Petition Process (IDPP) (valid for 60 days).
  6. A citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election.

 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:

  • There is no such thing as a “Wisconsin Voter ID Card.”  The new Voter Photo ID Law uses existing photo IDs for people to prove their identity before voting.
  • The address on your ID doesn’t have to be current FOR VOTER ID PURPOSES ONLY.  IT NEEDS TO BE CURRENT TO MEET THE PROOF OF RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT.  (See proof of residency requirement below.) And the name on your ID doesn’t need to be an exact match for your name in the poll book. (So, Richards who go by Rich, Bobs who are also Roberts and Susans with IDs for Sue can all relax.)
  • Of course, there are certain requirements. Your ID should look like you.  Even if you’ve colored your hair, shaved your beard or lost some weight, as long as your photo ID reasonably resembles you, it should be accepted.

VOTER REGISTRATION
Register Early

  • Proof of Residence requirements for voter registration are different from requirements to get a state ID card.  See the Voter Guide for more information on Proof of Residency Requirements:  http://www.gab.wi.gov/publications/voter-guides/proof-of-residence
  • Have you changed your name or address since you last registered to vote? Update your registration today! https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/RegisterToVote
  • Are you registered to vote at your current address? https://myvote.wi.gov  If you have moved since the last election, you will need to complete a new voter registration form.
  • Did you know that there are four ways to register to vote in Wisconsin? Check out this guide to help determine which method is best for you. http://www.gab.wi.gov/voters/first-time-registration-guide
  • Last day for electors to register to register to vote in the Spring Election is March 31st in the clerk’s office.
  • You may also register to vote on election day.  Proof of Residency is required.

 

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