Deadlines for August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary

Voter Registration

  • July 22, 2020 – Deadline to register by mail
  • July 23, 2020 –Deadline to register online
  • August 7, 2020 –Deadline to register in person at your Municipal Clerk's Office
    Find your Municipal Clerk's Office here
  • August 11, 2020 to register at your polling place on Election Day
    Find your polling place here
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How To Get An Absentee Ballot

Registered WI voters may request an absentee ballot.

If you would like to request an absentee ballot, we will first need to see if you are registered to vote. If you are not registered or your name or address has changed, you will need to register or update your registration before requesting an absentee ballot.

If you are in the military, you do not need to be registered to get an absentee ballot, but first we need you to search for your record.

Check to see if you are registered to vote here

Proof Of Residence Needed To Register

A Proof of Residence document is a document that a voter provides with their voter registration. A proof of residence document proves where the voter lives.

What Do I Need To Know About Proof Of Residence For Voter Registration?

A Proof of Residence document is a document that proves where you live in Wisconsin and is only used when registering to vote.
Photo ID is separate, you only show photo ID to prove who you are when you request an absentee ballot or receive a ballot at your polling place.

When Do I Have To Provide Proof Of Residence?

All voters MUST provide a Proof of Residence Document. If you register to vote by mail, in-person in your clerk’s office, or at your polling place on Election Day, you need to provide a Proof of Residence document. If you register to vote online through MyVote (you can only register online if your name, address, Wisconsin Driver License or ID number, and date of birth match the Wisconsin DMV's database) you do not need to provide a proof of residence document.

What Documents Can I Use As Proof Of Residence For Registering?

All Proof of Residence documents must include the voter’s name and current residential address.
  • A current and valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State ID card.
  • Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  • Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
  • A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  • A university, college, or technical college identification card (must include photo) ONLY if the voter provides a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months or the institution provides a certified housing list, that indicates citizenship, to the municipal clerk.
  • A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing no earlier than 90 days before Election Day.
  • Bank statement.
  • Paycheck or paystub.
  • A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
  • A letter on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.
  • Residential lease that is effective on date of registration. (Not valid if registering by mail.)
  • An intake document from a residential care facility such as a nursing home or assisted living facility.

This is not a comprehensive list, but categories of the most common types used by voters.

Can My WI Driver License Or WI State ID Card Work As Proof Of Residence? YES.


To get a free ID card, you will need to take a few documents to your Division of Motor Vehicles office.

There's a long list of documents you can use below, but most people will be fine with a certified birth certificate, a Social Security card and a utility bill or cell phone bill. You'll notice that some records, like a certified birth certificate, satisfy more than one category.

Just be sure to bring originals — photocopies don’t work — and check the box that says “ID for Free” on your application. Once it’s complete, you’ll get a receipt that you can use at the polls until your state ID arrives by mail.

For more information about getting a free state ID card, visit the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles website.

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