What do I need to register to vote?

You’ll need a Proof of Residence with your name and current address. That can be any one of the following:

  • 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. 

If your proof of residence is not a valid photo ID, you’ll also need your driver’s license or other ID card.


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1. When can I vote early?
2. Where's my polling place on Election Day?
3. Have you received my absentee ballot?
4. I requested an absentee ballot; can I vote on Election Day?
5. Is it too late to request an absentee ballot?
6. Where can I return my absentee ballot?
7. Do I need a witness for my absentee ballot?
8. Do I need to register to vote?
9. Can I register to vote?
10. What ID do I need to vote?
11. What do I need to register to vote?
12. Do I need to wear a mask? Will I be safe voting in-person?
13. Is my polling place accessible to voters with disabilities? Can I vote from my car?
14. Do you still need poll workers?