About Us/Contact Gov't Acct Bd Legislation in Wis Online Reg Registration Deputy

Photo ID needed to get a ballot

Absentee voting & photo ID

Become a Madison SRD 

Table of E-POR in a pdf or a doc file

Election Protection 2014 list of POR

Guide for SRD's

New registration form as of May 2014

Check your voter registration and polling place at MyVote.WI

Get a Wis ID without a birth certificate

Madison info - clerk's office

Join local League of Women Voters

For information, or to join FEW email malischke@yahoo.com

Submit a letter to your newspaper

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Eau Claire Leader

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Wausau Daily Herald

Oshkosh Northwestern

Beloit Daily News

Ashland Daily Press

Racine Journal Times

Electronic Proof of Residence

As of April 4, 2014, when you register to vote you must show proof of residence (POR).  Electronic proof is acceptable, on a smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc.  These examples are either government documents or utility bills:

Medicare recipients https://mymedicare.gov/ Log in (left side); click User Information under My Account tab
Wisconsin Court Access http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl Agree to terms of use, then enter name, etc.
Medicaid, BadgerCare+, FoodShare  recipients



Log in to account; Click My Details under My Benefits; Click Contact Information
MG&E customers who have established an electronic account www.mge.com Click on "My Account", upper left side
UW-Madison students http://www.wisc.edu/

Click on My UW at the top

For detailed directions, see https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=22225

my.wisc.edu…Student Services…Student Center…Student Center link…*
Any UW campus https://www.wisconsin.edu/voting/documents/ Select your campus
Cardholders for 44 South-Central libraries www.linkcat.info

Log in (right side) with library card # and Pin.  Click on MY PERSONAL DETAILS (left side)

Dane County property owners who live on the property https://accessdane.countyofdane.com/ Access Dane - enter name or address
Madison property owners who live on the property http://www.cityofmadison.com/assessor/property/ Madison Assessor's office - enter name or address

*From the Madison clerk regarding my.wisc.edu:  “mailing address” and “home address” are listed at the bottom.  It is likely that the “mailing address” will be the Madison address where the student resides for voting purposes.  Students are not required to change their “home address” (frequently their parent’s address) to claim Madison residency.

Send your suggestions for additions to this list of Wisconsin electronic proof of residence to malischke@yahoo.com

You can register at your clerk's office, or through a Special Registration Deputy (SRD) until 20 days before the election, or on Election Day at your polling place.

This page is at http://tinyurl.com/ElectronicPOR

Important Dates for Voter Registration and Elections     Wisconsin 2016

Elections – February 16 (local primary), April 5 (presidential primary), August 9 (partisan primary), November 8, 2016

Voter Registration - Proof of residence is required

Special Registration Deputy - Register with an SRD Until the Wednesday 3 weeks before an election.  Forms due to clerk at 5 pm., or postmarked by this day.

Clerk's office - Registration ends the Friday before the election.

Election Day registration - at your polling place.

Pictures of examples of proof of residence.

 Early registration is highly recommended.

In-Person Absentee Balloting

The two weeks before each election - Registration & in-person absentee balloting at clerk’s office, Monday through Friday.

Absentee Ballots by Mail

Requests for an absentee ballot must be received by the clerk by the Thursday before the election.  However, due to mail delays, you are advised to mail your request well before that day.  When you receive your ballot, follow the enclosed instructions closely to ensure that your ballot is counted.   Ballots must be postmarked by election day and received by the Friday after the election.


If you are a resident for 28 consecutive days before the election, you meet the residency requirement.  After establishing residency, if you leave with the intent to return, you are eligible to vote using the residency thus established.   If you move to another location in Wisconsin within 28 days of an election, you vote at your old polling place.

Websites that provide general news and insight into election administration:

Voting News Daily roundup of election integrity issues
Electionline.org  Premier site for weekly news
Election Protection National organization with info for each state
Election Law Blog Rick Hasen covers major election administration and campaign finance news, with emphasis on legal matters
Election Law Journal Academic articles
Verified Voting Advocates for legislation and regulation that promotes accuracy, transparency and verifiability of elections
UW Elections Research Center "fosters cutting edge academic analysis of elections to further the scholarly understanding of factors that influence voter decision-making and election outcomes."


Election law & administration blogs

Web page by Paul Malischke malischke@yahoo.com  Last updated May 20, 2015