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Check your voter registration and polling place at MyVote.WI

Current registration form dated 2014/05

FAQ on Proof of Residence - GAB

Detailed list of Proof of Residence - EP

Guide for SRD's - FEW

Become a Madison SRD

Contact a municipal clerk to become an SRD

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Registering Voters -  A Quick Checklist

A guide for those who have an appointment as a Special Registration Deputy (SRD), including links to electronic proof of residence.

1) Is the voter registered at their current address?  Check it at myvotewi.gov

2) Are you an SRD for the voter's municipality?  Check their address at myvotewi.gov, using the Address Search feature (left side).

3) The current registration form is available in English, Spanish or Hmong.

4) If the voter has a current and valid driver license or Department of Transportation ID card, the number must go on the form.  If not, then they may use the last 4 digits of their Social Security number.

5) Upon completion of the form, the SRD checks the voter's proof of residence, and enters the type, issuing agency, and account number, if any.  Enter the last 4 digits if the number has more than 6 digits; enter the last 2 digits if the number has 6 or less digits.  This information goes into section 11 of the current form.

All Proof of Residence documents must include the voter’s name and current address.  FAQ on Proof of Residence, including a list of acceptable documents.  Examples: a utility bill or government document.

6) Double check the form for completeness and legibility.  It needs the voter's signature, the SRD's signature, and the SRD's number.

7) Blackout dates:  Registration with SRD's closes at 5 p.m. twenty days before an election.


Electronic Proof of Residence

When you register to vote in Wisconsin, you must show proof of residence (POR).  Electronic proof is acceptable, on a smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc.  The following documents are all acceptable electronic forms of proof of residence.

Madison and Dane County Area

Who or What Website and Comments
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)
UW-Madison students http://www.wisc.edu/
Click on My UW at the top, log in, click on Student Center (at top), click on Mailing Address (on bottom), and edit it to your current address**.
MG&E customers who have established an electronic account www.mge.com
Click on My Account, upper 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

Statewide - Documents for Proof of Residence

Who or What Website and Comments
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

https://access.wisconsin.gov
Log in to account; Click My Details under My Benefits; Click Contact Information

Any UW campus https://www.wisconsin.edu/voting/documents/
Select your campus

Library Card - for electronic proof of residence*
Although most library cards do not show the user's address, the electronic account does have the address.

Card holders for a library system: Website and Comments
South-Central Library System www.linkcat.info
Log in (right side) with library card # and Pin.  Click on My Persoanl Details (left side)
Milwaukee County Libraries https://countycat.mcfls.org/
Click on My Account in upper right
Brown County (Green Bay) http://brown.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/home/
Click on My Account on the top
List of all 17 Wisconsin library systems http://pld.dpi.wi.gov/pld_wisysdir

*At their June 18, 2015 Board meeting, the GAB determined that these types of library system documents are acceptable as proof of residence since they are government documents.

**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 the list of electronic proof of residence to malischke@yahoo.com

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. Early registration is highly recommended.

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

Municipal clerk's office - Registration ends the Friday before the election.

Election Day registration - at your polling place.

Pictures of examples of proof of residence.

In-Person Absentee Balloting
The two weeks before each election - Registration & in-person absentee balloting at your municipal clerk’s office, Monday through Friday.

Absentee Ballots by Mail
Requests for an absentee ballot must be received by your municipal 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.

Residency
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.


Web page by Paul Malischke malischke@yahoo.com  Last updated June 29, 2015