Who can register to vote?
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can register to vote?
To register in Wisconsin, you must meet the following requirements:
- A citizen of the United States
- A Wisconsin resident and have lived at your residence for at least 28 days prior to the election
- 18 years of age or older
- Not currently serving a sentence including probation or parole for a felony conviction
- Not found by a court to be incapable of understanding the electoral process objective
- Not make or benefit from a bet or wage depending on the election outcome
- Not voted at any other locations, if registering on election day
What do I need in order to register to vote?
- If you have been issued a State of Wisconsin Driver License or ID card that is current and valid, you must provide the number and expiration date.
- If your WI driver license is canceled or expired; or your WI ID is expired, provide the number and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
- If you have not been issued a WI driver license or state ID, you must provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
- Photo ID is never required when registering to vote. However, a Proof of Residence document is always needed when registering to vote in Wisconsin.
How do I register to vote?
- Online: Voters who have a valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or ID card can register to vote online on the MyVote Wisconsin website: http://myvote.wi.gov. To register online, the voter must enter a name, date of birth, Driver’s License, or ID number, and an address that matches what is on file with the Wisconsin DMV. If all of the fields match, the voter will be able to register to vote completely online without needing to print, sign, or mail the form and without needing to send a proof of residence document. Voters who are not able to match their information with the information in the DMV database will be given the option to register by mail.
- By mail: Registration forms should be mailed to your municipal clerk. You can start your voter registration form online at http://myvote.wi.gov. Your form must be printed, signed, and mailed or delivered, to your municipal clerk. You must always provide a Proof of Residence document when registering. If you are registering by mail, you can use any of the forms of Proof of residence except a residential lease.
- In the municipal clerk’s office: You may register in person in your municipal clerk’s office up until the Friday before the election at 5:00 p.m. or close of business, whichever is later. You must always provide a Proof of Residence document when registering to vote. At the polling place on Election Day. You may register at the polls on Election Day. You must always provide a Proof of Residence document when registering to vote.
- At your polling place: To find your polling place, go to https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/FindMyPollingPlace