Confidential Voter Registration


Voters affected by domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking may register confidentially.


Confidential voters are not included in voter lists sold by the state.

Confidential voter names and addresses are not part of the alphabetical listing of voters on the poll book. These voters have unique identifying numbers in the back of the poll book, on a page that is not open to public inspection.

When voting in person, confidential voters do not announce their name and address. Instead, they show poll workers a confidential voter card from the Clerk’s Office. Confidential voters are exempt from showing voter ID.


Confidential voter registration is only available in the City Clerk's Office.

Required Documentation

Submit a written request and present one of these documents:

  • Restraining order or injunction currently in effect
  • Affidavit from Chief of Police, Sheriff, or District Attorney 
    • dated within last 30 days
  • Signed statement from a shelter operator or agent
    • says you live in the shelter
    • dated within the last 30 days
  • Statement signed by a representative of a survivors of domestic abuse or sexual assault service provider
    • says you received their services within 24 months of the date on the statement

Proof you are in the Wisconsin Department of Justice Safe at Home program

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