Proof of Address

Proof of Address may be in paper or electronic format. It must include the voter's name and current address.

Acceptable Documents

  • Utility bill issued within the last 90 days
  • Bank statement
  • Credit union statement
  • Credit card statement
  • Mortgage statement
  • Current and valid Wisconsin driver license 
  • Current and valid Wisconsin identification card
  • Paycheck
  • Government-issued document (federal, state, county, municipal, tribal, UW, Madison College, or public school)
  • Certified housing list from UW-Madison or Edgewood College (must show student ID)
  • Check issued by a unit of government
  • Real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the previous year
  • Residential lease in effect on the day registering (cannot be used to register by mail)
  • Contract or intake document issued when admitted to a nursing home or care facility.
  • College fee statement issued in last nine months, with student ID card
  • Affidavit from a social service agency if homeless

    Social Services Agency sample letter

  • Official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit
  • ID card issued by employer in normal course of business. Must have photo of cardholder. Cannot be a business card.

Government Documents

Not a comprehensive list

  • Fishing and hunting licenses
  • Vehicle registrations
  • State Social Service Programs
    • FoodShare / SNAP
    • Wisconsin Works
    • Wisconsin Shares
    • BadgerCare notices and correspondence
  • Medicare notices
  • Medicare Explanation of Benefits (not from 2nd party or other health insurance providers)
  • Social Security notices and benefits statements
  • Public High School, Technical College, or Public University correspondence and documents including
    • Admissions correspondence
    • Financial aid notices
    • Report cards
    • Schedules
    • MyUW-Madison / Student Center webpage screen
  • Federal student loan correspondence and notices
  • Billing statements and collection notices from a governmental entity
  • Correspondence from a Native American Tribe

Electronic Proof

Proof of address can be electronic. These examples are government documents or utility bills.

Documents Not Accepted

Not a comprehensive list.

  • Insurance statement
  • Medical bill
  • Business card
  • Magazine subscription
  • Expired driver license/ID card
  • Out-of-state driver license
  • Piece of mail addressed to voter
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