Register to Vote Before Election Day
Voter registration available at in-person absentee voting locations through tomorrow.
MADISON, WI – Friday, Feb. 17 is the last day before the Spring Primary that voters can register to vote before Election Day. Voter registration is not available the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before an election. Voters are able to register at their polling place on Election Day.
You can check your voter registration on the MyVote Wisconsin website. If you moved on or before January 24 – even to a new apartment in the same building – you will need to update your voter registration. If you moved within 28 days of the election (after January 24), you will not have been at your new address long enough to establish residency for voting purposes. You will only be eligible to vote at the polling place for your previous address.
Proof of residence is needed when registering to vote, and it may be presented electronically. The name and address on the document need to be current, and they need to match the name and address you list on the voter registration form. Any of the following documents can be used as proof of residence:
- Utility bill issued in the last 90 days (water, gas, electric, phone, cable, or internet)
- Bank statement (bank, credit union, credit card, mortgage)
- Current and valid Wisconsin driver license/ID
- Government document (federal, state, county, municipal, tribal, UW, Madison College, or public school)
- Residential lease effective on day of registration
- Certified housing list from UW-Madison or Edgewood College (available at the polls on Election Day)
- Affidavit from a social service agency providing services to the homeless
- Contract or intake document from a nursing home or residential care facility
To determine your polling place, visit www.cityofmadison.com/WhereDoIVote.
- Maggie McClain, (608) 266-4601, firstname.lastname@example.org