Wisconsin requires 28 days to establish residency at a new address, and temporary absence does not affect residency as long as you intend to return. When you register to vote, you must present a proof of residence document that shows your name and current address. A list of acceptable forms of proof of residence can be found here. If you are unsure whether or not you are registered to vote, you may check your registration status online at myvote.wi.gov. MyVote.WI.gov is the official voting resource for The State of Wisconsin. This is the most reliable election resource for Wisconsin residents.
If you have a valid, unexpired Wisconsin driver’s license or ID card and your address on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles matches the address at which you are registering to vote, you may register to vote online at myvote.wi.gov. If the DMV does not have your current address on file, you may update it on the DMV’s website. You do not need to obtain a new driver’s license or ID card. You will be able to register to vote online until Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.
If you do not have a valid, unexpired Wisconsin driver’s license or ID card, you may complete the voter registration form online at myvote.wi.gov and mail or deliver the completed form, along with a proof of residence document, to your municipal clerk’s office. You may find your municipal clerk’s office online at myvote.wi.gov/en-US/MyMunicipalClerk. You will be able to register to vote by mail until Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Your mail-in registration must be postmarked by Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 for it to be included.
You may register to vote in person at your municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election. Alternatively, you may also register to vote at your polling place on Election Day. Either way, you must present a proof of residence document. You may find your polling place online at myvote.wi.gov.