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Wisconsin Elections Commission -  WEC

Madison Clerk

MyVote.wi.gov - Check your voter registration and polling place

Mobile view of E-POR on this page

Current registration form dated 2020-06

Spanish Form 2020-06

Hmong Form 2020-06

FAQ on Proof of Residence - WEC

Detailed list of Proof of Residence - EP

Homeless Voters

This page:
tinyURL.com/ ElectronicPOR

Statute 6.34 POR

Statutes TOC



Dane County Voter ID Coalition

VoteRiders National voter ID expertise

Photo ID needed to get a ballot

Absentee voting & photo ID

Get a Wis ID using birth certificate

Get a Wis ID without a birth certificate

ACLU on Photo ID

Info on getting a DMV ID:  608-266-1069

Some statutes on Photo ID:

 2011 Act 23

ID's listed - 5.02(6m)

Student ID and establishing enrollment 5.02(6m)(f)  Superseded by court decisioni 6/29/20

Definition - 5.02(16c),

Absentee by mail - 6.86(1)(ar)

ID on file for absentee - 6.87 (4) (b) (3)

In person absentee - 6.15(2)(bm)

Provisional ballot - 6.79(3)(b)

Permanent absentee list - 6.86(2)(a) and 6.87 (4)(b)(2)

Confidential - 6.79(6)

License surrender - 6.79(7)

Hospitalized - 6.86(3)(a)1.



Suppression - One WI v Thomsen

Electronic Proof of Residence for Voter Registration

If you have a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card, you can complete your registration online at MyVote.wi.gov.  The address that you enter will be checked against the address on file with the DMV.  You can update your address with the DMV online by starting at tinyurl.com/DMVAddressChange.

If you do not have either of the above documents, to register you must use a paper form, and you must show proof of residence (POR).  (MyVote.wi.gov will help you start the registration process.)

Electronic proof of residence is acceptable, on a smart phone, tablet, laptop, etc, per a decision by the Board in August 2012.

All Proof of Residence documents must include the voter’s name and current address, and if valid for a specified time must be valid on the day the voter registers.  The following examples of electronic proof are either government documents or utility bills.

Madison and Dane County Area

Who or What Website and Comments
*Cardholders for 47 South-Central libraries, including Madison.

pdf: LINKcat as POR

Log in with library card # and Pin.  Scroll down and click My Personal Details.
(Mobile, such as phone or tablet:  select Mobile in menu bar near top.)
UW-Madison students              Tips for registering UW students  

Residence Hall addresses


Log in using your NetID and password.  If this does not show your voting address, go to your “Student Center” and edit the mailing address (near the bottom of the page).

Madison College Students

Mobile:  Select Dashboard, then Personal Information, then Address.

Log in, then click on Go to my Student Center (usually upper left).  Address is near the bottom of the Student Center page.  To update the address, click the menu to the left of the contact information box labeled other personal..., select Addresses and then click the little arrow button to the right.  Edit the address on this screen.
MG&E customers who have established an electronic account www.mge.com
Click on My Account, upper left side.  Bill appears, or click View Current Bill.
Madison Water Utility customers

Log in.  Current utility bill appears at the top.

Dane County property owners who live on the property https://accessdane.countyofdane.com/
Access Dane - enter name or address
Madison property owners who live on the property www.cityofmadison.com/assessor/property/
Madison Assessor's office - enter name or address

Statewide - Documents for Proof of Residence

Who or What Website and Comments
Driver License or DOT issued ID tinyurl.com/DMVAddressChange

Update your address, then use the web page as POR.

Medicare recipients https://www.mymedicare.gov
Log in; click User Information under My Account tab
Wisconsin Court Access http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl
Agree to terms of use, then enter name, etc.
Medicaid, BadgerCare+, FoodShare  recipients

Log in to account; Click My Details under My Benefits; Click Contact Information

Hunting, Fishing or other recreational license.  Must show current year (at the top). https://gowild.wi.gov/   log-in, or use DL or SSN to find your account. Choose "Reprint Documents" to download a pdf.  Or call DNR at 800-936-7463 to get your account number.
Any UW campus https://www.wisconsin.edu/voting/documents/
Select your campus

*Library Card - for electronic proof of residence
Although most library cards do not show the user's address, the electronic account does have the address.

Card holders for a library system: Website and Comments
*Cardholders for 47 South-Central libraries, including Madison.

pdf: LINKcat as POR

Log in with library card # and Pin.  Scroll down and click My Personal Details.
(Mobile, such as phone or tablet:  select Mobile in menu bar near top.)
Milwaukee County Libraries https://countycat.mcfls.org/
Click on My Account in upper right
Brown County (Green Bay) http://brown.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/home/
Log in and click on My Account on the top
List of all 16 Wisconsin library systems http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/directories/systems

*At their June 18, 2015 Board meeting (agenda, pages 117-122), the GAB determined that these types of library system documents are acceptable as proof of residence since they are government documents.  See minutes, page 7.

Pictures of examples of proof of residence.

Send your suggestions for additions to the list of electronic proof of residence to malischke@yahoo.com

This page is at http://tinyurl.com/ElectronicPOR

Municipal clerk's office and early voting locations- Registration ends the Friday before the election.

Election Day registration - at your assigned polling place.

Web page by Paul Malischke malischke@yahoo.com  Last updated August 03, 2020