Valid Proof of Residency

What is considered a Valid Form of Proof of Residence?

Valid forms of proof of residence must include the voter’s name and current address, and may be any of the following:
1. A current and valid Wisconsin driver license or identification card.

2. Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.

3. Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.

4. A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year of the year preceding the date of the election.

5. A university, college or technical college identification card (must include photo) ONLY if the voter provides a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months or the institution provides a certified housing list to the municipal clerk.

6. A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing no earlier than 90 days before the day registration is made.

7. Bank statement.

8. Paycheck.

9. A check or other document issued by a unit of government.

10. An affidavit on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.

11. Residential lease that is effective on the date of registration (not valid if you are registering by mail).

12. A contract or intake document from an occupant of a residential care facility that specifies that the occupant currently resides in the facility.


You must show an acceptable photo ID to receive a ballot for all elections. To find out more information about Wisconsin's Voter Photo ID Law go to https://bringit.wi.gov/


How to Get a Free State ID Card for Voting

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation provides free state ID cards for voting.

Learn about getting a free Wisconsin ID card on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/how-to-apply/id-card.aspx
Learn about getting a free Wisconsin ID card even if you do not have a birth certificate: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/how-to-apply/petition-process.aspx