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

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:
Learn about getting a free Wisconsin ID card even if you do not have a birth certificate: