Time to vote… here’s the Wisconsin rules

You May Vote in Wisconsin If:

  • You will be at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • You are a U.S. citizen by birth or by naturalization. (If you were born in Puerto Rico, you are AUTOMATICALLY a U.S. citizen.)
  • You will be a Wisconsin resident for at least 10 days by Election Day
  • You have registered to vote – or you register at your polling place on Election Day. (If you’ve registered from a different address in the past, you must register again at your new address.)

How do I Register to Vote?

  • Show up at your polling place on Election Day.
  • If you have a current, valid, Wisconsin driver’s license, bring it so you can write your license number on the voter registration card. If you don’t have a current, valid, Wisconsin driver’s license, you still CAN register by writing the last 4 digits of your social security number or state ID card on the registration card, or by checking the box that says you don’t have any of these documents.
  • You must prove where you live. If you’re registering on Election Day, if you registered by mail, if you registered after October 18, or if you registered in a registration drive, bring a document with your name & current address, like a driver’s license, state ID, recent utility bill, property tax bill, lease, bankstatement, or pay check, OR go to the polls with a voter who knows where you live and who has proof of their own residency

You may vote EVEN if:

  • You don’t have a driver’s license or “photo ID”
  • You are an ex-felon (as long as you no longer have to report to a probation or parole officer because of a felony conviction. YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY RESTORED WHEN YOU ARE “OFF PAPER.” If you’ve only been convicted of a misdemeanor, you CAN vote – even while serving a misdemeanor sentence)
  • You don’t speak English (as long as you are a U.S. citizen)
  • You are a Student living away from your parents (you can choose to vote where you live for school OR where you last resided before attending school. You may not vote twice.)

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