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March 24, 2017
Proof of Residence for Voter Registration
Posted On: Oct 20, 2014
PROOF OF RESIDENCE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION
Information provided by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROOF OF RESIDENCE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION?
Proof of
Residence
proves where
you live
o  A Proof of Residence document is a document that proves where you live in Wisconsin
and is only used when registering.
o  You only provide a Proof of Residence document when you are registering to vote.
WHEN DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF RESIDENCE?
All voter must
provide Proof
of Residence
o  All voters MUST provide a Proof of Residence Document. If you register to vote by mail,
in-person in your clerk’s office, with a Special Registration Deputy, or at the polls on
Election Day, you need to provide a Proof of Residence document.
*If you are an active military voter, or a permanent overseas voter (with no intent to return to
the U.S.) you do not need to provide a Proof of Residence document.
WHAT DOCUMENTS CAN I USE AS PROOF OF RESIDENCE FOR REGISTERING?
You can use
these
documents as
Proof of
Residence.
This is not a
comprehensive
list, but
categories of
the most
common types
used by voters.
All Proof of Residence documents must include the voter’s name and current residential
address.
o  A current and valid Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin state identification card.
o  Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body
or unit.
o  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.
o  A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the
election.
o  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.
o  A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing no
earlier than 90 days before Election Day.
o  Bank statement.
o  Paycheck.
o  A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
o  An affidavit on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless
voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.
o  Residential lease that is effective on date of registration. (Not valid if registering by mail.)
WILL MY WI DRIVER LICENSE OR WI STATE ID CARD WORK AS PROOF OF RESIDENCE?
You can use a
WI Driver
License/ID if:
Only a current and valid (unexpired and not suspended or revoked) Wisconsin driver license or
Wisconsin state ID card with the voter’s current name and address qualifies as Proof of
Residence.
For detailed information about voting in Wisconsin, visit bringit.wi.gov.
For other information on the Government Accountability Board, visit http://gab.wi.gov
or call the G.A.B. Help Desk at 608-261-2028.
PROOF OF RESIDENCE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION
Information provided by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
HOW DO I PRESENT MY PROOF OF RESIDENCE DOCUMENT?
Present paper
or Electronic
copies
You may present your Proof of Residence document as a hard copy, paper document or an
electronic document on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. An internet connection will not
be provided for your use.
WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WHO CAN ISSUE A PROOF OF RESIDENCE DOCUMENT?
These are
some units of
government
that can issue
Proof of
Residence:
THIS IS NOT A COMPREHENSIVE LIST. THESE ARE ONLY EXAMPLES OF UNITS OF
GOVERNMENT.
Government agencies can include local, state, or federal units of government.
o  Local units of government include: city, town or village clerk or treasurer’s office, your
county clerk or treasurer, and many others.
o  State units of government include: Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV or DOT), Department
of Natural Resources (DNR), Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Department
of Human Services (DHS), and many others.
o  Federal units of government include: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Medicare (not
second party vendors), Social Security, and many others.
WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF PROOF OF RESIDENCE DOCUMENT ISSUED BY A GOVERNMENT AGENCY?
These are
some
documents
issued by units
of government
that can be
used as Proof
of Residence:
THIS IS NOT A COMPREHENSIVE LIST. THESE ARE ONLY EXAMPLES OF PROOF OF
RESIDENCE DOCUMENTS.
o  Fishing and hunting licenses
o  Vehicle registrations
o  Food stamps, Wisconsin Works, Wisconsin Shares, and BadgerCare notices and
correspondence
o  Medicare notices and Medicare Explanation of Benefits (not from 2nd
party providers or
other health insurance providers)
o  Social Security and SSI notices and benefits statements
o  Public high school, technical college, and public university
correspondence and documents, including:admissions correspondence, financial aid
notices, report cards, and schedules
o  Federal student loan correspondence and notices
o  Billing statements and collection notices from a governmental entity
o  Correspondence from a federally recognized Native American Tribe living in Wisconsin.
WHAT IF I AM UNSURE IF MY DOCUMENT WILL COUNT AS PROOF OF RESIDENCE?
If you aren’t
sure about
your
documents,
call:
If you are unsure if your document will qualify as acceptable Proof of Residence, please call:
o  Your municipal clerk, contact information can be found at http://myvote.wi.gov
o  The Government Accountability Board: 1-866-VOTE-WIS or gab@wi.gov
For detailed information about voting in Wisconsin, visit bringit.wi.gov.
For other information on the Government Accountability Board, visit http://gab.wi.gov
or call the G.A.B. Help Desk at 608-261-2028. PROOF OF RESIDENCE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION
Information provided by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROOF OF RESIDENCE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION?
Proof of
Residence
proves where
you live
o  A Proof of Residence document is a document that proves where you live in Wisconsin
and is only used when registering.
o  You only provide a Proof of Residence document when you are registering to vote.
WHEN DO I HAVE TO PROVIDE PROOF OF RESIDENCE?
All voter must
provide Proof
of Residence
o  All voters MUST provide a Proof of Residence Document. If you register to vote by mail,
in-person in your clerk’s office, with a Special Registration Deputy, or at the polls on
Election Day, you need to provide a Proof of Residence document.
*If you are an active military voter, or a permanent overseas voter (with no intent to return to
the U.S.) you do not need to provide a Proof of Residence document.
WHAT DOCUMENTS CAN I USE AS PROOF OF RESIDENCE FOR REGISTERING?
You can use
these
documents as
Proof of
Residence.
This is not a
comprehensive
list, but
categories of
the most
common types
used by voters.
All Proof of Residence documents must include the voter’s name and current residential
address.
o  A current and valid Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin state identification card.
o  Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body
or unit.
o  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.
o  A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the
election.
o  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.
o  A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing no
earlier than 90 days before Election Day.
o  Bank statement.
o  Paycheck.
o  A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
o  An affidavit on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless
voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.
o  Residential lease that is effective on date of registration. (Not valid if registering by mail.)
WILL MY WI DRIVER LICENSE OR WI STATE ID CARD WORK AS PROOF OF RESIDENCE?
You can use a
WI Driver
License/ID if:
Only a current and valid (unexpired and not suspended or revoked) Wisconsin driver license or
Wisconsin state ID card with the voter’s current name and address qualifies as Proof of
Residence.
For detailed information about voting in Wisconsin, visit bringit.wi.gov.
For other information on the Government Accountability Board, visit http://gab.wi.gov
or call the G.A.B. Help Desk at 608-261-2028.
PROOF OF RESIDENCE FOR VOTER REGISTRATION
Information provided by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
HOW DO I PRESENT MY PROOF OF RESIDENCE DOCUMENT?
Present paper
or Electronic
copies
You may present your Proof of Residence document as a hard copy, paper document or an
electronic document on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. An internet connection will not
be provided for your use.
WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WHO CAN ISSUE A PROOF OF RESIDENCE DOCUMENT?
These are
some units of
government
that can issue
Proof of
Residence:
THIS IS NOT A COMPREHENSIVE LIST. THESE ARE ONLY EXAMPLES OF UNITS OF
GOVERNMENT.
Government agencies can include local, state, or federal units of government.
o  Local units of government include: city, town or village clerk or treasurer’s office, your
county clerk or treasurer, and many others.
o  State units of government include: Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV or DOT), Department
of Natural Resources (DNR), Department of Workforce Development (DWD), Department
of Human Services (DHS), and many others.
o  Federal units of government include: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Medicare (not
second party vendors), Social Security, and many others.
WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF PROOF OF RESIDENCE DOCUMENT ISSUED BY A GOVERNMENT AGENCY?
These are
some
documents
issued by units
of government
that can be
used as Proof
of Residence:
THIS IS NOT A COMPREHENSIVE LIST. THESE ARE ONLY EXAMPLES OF PROOF OF
RESIDENCE DOCUMENTS.
o  Fishing and hunting licenses
o  Vehicle registrations
o  Food stamps, Wisconsin Works, Wisconsin Shares, and BadgerCare notices and
correspondence
o  Medicare notices and Medicare Explanation of Benefits (not from 2nd
party providers or
other health insurance providers)
o  Social Security and SSI notices and benefits statements
o  Public high school, technical college, and public university
correspondence and documents, including:admissions correspondence, financial aid
notices, report cards, and schedules
o  Federal student loan correspondence and notices
o  Billing statements and collection notices from a governmental entity
o  Correspondence from a federally recognized Native American Tribe living in Wisconsin.
WHAT IF I AM UNSURE IF MY DOCUMENT WILL COUNT AS PROOF OF RESIDENCE?
If you aren’t
sure about
your
documents,
call:
If you are unsure if your document will qualify as acceptable Proof of Residence, please call:
o  Your municipal clerk, contact information can be found at http://myvote.wi.gov
o  The Government Accountability Board: 1-866-VOTE-WIS or gab@wi.gov
For detailed information about voting in Wisconsin, visit bringit.wi.gov.
For other information on the Government Accountability Board, visit http://gab.wi.gov
or call the G.A.B. Help Desk at 608-261-2028.
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