Proof of Residency

Proof of Residency

For purposes of voter registration, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include:

1. A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
2. A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.

Forms of proof of residence with an expiration date must be valid on Election Day.

The following constitute Acceptable Proof-of-Residence if the document contains the information specified above:

  • A current and valid Wisconsin driver’s license
  • A current and valid Wisconsin identification card
  • Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit
  • 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
  • A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election
  • A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (not for first-time voters registering by mail)
  • A university, college, or technical institute fee card (must include photo)
  • A university, college, or technical institute identification card (must include photo)
  • A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day
  • A bank statement
  • A paycheck
  • A check or other document issued by a unit of government

Proof of residence does not include any piece of mail addressed to the voter; only those listed above.