Register to Vote
How to RegisterThe following options are available when registering to vote:
- Register at the Polls on Election Day. Make sure to bring proof of residence. Consider completing the Voter Registration Application in advance.
- Register at City Hall. Voters can register at City Hall until 5 p.m. the Friday before Election Day. Registration is not allowed the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before Election Day. Consider completing the Voter Registration Application in advance.
- Register Online with a current and valid Wisconsin Driver License. Voters can register online until 20 days before an election. Because the online registration is checked against Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) records, no additional proof of registration is needed.
- Register by mail. Voters can register to vote by mail until 20 days before an election by completing the Voter Registration Application and mailing it with a copy of an acceptable proof of residence to City of Milton, Attn: City Clerk, 710 S. Janesville Street, Milton, WI 53563.
Proof of Residence
Proof of residence is required to register to vote in Wisconsin; however, 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.
The proof of residence document must include your current name and current address. Proof of residence could be, for example, a current Wisconsin Driver License, a utility bill, or a residential lease.
For more information on acceptable documents for proof of residence, review these documents:
- Junk mail
- Credit card offers, etc.
- Insurance documents
Voters must reside at their address for at least 28 days by Election Day in order to register to vote. Voters who have moved within Wisconsin less than 28 days before the election must vote from their previous address, either by absentee ballot or at the polling place. Voters who have moved to Wisconsin from another state less than 28 days before an election are only eligible to vote in Presidential elections.
If you have been issued a State of Wisconsin Driver License or ID card that is current and valid, you must provide the number and expiration date. If your Wisconsin Driver License is cancelled or expired, or your Wisconsin DOT-issued ID is expired, provide the number and the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you have not been issued a WI driver license or WI DOT-issued ID, you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you have none of these documents, you will be able to indicate that fact on the voter registration application.