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Upcoming Elections:
 
2016 Partisan Primary - August 9, 2016
 
2016 Fall General Election - November 8, 2016
 
To find out who will be on your ballot, go to MyVote.WI.gov.
 
Voter Photo ID REQUIRED
The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23.  A photo ID is now required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections.  Learn more about photo ID and voting by visiting the Bring it to the Ballot Website.
 
Quick Links:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stevens Point City Clerk
   John Moe
   City Clerk
   1515 Strongs Ave.
   Stevens Point, WI 54481
   Ph: (715) 346-1569
   Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am- 4 pm 
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Voter Registration
 
If any of the following statements describe you, you need to register to vote before you can cast a ballot:
  • You have never registered to vote in Wisconsin.
  • Your address has changed since the last time you voted.
  • Your legal name has changed since the last time you voted.
To check your current voter registration status in Wisconsin, visit My Vote Wisconsin.
 
How to Register to Vote
 
1. By Mail 
Download the 
Voter Registration Application, complete the form and mail it to the City Clerk's Office (1515 Strongs Ave. Stevens Point). The application must be postmarked no later than the 20th day (3rd Wednesday) before the election. 

Please Note: State and federal law requires that any voter submitting a registration application by mail provide a copy of an acceptable identifying document that provides proof of residence. Please note that voters registering by mail may not use a residential lease as proof of residence. The copy of the form of proof of residence must be included when submitting the registration application. If a copy of proof of residence is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued a ballot at the polling place or before being issued an absentee ballot in the City Clerk's office. 

2. In Person
Register in the City Clerk's office up to 5:00 PM or the close of business whichever is later on the Friday before the election.  An elector registering to vote in person in the clerk's office is required to present acceptable proof of residence as outlined below. 

3. At the Polling Place on Election Day
If you wish to register to vote at your polling place you must provide proof of residence, which includes a current utility bill, lease, or other official document showing your name and current address. A list of acceptable documents is available at http://bringit.wi.gov/do-i-have-right-photo-id . Before Election Day, you must have lived at your current address for at least 28 days to be eligible to vote, but the proof of residence document does not need to be 28 days old.
  
 
Enrollment Verification Letter
  
UWSP also has available, via your myPoint page, a Voter ID Enrollment Verification Letter that you may print out to provide you with proof of enrollment and/or to verify your address. This document may be used to verify your current, local address.
 
To access your UWSP Voter ID Enrollment Verification Letter, log on to your UWSP myPoint account. Click on the ‘Home’ tab and confirm that your mailing address reflects your local/current address while attending UW-Stevens Point. If it does not, look under myProfile. Click on the ‘Change Local Address’ option and update your current local address.  Next, click on the ‘Academics’ tab at the top. Look for your ‘Academic Toolbox’ on the right hand side. At the bottom you will find the ‘Voter ID Enrollment Verification’ option. Click on this link to generate and print your letter.
  
Proof of Residence (local address)
 
Proof of residence is always required to register to vote and documents must include the voter’s current address. The following items are acceptable to prove Wisconsin residency for voter registration purposes:
  • A current and valid Wisconsin driver license or identification card or any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit. NOTE: Your driver’s license must have your current, local address in order to qualify. If your driver’s license lists an address other than your current, local address, this item will not work as proof of residence.
  • The UWSP Voter ID Enrollment Letter, as long as it lists your current, local (mailing) address. (If necessary, before printing the document, be sure to update your mailing address on your myPoint page to reflect your local address).
  • Employer issued ID card with cardholder photo and your current address.
  • A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year which shows your current address.
  • A recent (within 90 days of voter registration) gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) with current address.
  • Bank statement with current address.
  • Paycheck with current address.
  • Residential lease. (Not valid if registering by mail.)

On Election Day
  
Make sure you know where your polling place is located.   Click here for current locations if you live in the residence halls. 
 
 
1) Remember to bring an acceptable photo ID to the polling place. You should also bring along proof of residence, in case you need to register at the polls.
 
2) Voters should have their photo ID ready when they enter the polling place.
 
3) Check in with the greeter, if your polling place has one. Greeters will usually be able to verify if you are already registered or need to fill out a new registration. If the polling place covers multiple wards, the greeter will be able to direct voters to the correct line.
 
4) Fill out a new registration form if you are a new Wisconsin voter or if you have changed your name or address since you last voted. You will have to provide proof of residence when registering. You do not have to show your photo ID when registering, but you will have to show photo ID before being issued a ballot.
 
5) Poll workers will ask you to state your name and address. This is not a new requirement of the voter photo ID law. It has always been a requirement.
 
6) Poll workers will ask you to show your photo ID.
  • The voter’s photo ID must be one of the acceptable documents specified by law.
  • The voter’s photo ID must be current. For WI driver licenses and WI state ID cards, military IDs, and passports, they can be expired, if they expired since the last General Election – currently November 4, 2014.
  • The voter’s photo ID must reasonably resemble the voter.
  • The voter’s photo ID must have the voter’s name on it.
 
7) The name on the photo ID must conform to the voter’s name on the poll list. An exact match is not necessary. For example, Bob conforms to Robert, Sue conforms to Susan, and Smith-Jones conforms to Smith if the voter has recently been married.
 
8) Poll workers will ask you to sign the poll list. If you are unable to sign because of a physical disability, you are exempt from this requirement. You should inform a poll worker that you are unable to sign.
 
9) Poll workers write the Election Day voter number in the poll list, and issue the voter a ballot.
 
10) If you do not have a photo ID, you are allowed to vote by provisional ballot. You can bring your photo ID to the polling place by 8:00 p.m. You may also present your photo ID to the municipal clerk in person by 4 p.m. the Friday after the Election. If you provide photo ID by the deadline, the ballot will count. If you do not provide photo ID by the deadline, your ballot will not count.
 
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountabiltiy Board (http://www.gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/publication/137/election_day_voting_guide_pdf_16279.pdf)