2016 Fall General Election - November 8, 2016
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.
Stevens Point City Clerk
1515 Strongs Ave.
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Ph: (715) 346-1569
Office Hours: Monday-Friday,
7:30 am- 4 pm
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
How to Register to Vote
Up to 20 days before the election. Registration forms should be mailed to your municipal clerk. You can start your voter registration form online at http://myvote.wi.gov
. Your form must be printed, signed, and mailed or delivered, to your municipal clerk. You must always provide a Proof of Residence document when registering. If you are registering by mail, you can use any of the forms of Proof of residence except a residential lease. By Special Registration Deputy (SRDs).
SRDs are trained by some municipalities to collect voter registration forms. Those SRDs must turn in all registration forms by 5:00 pm on the 20th day before the election and cannot collect registration forms after that date. You must always provide a Proof of Residence document when registering with an SRD. In the municipal clerk's office.
You may register in-person in your municipal clerk's office (1515 Strongs Ave. Stevens Point) up until the Friday before the election at 5:00 p.m. or close of business, whichever is later. You must always provide a Proof of Residence document when registering to vote. At the polling place on Election Day.
You may register at the polls on Election Day. You must always provide a Proof of Residence document when registering to vote.
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
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
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.
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (http://www.gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/publication/137/election_day_voting_guide_pdf_16279.pdf)