2016 Partisan Primary - August 9, 2016
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
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
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 Accountabiltiy Board (http://www.gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/publication/137/election_day_voting_guide_pdf_16279.pdf)