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City of Markesan
150 S Bridge St

PO Box 352
Markesan, WI 53946

920-398-3031 920-398-3031

920-398-3991

 

Voter Registration

 

 

All voters in Wisconsin must register prior to being able to vote.  Currently Wisconsin allows "same-day voter registration", i.e. registering at the polls on election day, however, registering in advance is recommended as you may not be allowed to vote, or may be required to vote a provisional ballot (which requires follow-up information from you prior to being counted) if there are any questions or you are missing any of the information required for your registration.

 

 

 

In Person Registration

You may register to vote in person at the City Clerk-Treasurer's office anytime up to the Friday before an election.  Please note that no registrations may take place on the Saturday, Sunday or Monday prior to an election.

 

Please complete and print out a Voter Registration Form.  The links below take you to fillable forms.  For accuracy in entering your information, we encourage you to type your information into the form before you print it.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access these forms.

 

You may, if you prefer, use the "My Vote Wisconsin" button under the Mail In Registration heading, and then print that form and bring it with you to City Hall.

 

Mail-In Registration

You may register to vote by mail up to 20 days before an election.  Please allow sufficient time for mailing, as the form must reach our office by the 20-day cut-off.  After the 20 day cut-off, you must come in to the Clerk-Treasurer's office to register in person.

 

When registering by mail, we encourage you to use the "My Vote Wisconsin" system.  You are able to enter your information directly to the Wisconsin voter registration system.  Please note, at this time, you are still required to print off the computer-generated form and mail it to City Hall, however, there is less chance of data-entry error, since we do not have to re-enter the information.  Once the Clerk-Treasurer's staff receives your mailed copy, your registration will be active.  If you do not mail in the form, your registration will NOT be activated, and you will not appear in the poll book.

 

 

 

**Following your registration, whether in person or by mail, you will receive a postcard from the State indicating your registration has been completed.  If you do not receive this postcard, usually in about 2-3 weeks, please contact the Clerk-Treasurer to verify that your registration has been finalized.

Registration Requirements

 

To register in person, by mail, or on election day, you will need the following:

  1. Voter Registration Form (see links above).
  2. A Wisconsin Driver's License or State-issued ID, OR, if you do not have either, the last four digits of your social security number.  If you have been issued a driver's license or ID, but do not have it with you when you register, you may NOT use your social security number to register.  We are required by State law to collect your license or ID number.
  3. Proof of Residence.  Acceptable proof of residence must contain the voter's current and complete first and last name and residential address.  It must also be valid on the day of registration.

 

Also, voters must reside at their address for at least 28 days prior to Election Day in order to register to vote at that address.  Voters who have moved within Wisconsin less than 28 days before an 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.

 

 

The following documents qualify as proof of residence if they meet the criteria listed in #3 above:

  • Current & valid WI Driver's license or State-issued ID
  • Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit (i.e. hunting/fishing license, conceal carry permit, etc)
  • Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, 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 the registration date (cannot be used for first-time voters registering by mail)
  • A university, college or technical institute identification card (must include photo) AND a fee receipt dated within the last nine months
  • A utility statement (gas, electric, telephone, mobile phone, internet, cable or satellite TV) for a period not earlier than 90 days before the registration date
  • Bank statement (not credit card or investment statements)
  • Paycheck or Paycheck stub
  • A check or other document issued by a unit of government
  • A letter on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual's residence for voting purposes.

Electronic versions of many of the above documents are acceptable as proof of residence.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Wisconsin law no longer allows a "corraborating witness" to provide proof of residence.  You must have one of the above documents.

 

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