Dodge County Clerk Encourages Early Voting Registration

(Juneau) The Dodge County clerk is encouraging voters to register now for the November election. Karen Gibson says Wisconsin does allow for registration on Election Day but waiting until then causes lines at the polling place. She adds that the day runs more smoothly when voter’s correct names and addresses are on the preprinted poll list. The county clerk says those wondering about their registration status can visit a website to check.

“You can use that my-vote site to check on your registration,” says Gibson. “It will tell you what address you’re registered at and if you are an active registered voter. If you are not an active registered voter, if you just turned 18, or you moved you can use that my-vote site to get registered.”

Gibson says registration by mail ends on October 19th, after that date the public must register at their municipal clerk’s office. She says proof or residence is then required.

“Any current utility bill, or real estate tax bill, gas, telephone, cellphone bill, bank statement, paycheck stub, anything from a unit of government,” says Gibson.

An ideal proof of residence is a driver’s license but Gibson notes, “we do have some students that don’t have driver’s license or a Wisconsin ID. They can take along something on their public school letterhead with their name and address. I usually recommend for students who turned 18 and want to get registered, you need to take something.”

Gibson says those wanting to vote absentee must be registered by the 19th and mail their request to the municipal clerk’s office no later than November 3rd. In-person absentee voting cannot begin until October 25th. The fall general election is on November 8th.

Click HERE to visit the my-vote website.

Click HERE to visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website for more information.

Voters with questions about voter registration or absentee voting should contact their Municipal Clerk or the Dodge County Clerk at 920-386-3605.