(Juneau) Local elections officials are encouraging the public to register to vote now. Dodge County Clerk Karen Gibson told us last week on WBEV’s Community Comment that the sooner you register, the better chance you have of being included on the voter registration print out at the polls. Those who do not appear on the pre-printed poll book would instead sign a supplemental page to obtain a ballot.
Proof of residence is needed to register which Gibson suggests a driver’s license, so long as it did not expire before the previous general election in 2018. If your drivers license has your correct address, then election officials already have that information because that is shared between agencies. Gibson says you can print the registration form on https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ and mail the form to your local municipal clerk with proof of residence.
Acceptable proofs of residence include but are not limited to a real estate tax bill, lease, utility bill, paycheck stub, cell phone bill, state hunting or fishing license, credit card bill or bank statement. If registering in person, the documents can be presented on your cell phone.
Voter registration by mail and online ends 20 days prior to the election, which Gibson says this year is on October 14. After that date, you have to register in person at your local municipal clerk’s office or at the polls on election night.