Online, mail-in voter registration ends Wednesday

Wisconsin voters can still register at the polls on Election Day

MADISON, Wis. — Today is the final day voters can register online or by mail before the statewide February 18th Spring Primary election.

Wisconsin residents are encouraged to check their registration status at, especially if they’ve moved. If you’ve moved at all, even if it’s just to a new unit in the same apartment building, you’ll need to update your voter registration.

However, Wisconsin is one of 21 states where you can register or re-register at the polls on Election Day or at all absentee voting sites through the Friday before Election Day.

In order to register, voters must provide proof of address. Wisconsinites can provide any of the following documents in either physical or electronic form:

  • Utility bill issued in the last 90 days (water, gas, electric, phone, cable, or internet)
  • Bank statement (bank, credit union, credit card, mortgage)
  • Current and valid Wisconsin driver license/ID
  • Government document (federal, state, county, municipal, tribal, UW, Madison College, or public school)
  • Paycheck
  • Residential lease effective on day of registration (cannot be used if registering to vote by mail)
  • Certified housing list from UW-Madison or Edgewood College (available at absentee voting sites and at the polls)
  • Affidavit from a social service agency providing services to the homeless
  • Contract or intake document from a nursing home or residential care facility

While Wisconsin’s statewide primary election is Feb. 18, the state’s presidential primary isn’t until April 7. Voters have until March 18 to register online or by mail for that.