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Voter Registration

Every citizen of the United States of America age 18 or older who has resided in an election district where the citizen desires to vote for 10 consecutive days before any election and who is not currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction, and not otherwise disqualified from voting.

Any person registering to vote must supply Proof of Residence unless you are a military or permanent overseas voter.  You must supply your Wisconsin Driver License or Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued ID Number (required if not expired or cancelled).  If you do have a Wisconsin Driver License or State ID that hasn’t been issued, expired, or has not been cancelled you must provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number. If the elector does not have a current, valid Wisconsin Driver’s License, Wisconsin State Identification card, or Social Security Number, the applicant may indicate this by filling in the appropriate circle on the registration form. If you are registering to vote on Election Day and have been issued a Wisconsin Driver’s License, but are unable to unwilling to provide the number, your vote will not be counted unless you provide the number to the election inspectors by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day or to your municipal clerk by 4:00 p.m. on the Friday following Election Day. The elector must also answer the following questions: 

    1. Are you a citizen of the United States of America? 

    2. Will you be 18 years of age on or before the election? 

The registration cannot be processed until the elector answers these questions. 

Proof of Residence

When registering to vote Proof of Residence is required for all Voter Registration Applications (GL-131); this provision does not apply to military of permanently overseas voters. The following constitutes acceptable Proof of Residence if the document contains your current name and address and is valid on Election Day (unless otherwise indicated):
Proof of Residence documents may be shown either by paper or electronically to the Election Official.


1.      A WI Driver License / ID Card, if not expired or cancelled. May be used even if driving privileges have been revoked.

2.      Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.

3.      An employee ID card with a photograph, but not a business card.

4.      A real property tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.

5.      A residential lease (Does not count as proof of residence if elector submits form by mail).

6.      A picture ID from a university, college or technical college coupled with a fee receipt or an on-campus housing listing, provided by the university, college or technical college.

7.      A utility bill for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before the day registration is made.

8.      (Homeless voters only) A letter from an organization that provides services to the homeless that identifies the voter and describes the location designated as the person’s residence for voting purposes.

9.      A contract or intake document prepared by a residential care facility indicating that the occupant resides in the facility.

10.   A bank statement.

11.   A paycheck. 

12.   A check or other document issued by a unit of government.

How to Register to Vote
In Person: Register in the municipal Clerk's Office up to 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election. Acceptable Proof of Residence is required.

By Mail: The Voter Registration Application is available online GL-131. Electors must provide a copy of acceptable Proof of Residence document when mailing application to the Clerk’s Office. Applications submitted by mail that are not accompanied by a Proof of Residence document will not be processed. The application must be postmarked no later than the 20th day (3rd Wednesday) before the election. 
MyVote WI  Electors must provide a copy of acceptable Proof of Residence document to the Clerk’s Office when registering by mail.  Applications submitted through My Vote Wisconsin that are not accompanied by a Proof of Residence document will not be processed.

At Your Polling Place on Election Day: If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring acceptable Proof of Residence (paper or electronic proof of residence is acceptable) that you reside at your present location.

Please Note: Proof of Residence is required for voter registration and must be current and valid. The purpose of the proof of residence document is to establish the voter’s current address, not to prove that the voter complies with the 10 consecutive day residence requirement. The voter’s sworn statement on the registration form that they meet the 10-day requirement shall be presumed to be true unless the inspector or a challenger has first-hand knowledge sufficient to question the certification.

Updating Your Voter Registration
If you move your residence or change your name, you are required to update your voter registration information. This is done by filling out form GL-131 and sending it to your local municipal clerk's office. Please note you must submit acceptable proof of residence with your application.

Public Information and Confidentiality
Information in your voter registration record, except your date of birth, driver license number, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, and any special accommodation needs for persons with disabilities, are considered public information in Wisconsin. Act 182 requires that the identifying number recorded on the GL-131 be restricted to the last four digits if the full number contains more than six digits or the last two digits if the full number is six or fewer digits.  Voters may cross off or redact the extraneous digits before submitting their Proof of Residence document.

Office of the City Clerk
City Hall, Room 108-110
(414) 302-8220
(414) 302-8207 fax 

City Clerk
Monica Schultz  

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West Allis City Hall
7525 W. Greenfield Ave
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 302-8200
8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F
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