National Voter Registration Day 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:06pm
A Non-Partisan Celebration of Democracy
On Tuesday, September 26, the City of Madison will join hundreds of communities nationwide in celebrating National Voter Registration Day.
Voters who have moved and have updated their name and address with the Division of Motor Vehicles have a new, convenient option for celebrating National Voter Registration Day at home: they can completely register online at https://MyVote.wi.gov.
Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is a non-partisan celebration of democracy focused on facilitating the right to vote.
The City Clerk’s Office will hold voter registration drives throughout the city on Tuesday:
- 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Madison City Clerk’s Office, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr, Blvd, room 103
- 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr
- 9 – 11 a.m. at Oakwood Village University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Rd
- 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center, 1917 Lake Point Dr
- 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd
- 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St
- 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd
- 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd
- 9:30 - 11 a.m. at Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd
- 10 – 11:30 a.m. at SSM Health St Mary’s Care Center, 3401 Maple Grove Dr
- 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Attic Angel Place, 8301 Old Sauk Rd
- 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St
- 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Neighborhood House Community Center, 29 S. Mills St
- 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park St
- 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Hawthorne Library, 2707 E. Washington Ave
- 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave
- 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd
- 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Monroe Street Library, 1705 Monroe St
- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
- 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Capitol Lakes, 333 W. Main St
- 12 p.m. lunch break for students at West High School, 30 Ash St
- 12 – 2 p.m. at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge Community Center, 5565 Tancho Dr
- 12 – 6 p.m. at Ian’s Pizza, 319 N. Frances St
- 12 – 6 p.m. at Ian’s Pizza, 100 State St
- 1 – 7 p.m. at Hy-Vee, 675 S. Whitney Way
- 3 – 6 p.m. at Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd
- 4 – 7 p.m. at Eastside Farmer’s Market, Central Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St
- 6 – 8 p.m. at Boys & Girls Club Allied Family Center, 4619 Jenewein Rd
Additional voter registration drives will be held throughout the week:
- Monday, September 25, at Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 27, at Wisconsin Youth Company, 1201 McKenna Blvd, from 12 to 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 27, at Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St, from 1 to 3 p.m.
- Saturday, September 30, as part of the Pop-Up Market at Salvation Army Community Center, 3030 Darbo Dr, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Proof of Address
Proof of address, either on paper or in an electronic format, is required for all voter registrations that are not completely submitted online (proof of address is verified with the DMV for online submissions). The following types of documents are acceptable as proof of address:
- Utility bill that covers a time frame within the past 90 days (water, gas, electric, cable, internet, landline or cellular phone)
- Bank or credit union statement
- Current and valid Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin identification card
- Paycheck or pay stub
- Document issued by a unit of government (this includes a public school, Madison College, or UW-Madison)
- Check issued by a unit of government
- Affidavit from an agency (public or private) providing homeless services
- Edgewood College fee statement, accompanied by an Edgewood College student ID
- Intake document from a residential care facility
The types of proof of address most commonly used in the City of Madison are Wisconsin driver license/ID cards, Madison Water Utility bills, Madison Gas & Electric bills, and UW-Madison documents.
The state has eliminated Special Registration Deputies, so the City Clerk’s Office needs a copy of the proof of address document presented at a voter registration drive. If the proof of address is presented on a smart phone or computer, a screen shot of the document can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, a hard copy of the document will need to be submitted along with the voter registration form.
The City of Madison currently has 176,583 registered voters.
- Maribeth Witzel-Behl, 608-266-4601, email@example.com