Tuesday Is National Voter Registration Day
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:04am
City of Madison Holding 32 Voter Registration Drives
This Tuesday the City of Madison will join hundreds of communities nationwide in celebrating National Voter Registration Day.
Although the City Clerk’s Office has set up 33 voter registration drives, many voters will be able to register to vote from home. Voters who have a Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin ID can completely register online at https://MyVote.wi.gov as long as they have updated their address with the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Those who have moved since they last voted are encouraged to update their registration this week. Voter registration can be verified 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 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 – 11:30 a.m. at Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd
- 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Madison 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
- 12 p.m. lunch break for students at West High School, 30 Ash St
- 12 p.m. lunch break for students at Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon Rd
- 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
The following residential care facilities will offer their residents an opportunity to register to vote on Tuesday:
- 9 – 11 a.m. at Oakwood Village University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point 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
- 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Capitol Lakes, 333 W. Main St
- 12 – 2 p.m. at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge Community Center, 5565 Tancho Dr
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 Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer St, from 1 to 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 27, at Wisconsin Youth Company, 1201 McKenna Blvd, from 12 to 2 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.
To search for National Voter Registration Day events by zip code, visit https://NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org/events.
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, showing the voter’s name and current 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 176,600 registered voters.
- Maribeth Witzel-Behl, 608-266-4601, email@example.com