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Voting Registration

Registering to Vote in Dekorra

As of January 1, 2006, all municipalities in Wisconsin require voter registration prior to a person being allowed to vote. If you have not voted or completed an application since January of 2006, you will be required to register.

Anyone wishing to vote in the State of Wisconsin has three options to register:

  1. BY MAIL – Download the Voter Registration Application (GAB131) from http://elections.state.wi.us. Complete the form and mail it into the Dekorra Clerk’s office, Dekorra Town Hall, W8460 Bilkie Rd.,  Poynette, WI 53955. The application must be postmarked no later than the 20th day (3rd Wednesday) before the election. NOTE: State and Federal law now requires that any first-time voter submitting a registration application by mail provide a copy of an acceptable identifying document that provides proof of residence. (A “first-time voter” is an individual who has not voted in an election in Wisconsin.) Acceptable forms of proof of residence as outlined. Please note that first-time voters registering by mail may not use a residential lease as proof of residence. The copy of the form of proof of residence must be included when submitting the registration application. If a copy of proof of residence is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued a ballot at the polling place or before being issued an absentee ballot in the Town Clerk’s office.
  2. IN PERSON – Register at the Dekorra Clerk’s office up to 5:00 PM or the close of business whichever is later on the day before the election. The Town Clerk has copies of the Registration Form. NOTE: After the BY MAIL deadline, an elector voting in person in the Town Clerk’s office is required to present acceptable proof of residence as outlined.
  3. AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY – If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you have lived at your present location for at least 10 days preceding the election. For purposes of voter registration, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include:
  • A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
  • A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of the municipality.**Forms with an expiration date must be valid on Election Day.

PROOF OF RESIDENCE

The following constitute acceptable Proof-of-Residence if the document contains the information specified above:

  • A current and valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
  • A current and valid Wisconsin identification card.
  • Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  • Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
  • A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  • A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (NOT for first-time voters registering by mail).
  • A university, college or technical institute fee card (must include photo).
  • A university, college or technical institute identification card (must include photo).
  • A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
  • Bank statement.
  • Paycheck.
  • A check or other document issued by a unit of government.