Welcome to Voter Service Central!
If you were a Special Registration Deputy (SRD), your certification has expired. However, you can assist voters with voter registration using the new Online Voter Registration (OVR) system linked to MyVote. The Wisconsin Elections Commission has created this video to help former SRDs learn to use the new OVR system to assist voters. We encourage you all to watch this video.
City of Madison Voter Education Ambassador training schedule and signup. You do not need to be a City of Madison resident to receive this excellent training, complete with a portfolio of forms and informational brochures useful when assisting voters. Sign up for City of Madison outreach events for Voter Education Ambassadors.
A quick chart for those helping voters with registration, whether using OVR or paper forms.
How to Register and Vote in Wisconsin, an 8.5 by 14-inch 3-fold (four panel), double-sided brochure.
Information for Senior Center Liaisons (links to a separate page)
The calendar below has signups for tabling opportunities organized by the Dane County Voter ID Coalition and/or League of Women Voters of Dane County. Click on an event for details and a link to the signup. Please, if you sign up for an event, please commit to attending. If you find you cannot attend, please cancel promptly on the signup so others can plan to attend.
You can choose how you wish to view the calendar by clicking on the Week, Month, or Agenda tab on the right side.
Voter Photo ID Resource Information
Wisconsin state law requires voters to provide a voter photo ID to receive a ballot on Election Day or (with some exceptions) to vote absentee. The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) provides extensive information on this topic on its website, including descriptions of documents that are acceptable as voter photo IDs. For voters who do not currently have an acceptable voter photo ID, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website provides detailed information about how to obtain a free voter photo ID for voting purposes. Seniors who have given up their driver's license can get a non-expiring Wisconsin ID for voting.
- Index of detailed information about acceptable voter photo IDs
- Voter photo ID picture guide
- How to obtain an ID card, including non-expiring ID for those 65 and older
- WEC toll-free voter helpline: 1-866-VOTEWIS or 1-866-868-3947
- Information for UW students
- An article about voter photo ID that you might suggest for publication in an organization newsletter.
General audience (updated Sept. 2016) | Senior audience (updated Sept. 2016)
- Two-sided, color flyer about Voter ID: General audience Senior audience
En Español: Identificación con Fotografía para Votar Identificación con Fotografía para Votar - las personas de la tercera edad
- Simple, one-sided flyer about voting in Wisconsin: English Español
- If someone needs assistance with the petition process for obtaining a free ID for voting, call the Voter ID hotline: 608.285.2141.
- Official DOT guidance on documents needed for a Driver License or ID (includes information for non-citizens and about Real ID, which are not relevant for voting purposes)
- The Dane County Mobility Manager can help disabled persons get a ride to the DMV to obtain a free ID for voting. Call 608.242.6489.
Proof of Residence Resource Information
Wisconsin state law requires all voters to provide proof of residence to register to vote. The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) provides information on its website on this topic.
- General information about Proof of Residence
- Proof of Residence guidance from the City of Madison
- Graphic of common proof of residence documents
- Guide to using LinkCat as proof of residence
- Tips for Registering UW Students
Other Helpful Resources for Assisting Voters
- UW Dorm Addresses and Polling Places April 2017 election
- Homeless individuals face unique challenges when trying to vote. This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about registration, voter IDs and other topics related to helping homeless voters.
- Home health care workers may be able to assist their clients in applying for a permanent absentee ballot. These documents may help: Letter to home health workers (two per sheet) | Information for client (on the back side, print the appropriate permanent absentee ballot application) | Permanent absentee ballot application for City of Madison | Permanent absentee ballot application for those outside of City of Madison
League Pamphlet, Making It Clear
Making It Clear is a tool for community members helping citizens navigate requirements for registering and voting in Wisconsin. It clarifies many of the ambiguities surrounding proof of residence and voter photo IDs. Developed by Marian Matthews and other LWVDC members. This document has been updated for elections in 2018.
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