Registering To Vote
Where to Register: Clerk’s Office
City Hall Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am – 4:30pm and Friday 7:30am – 4:00pm. OR Polls on Election Day
Polling place hours are from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Bring identification with your current City of Neenah address, such as a driver’s license, lease, mortgage, bank statement or utility bill. Registrant must provide either their driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of their social security number.
Please note that if you have a Neenah mailing address your polling location may be in the Town of Neenah, Town of Clayton or the Village of Fox Crossing. You can verify your polling location and/or if you are registered to vote by visiting the MyVote Wisconsin website or the City of Neenah street listing below.
Requirements to Vote:
- You must be a U.S. citizen
- You must be at least 18 years old on or before election day
- You must have resided in your election district for at least 10 days
- You have not lost your right to vote
Registering to Vote:
You can register to vote up until the Friday before the election (in-office only) or on Election Day. As of 2012, a corroborating witness can no longer be used as proof of residency. Proof of residency is required when registering less than 20 days before an election, on Election Day, and for first time Wisconsin voters registering by mail. Click here for Voter Registration Application (EL-131).
Anyone wishing to vote in the State of Wisconsin, where they are required to register, has three options to register:
- BY MAIL: Download the Application for Voter Registration (EL-131), complete the form and mail it into your municipal clerk’s office up to 5:00 PM which must be received by the 20th day before the election.
- IN PERSON: Register in the municipal clerk’s office up to 5:00 on the Friday before the election. Proof of residency is required when registering less than 20 days before an election. You must bring proof that you have lived at your present location for 10 days preceding the election.
- 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 10 days preceding the election and provide either your driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your social security. For purposes of voter registration, a form of identification constitutes acceptable proof of residence if it includes:
- 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 a municipality.
Forms of identification which constitute acceptable proof of residence, when they contain the information specified above, include the following:
A Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license.
A Wisconsin identification card.
Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit or by an employer in the normal course of business (which includes your address), but not including a business card.
A bank statement.
A library card.
A check-cashing or courtesy card issued by a merchant in the normal course of business.
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.
A university, college or technical institute fee card.
A university, college or technical institute identification card.
An airplane pilot’s license.
A gas, electric or telephone service statement for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
If you cannot supply acceptable proof of residence, your registration form can be substantiated and signed by one other elector who resides in your municipality, corroborating your residency information. The corroborator must then provide acceptable proof of residence.
Clerks and election inspectors should know the following important statutory requirements:
Only one form of proof of residence is required.
A voter may provide other forms of proof of residence if it contains a current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.
An envelope addressed to the voter is not acceptable proof of residence.
The form of the proof of residence along with any identification or account number must be recorded on the voter registration card.
Election inspectors should only request identification as proof of residence when a voter is registering. A voter who is registered does not need to provide identification.
An elector registering on election day may have their residence corroborated by another elector who resides in the municipality who has proof of residence.
New federal mandate as of January 1, 2003 requires all registrants to provide either a driver’s license number or last 4 digits of their social security number on their application.