El. Bd. Op. 1980-01

A municipality may use a computer generated listing of students provided by a college, technical institute or university to determine the residence of an elector who desires to register at a polling place on election day, provided that the list, certified by the institute of higher education, in conjunction with some other means of identification meets the requirements of §6.55(7)(a), Stats. (Issued to Mr. Robert M. Meyer, June 19, 1980)

This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on March 26, 2008. This opinion was codified by 2005 Wisconsin Act 451 at §6.34(3)(a)7, Stats.. The acceptable forms of proof of residence have changed since the opinion was issued. The current list can be found at §6.34(3)(a)1-11, Stats.