Interactions with electors, both positive and negative, influence the public’s confidence in the ability of election officials to administer elections in Wisconsin fairly. It is the responsibility of the chief inspector to ensure that every eligible elector can participate in the democratic process.
NEW: Bank and Credit Card Statements as Proof of Residence: The Commission approved the following motions and directed staff to update materials accordingly:
The Commission concludes that the term “bank statement” in Wis. Stat. § 6.34(3)(a)9. includes any account statement from a bank or credit union, regardless of the type of account listed, including, but not limited to a checking, savings, mortgage loan or home equity line of credit.
The Commission further concludes that a credit card statement qualifies as a “bank statement” under Wis. Stat. s. 6.34(3)(a)9. and may be used as a valid form of proof of residence when registering to vote.
NEW - Effective immediately: Voters must have resided at their current address for 28 days prior to election day in order to register at that address. Voters who do not meet the 28-day requirement at their new address are eligible to participate at their former address. Wis. Stat. § 6.02(1) and (2).
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