How to Register to Vote
Registration is open until 5:00 p.m. 20 days before an election. Wisconsin requires you to be at your address for 10 days to establish residency. You cannot register to vote at a post office box. You must show Proof of Residence, showing your current name at your current address. Click to view Acceptable Forms of Proof of Residence.
During the closed registration period (which is 5:00 p.m. 20 days before an election through 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day), you can only register to vote in person at the City Clerk's Office or other City of Sun Prairie designated in-person absentee voting site.
You may also refer to the Voter Registration Guide (PDF).
Eligibility to Vote
To be eligible to vote you must:
- Be a United States Citizen.
- Be 18 years old by Election Day.
- Have resided at your current address at least 10 consecutive days before Election Day.
- Have, if convicted of a felony, completed terms of sentence including probation/parole.
Register to Vote Online
If you have a valid, unexpired Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin ID, and your zip code on file with the DOT matches the zip code in which you are registering to vote, you may register to vote online at MyVote Wisconsin.
Register to Vote by Mail
Registration forms are available on the Wisconsin Elections Commission Website. They are available in:
To register to vote by mail, download and print the application linked above and mail the form along with your Proof of Residence to the City Clerk's Office.
Mail application and Proof of Residence to:
City Clerk's Office
300 E. Main Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Register to Vote in Person
You can register to vote in person at the City Clerk's Office located at 300 E. Main Street. Remember to bring Proof of Residence.
Register to Vote during Closed Registration
Once registration closes at 5:00 p.m. 20 days before an election through 5:00 p.m. the Friday before Election Day, you may only register to vote in person in the City Clerk's Office or other City of Sun Prairie designated in-person absentee voting site with Proof of Residence.
I am a student for 8 months of the year. Where should I register?
You have the option to register in the municipality where you are a student. Alternatively, you may register in your hometown. The choice is up to you.
If a student leaves for the summer, where do they vote for summer elections?
Leaving for the summer with intent to return. If they do not intend to establish residency at any place they stay until returning for school in the fall, then they may vote absentee from their school address until they have resided for 10 days at a new school address.
I am leaving to study abroad for a year. Do I lose my right to vote?
No. If your permanent address remains in Wisconsin, you may vote according to that permanent address.
For more information about student residency, please see the Student Residency Guide (PDF).