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Are you ready to vote in the election this coming November?

According to information provided by the Wauwatosa city clerk's office, voters should be aware of a number of requirements before they head to the polls.

Wauwatosa residents will need to register to vote for the Nov. 8 election if:

  • They are turning 18 years old by Election Day
  • They’ve never voted before
  • They’ve moved from one address to another in Wauwatosa
  • They’ve moved into Wauwatosa from another city or state
  • They’ve changed their name

Qualified electors are U.S. citizens, 18 years old by Election Day and residents of Wauwatosa at their registered address for at least 10 consecutive days.

Proof of residence must be submitted at the time of application. Proof of residence examples can include:

  • A current and valid Wisconsin driver's license or state-issued ID card 
  • A paycheck stub, a bank statement
  • A utility bill for a period no earlier than 90 days before Election Day
  • A check or document issued by a Wisconsin government unit
  • A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election 
  • Residential lease in effect on the registration date (not valid for by-mail registration) 
  • An intake document from a residential care facility 
  • A university, college or technical college ID card (with photo) 

To register, visit the Wauwatosa city clerk's office at City Hall, 7725 W. North Ave. Registration can also be done at the polls on Election Day, by mail up to 20 days prior to an election or through Wisconsin's MyVote website, myvote.wi.gov.

Voters do not need to register prior to an election if their information has not changed since the last election in which they voted.

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