6.33(2) (2)
6.33(2)(a)(a) All information may be recorded by any person, except that the clerk shall record the ward and aldermanic district, if any, other geographic information under sub. (1), the indication of whether the registration is received by mail, and the type of identifying document submitted by the elector as proof of residence under s. 6.34. Except as provided in s. 6.30 (5), each elector shall sign his or her own name unless the elector is unable to sign his or her name due to physical disability. In such case, the elector may authorize another elector to sign the form on his or her behalf. If the elector so authorizes, the elector signing the form shall attest to a statement that the application is made upon request and by authorization of a named elector who is unable to sign the form due to physical disability.
6.33(2)(b) (b) Except as provided in s. 6.86 (3) (a) 2., the registration form shall be signed by the registering elector before the clerk, issuing officer or election registration official. The form shall contain a certification by the registering elector that all statements are true and correct.
6.33(4) (4) When an individual's registration is changed from eligible to ineligible status, the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners shall enter the date and reason for change on the registration list.
6.33(5) (5)
6.33(5)(a)1.1. Except as provided in par. (b) and this paragraph, whenever a municipal clerk receives a valid registration or valid change of a name or address under an existing registration or changes a registration from eligible to ineligible status the municipal clerk or the clerk's designee shall promptly enter electronically on the list maintained by the commission under s. 6.36 (1) the information required under that subsection.
6.33(5)(a)2. 2. Except as provided in par. (b) and this paragraph, whenever a municipal clerk mails an absentee ballot to an elector or receives an in-person absentee ballot application or an absentee ballot the municipal clerk shall, no later than 48 hours after mailing an absentee ballot or receiving an in-person absentee ballot application or an absentee ballot, enter electronically on the list maintained by the commission under s. 6.36 (1) the information required under that subsection or submit the information to the clerk's designee who shall, no later than 24 hours after receiving the information from the clerk, enter electronically on the list maintained by the commission under s. 6.36 (1) the information required under that subsection. If a deadline under this subdivision falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the deadline is extended to the next business day.
6.33(5)(a)3. 3. Except as provided in par. (b) and this paragraph, the municipal clerk or the clerk's designee shall update any entries that change on the date of an election other than a general election within 30 days after the date of that election, and shall update any entries that change on the date of a general election within 45 days after the date of that election. The commission administrator may, upon request of a municipal clerk permit the clerk to update entries that change on the date of a general election within 60 days after that election.
6.33(5)(a)4. 4. The municipal clerk shall provide to the commission information that is confidential under s. 6.47 (2) in such manner as the commission prescribes.
6.33(5)(b) (b) The municipal clerk of any municipality may, by mutual consent, designate any other municipal clerk or any county clerk as the clerk's agent to carry out the functions of the municipal clerk under this section for that municipality. The municipal clerk shall notify the county clerk of each county in which the municipality is located and the commission of any such designation in writing. The municipal clerk may, by similar notice to the clerk's agent at least 14 days prior to the effective date of any change, discontinue the designation. If the municipal clerk designates another municipal clerk or a county clerk as his or her agent, the municipal clerk shall immediately forward all registration changes filed with the clerk and voting record information obtained by the clerk to the clerk's agent for electronic entry on the registration list.
6.33 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also s. EL 3.02, Wis. adm. code.
6.34 6.34 Proof of residence required.
6.34(1) (1) In this section:
6.34(1)(a) (a) "Military elector" means a member of a uniformed service on active duty who, by reason of that duty, is absent from the residence where the member is otherwise qualified to vote; a member of the merchant marine, as defined in s. 6.22 (1) (a), who by reason of service in the merchant marine, is absent from the residence where the member is otherwise qualified to vote; or the spouse or dependent of any such member who, by reason of the duty or service of the member, is absent from the residence where the spouse or dependent is otherwise qualified to vote.
6.34(1)(b) (b) "Overseas elector" means an elector who resides outside the United States and who is qualified under federal law to vote in elections for national office in this state because the elector was last domiciled in this state immediately prior to the elector's departure from the United States.
6.34(2) (2) Except as provided in sub. (2m), upon completion of a registration form prescribed under s. 6.33, each eligible elector who is required to register under s. 6.27, who is not a military elector or an overseas elector, shall provide an identifying document that establishes proof of residence under sub. (3). If the elector registered by mail or by electronic application, the identifying document may not be a residential lease.
6.34(2m) (2m) An elector who registers by electronic application under s. 6.30 (5) is not required to provide proof of residence under sub. (2) if, at the time of registration, the elector provides the number of a current and valid operator's license issued under ch. 343, or the number of a current and valid identification card issued under s. 343.50, together with the elector's name and date of birth and the commission is able to verify the information specified under sub. (3) (b) using the system maintained under sub. (4).
6.34(3) (3)
6.34(3)(a)(a) An identifying document used to establish proof of an elector's residence under sub. (2) shall contain the information required under par. (b) and is limited to one of the following:
6.34(3)(a)1. 1. A current and valid operator's license issued under ch. 343.
6.34(3)(a)2. 2. A current and valid identification card issued under s. 343.50.
6.34(3)(a)3. 3. Subject to s. 66.0438, any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
6.34(3)(a)4. 4. An official identification card or license issued by an employer in the normal course of business that contains a photograph of the cardholder or license holder, but not including a business card.
6.34(3)(a)5. 5. A real property tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
6.34(3)(a)6. 6. Except as provided in sub. (2), a residential lease.
6.34(3)(a)7. 7. Any of the following documents without the address specified in par. (b):
6.34(3)(a)7.a. a. A university, college, or technical college identification card that contains a photograph of the cardholder together with a fee payment receipt issued to the cardholder by the university, college, or technical college dated no earlier than 9 months before the date of the election at which the receipt is presented.
6.34(3)(a)7.b. b. An identification card issued by a university, college, or technical college that contains a photograph of the cardholder if the university, college, or technical college that issued the card provides a certified and current list of students who reside in housing sponsored by the university, college, or technical college and who are U.S. citizens to the municipal clerk prior to the election showing the current address of the students and if the municipal clerk, election registration official, or inspector verifies that the student presenting the card is included on the list.
6.34(3)(a)8. 8. A utility bill for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before the day registration is made.
6.34(3)(a)9. 9. A bank statement.
6.34(3)(a)10. 10. A paycheck.
6.34(3)(a)11. 11. A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
6.34(3)(a)12. 12. For an occupant of a residential care facility, as defined in s. 6.875 (1) (bm), for the purpose of registering at the facility, a contract or intake document prepared by the residential care facility that specifies that the occupant currently resides in the facility. The contract or intake document may also identify the room or unit in which the occupant resides.
6.34(3)(b) (b) Except as provided in par. (a) 7., the identifying documents prescribed in par. (a) shall contain all of the following in order to be considered proof of residence:
6.34(3)(b)1. 1. A current and complete name, including both the given and family name.
6.34(3)(b)2. 2. A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.
6.34(3)(c) (c) Identifying documents specified in par. (a) which are valid for use during a specified period must be valid on the day that an elector makes application for registration in order to constitute proof of residence.
6.34(4) (4) The commission shall maintain a system that electronically verifies, on an instant basis, information specified under sub. (3) (b) from the information submitted in lieu of proof of residence under sub. (2m), using the information maintained by the department of transportation pursuant to the commission's agreement with the secretary of transportation under s. 85.61 (1). If a prospective elector enters information specified under sub. (3) (b) 2. into the system that does not match such information maintained by the department of transportation, the system shall redirect the elector to the department of transportation's Internet site so that the elector may update his or her information with the department of transportation.
6.34 History History: 2005 a. 451 ss. 40, 43, 44; 2011 a. 23; 2013 a. 182; 2015 a. 261, 374; s. 35.17 correction in (3) (a) 7. b.
6.35 6.35 Filing registration forms.
6.35(1) (1) Under the direction of the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners, the original registration forms shall be filed in one of the following ways, except as provided in subs. (1m) and (2):
6.35(1)(a) (a) In alphabetical order of the electors' names.
6.35(1)(b) (b) In alphabetical order according to street names, in numerical order on each street and in alphabetical order of the electors' names at each address on the street.
6.35(1m) (1m) Original registration forms of electors who have obtained a confidential listing under s. 6.47 (2) shall be filed in alphabetical order after the forms of the other electors.
6.35(2) (2) The commission shall prescribe, by rule, the procedure and methods by which municipal clerks and boards of election commissioners shall maintain records of registrations that are entered electronically under s. 6.30 (5).
6.35(3) (3) Original registration forms shall be maintained in the office of the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners at all times.
6.36 6.36 Official registration list.
6.36(1) (1)
6.36(1)(a)(a) The commission shall compile and maintain electronically an official registration list. The list shall contain all of the following:
6.36(1)(a)1. 1. The name and address of each registered elector in the state.
6.36(1)(a)2. 2. The elector's date of birth.
6.36(1)(a)3. 3. The ward and aldermanic district of the elector, if any.
6.36(1)(a)4. 4. For each elector, a unique registration identification number assigned by the commission.
6.36(1)(a)5. 5. The number of a valid operator's license issued to the elector under ch. 343, if any, or the last 4 digits of the elector's social security account number, if any.
6.36(1)(a)6. 6. Any identification serial number issued to the elector under s. 6.47 (3).
6.36(1)(a)7. 7. The date of any election in which the elector votes.
6.36(1)(a)8. 8. An indication of whether the elector is an overseas elector, as defined in s. 6.24 (1).
6.36(1)(a)9. 9. Any information relating to the elector that appears on the current list transmitted to the commission by the department of corrections under s. 301.03 (20m).
6.36(1)(a)10. 10. An indication of any accommodation required under s. 5.25 (4) (a) to permit voting by the elector.
6.36(1)(a)11. 11. An indication of the method by which the elector's registration form was received.
6.36(1)(a)12. 12. An indication of whether the elector was required under s. 6.34 to provide proof of residence and, if so, the type of identifying document submitted as proof of residence, the name of the entity or institution that issued the identifying document, and, if the identifying document included a number that applies only to the individual holding that document, up to the last 4 digits of that number. If the number on the identifying document submitted by the elector had 6 or fewer digits, the list under this paragraph may not contain more than the last 2 digits of that number.
6.36(1)(a)13. 13. A separate column indicating the date on which an elector applied to vote by in-person absentee ballot.
6.36(1)(a)14. 14. Separate columns indicating the date on which the clerk mailed an absentee ballot to an elector and the date on which the elector returned the absentee ballot.
6.36(1)(a)15. 15. A separate column indicating the polling location associated with each elector's address and ward or aldermanic district, if any.
6.36(1)(a)16. 16. A separate column indicating the mailing address for the municipal clerk associated with each polling location identified under subd. 15.
6.36(1)(ae)1.1. The chief election officer shall enter into a membership agreement with Electronic Registration Information Center, Inc., for the purpose of maintaining the official registration list under this section. Prior to entering into an agreement under this subdivision, the chief election officer shall ensure that the agreement satisfies all of the following conditions:
6.36(1)(ae)1.a. a. It safeguards the confidentiality of information or data in the registration list that may be subject to transfer under the agreement and to which access is restricted under par. (b) 1. a.
6.36(1)(ae)1.b. b. It prohibits the sale or distribution of the information or data in the registration list to a 3rd-party vendor and it prohibits any other action not associated with administration of or compliance with the agreement.
6.36(1)(ae)1.c. c. It does not affect the exemption for this state under the national voter registration act.
6.36(1)(ae)1.d. d. It allows the state to make contact with electors by electronic mail, whenever possible.
6.36(1)(ae)2. 2. If the chief election officer enters into an agreement under subd. 1., the chief election officer shall comply with the terms of the agreement, including the transmission of information and data related to the registration of electors in this state to the Electronic Registration Information Center, Inc., for processing and sharing with other member states and governmental units.
6.36(1)(am) (am) The list under par. (a) may contain such other information as may be determined by the commission to facilitate administration of elector registration requirements.
6.36(1)(b)1.1. The list shall be open to public inspection under s. 19.35 (1) and shall be electronically accessible by any person, except that:
6.36(1)(b)1.a. a. Except as provided in pars. (ae), (bm), and (bn), no person other than an employee of the commission, a county clerk, a deputy county clerk, an executive director of a county board of election commissioners, a deputy designated by the executive director, a municipal clerk, a deputy municipal clerk, an executive director of a city board of election commissioners, or a deputy designated by the executive director may view the date of birth, operator's license number, or social security account number of an elector, the address of an elector to whom an identification serial number is issued under s. 6.47 (3), or any indication of an accommodation required under s. 5.25 (4) (a) to permit voting by an elector.
6.36(1)(b)1.b. b. No person other than an employee of the board [commission], a municipal clerk, or an election official who is authorized by a municipal clerk may make a change in the list.
6.36 Note NOTE: The correct word is shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
6.36(1)(b)2. 2. The list shall be electronically accessible by name and shall also be accessible in alphabetical order of the electors' names for the entire state and for each county, municipality, ward, and combination of wards authorized under s. 5.15 (6) (b).
6.36(1)(bm) (bm) The commission or any municipal clerk or board of election commissioners may transfer any information in the registration list to which access is restricted under par. (b) 1. a. to a law enforcement agency, as defined in s. 165.77 (1) (b), to be used for law enforcement purposes.
6.36(1)(bn) (bn) The commission may transfer any information in the registration list to which access is restricted under par. (b) 1. a. to a subunit of the state government of another state to be used for official purposes.
6.36(1)(c) (c) The list shall be designed in such a way that the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of any municipality and any election official who is authorized by the clerk or executive director of the board of election commissioners may, by electronic transmission, add entries to or change entries on the list for any elector who resides in, or who the list identifies as residing in, that municipality and no other municipality.
6.36(1)(d) (d) Upon receipt of official notification by the appropriate election administrative authority of another state, territory, or possession that an elector whose name appears on the list has registered to vote in that state, territory, or possession, the commission or the municipal clerk of the municipality where the elector formerly resided shall change the elector's registration from eligible to ineligible status.
6.36(1)(e) (e) If the commission adds the name of any elector to the list, the commission shall promptly notify the municipal clerk of the municipality where the elector resides. If the commission changes the registration of any elector from eligible to ineligible status, the commission shall promptly notify the municipal clerk of the municipality where the elector resides or, if the elector has changed his or her residence from one municipality to another municipality in this state, shall promptly notify the municipal clerk of the municipality where the elector resided prior to the change. Notification shall be made in writing or by electronic transmission. If the commission changes the registration of any elector from eligible to ineligible status, the commission shall make an entry on the list giving the date of and the reason for the change.
6.36(1)(f) (f) The commission shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the list is maintained in a manner that precludes unauthorized persons from making alterations to the list.
6.36(2) (2)
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 392 and all Supreme Court Orders effective before August 19, 2016. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after August 19, 2016 are designated by NOTES. (Published 8-19-16)