General Election: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. To find out who will be on your ballot, go
Stevens Point City Clerk
1515 Strongs Ave.
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Ph: (715) 346-1569
Office Hours: Monday-Friday,
7:30 am- 4 pm
On Sept. 12, the U.S. 7th Circuit
Court of Appeals lifted the stay on Wisconsin’s voter ID law. The
state Government Accountability Board has indicated the requirement will be in
place for the November election.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will provide a
voter ID free to students. The voter ID
does not replace the UW-Stevens Point student ID. Students are not required to obtain this new
card and may use another form of photo identification approved for voting
purposes. For more information on other approved forms of identification, use
Accountability Board guide.
If any of the following statements describe you, you need
to register to vote before you can cast a ballot:
You have never registered to vote in Wisconsin.
Your address has changed since the last time you voted.
Your legal name has changed since the last time you voted.
To check your current voter registration status in
Wisconsin, visit My Vote
How to Register to Vote
1. By Mail
Download the Voter Registration
Application, complete the form and mail it to the City Clerk's Office (1515
Strongs Ave. Stevens Point). The application must be postmarked no later than
the 20th day (3rd Wednesday) before the election.
Please Note: State and federal law now requires that any first-time voter
submitting a registration application by mail provide a copy of an acceptable
identifying document that provides proof of residence. (A "first-time
voter" is an individual who has not voted in an election in Wisconsin.)
Please note that first-time voters registering by mail may not use a
residential lease as proof of residence. The copy of the form of proof of
residence must be included when submitting the registration application. If a
copy of proof of residence is not included, the elector will be required to
supply it before being issued a ballot at the polling place or before being
issued an absentee ballot in the City Clerk's office.
2. In Person
Register in the City Clerk's office up to 5:00 PM or the close of business
whichever is later on the Friday before the election. Note: after the by mail
deadline, an elector voting in person in the clerk's office is required to
present acceptable proof of residence as outlined below.
3. At the Polling Place on Election Day
If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof
that you have lived at your present location for at least 28 days
preceding the election.
Note that all Wisconsin voters must
provide photo ID to
vote. The current UWSP campus ID card does not fulfill the requirements of the
law and will not be accepted for voting purposes. The separate UWSP Voter ID will be available,
free of charge. Go to the PointCard Office in the Dreyfus University Center,
room 340, to obtain your UWSP Voter ID. Call 715-346-2012 or go to http://pointcard.uwsp.edu/ for
Most UW-Stevens Point students will already have an
acceptable photo ID, which may be any of the following:
A valid Wisconsin driver license or identification card
A U.S. passport
A certificate of naturalization issued not earlier than two years before the date of the election at which it is presented
An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
Enrollment Verification Letter
UWSP also has available, via your myPoint page, a Voter
ID Enrollment Verification Letter that you may print out to provide you with
proof of enrollment and/or to verify your address. This document is required if
you will be using the UWSP Voter ID as your identification on Election Day.
This document may also be used to verify your current, local address if you are
using some other form of ID that does not show your current address.
To access your UWSP Voter ID Enrollment Verification
Letter, log on to your UWSP account. First confirm that your mailing address
reflects your local/current address while attending UW-Stevens Point. If it
does not, go to your myPoint
homepage and under myProfile choose the Change Local Address option and
update your current local address. Then on your myPoint page, go to the
Academics tab and under Course Info you will find your Voter ID Enrollment
Verification letter option. Click on this link to generate and print your
Proof of Residence (local address)
Proof of residence is required if you are:
A first time registrant in Wisconsin and if you are registering by mail;
Registering in the clerk’s office less than 20 days before the election; or
Registering at the polls on Election Day.
Proof of residence documents must include the voter’s
current address. The following items are acceptable to prove Wisconsin
residency for voter registration purposes:
A current and valid Wisconsin driver license or identification card or any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit. NOTE: Your driver’s license must have your current, local address in order to qualify. If your driver’s license lists an address other than your current, local address, this item will not work as proof of residence.
The UWSP Voter ID Enrollment Letter, as long as it lists your current, local (mailing) address. (If necessary, before printing the document, be sure to update your mailing address on your myPoint page to reflect your local address).
Employer issued ID card with cardholder photo and your current address.
A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year which shows your current address.
A recent (within 90 days of voter registration) gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) with current address.
Bank statement with current address.
Paycheck with current address.
Residential lease. (Not valid if registering by mail.)
On Election Day
Make sure you know where your polling place is located. Polling Map
Remember to bring an acceptable photo ID to the polling place. You might want to bring along proof of local residence documents (such as the UWSP Voter ID Enrollment Letter) just in case you need to register at the polls. If you forget your ID, you are allowed to vote by provisional ballot. You may bring your photo ID to the polling place later that day. You may also present your photo ID to the municipal clerk by 4 p.m. on the third day after Election Day (Friday). If you don’t provide a photo ID by the deadline, your ballot will not count.
You will be asked to sign the poll list.
Be proud to exercise your right to vote.