Voter Registration

Important Registration Dates

Date
Event
January 31, 2018 Deadline for residents to register to vote by mail or online in the Spring Primary.  After this date, residents must register in person in the City Clerk's Office or at the polling location on Election Day.
February 10, 2018 Last day for voters to begin to acquire residence for the Spring Primary.  Voters moving after this date may vote from their prior address.
February 16, 2018 5:00 p.m. Deadline for residents to register to vote in the City Clerk's office.

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.

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 many register to vote online at MyVote Wisconsin.

If your current address is not updated with the DOT you can update your address on the DOT website before registering 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

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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.

Student FAQ

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.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk's Office at 608-837-2511 or email us.  

You can also visit the Wisconsin Election Commission website for more information.