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Graduate into adulthood: Vote

As high school commencements and graduating parties pass, it is time for the next challenge: Life. Are these young adults ready to be adults? One question for each and every new graduate (adult) is, "have you registered to vote?" Another is, "are your friends registered to vote?"

For accurate election and voting registration information, visit your local town or city clerk, or check out the website or They have more information than needs to be printed here.

I found some voter registration information provided by the Wisconsin Elections Commission and information on the photo ID law at

To register to vote or check your registration status, is the place to go online

Got questions, contact the Wisconsin Elections Commission at (866) 868-3947 (Vote-Wis) or at

When can you register to vote? When you will be 18 by Election Day. And by mail, up to 20 days before the election. Registration forms should be mailed to your municipal clerk. You can start your voter registration form online at Your form must be printed, signed and mailed or delivered, to your municipal clerk. You must always provide a proof of residence document when registering. If you are registering by mail, you can use any of the forms of proof of residence except a residential lease.

And just remember, all voters must submit proof of residence with your voter registration. And you now need a photo identification when voting in the next election — Aug. 14 and again Nov. 6.

Hope to see all the adults at the polls.