Election day is TWO weeks away. Are you ready? Visit vote.wisc.edu to prepare!
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Offices on the ballot for November 6th include governor lieutenant governor, treasurer, attorney general, secretary of state, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, odd numbered Wisconsin state senate seats, all Wisconsin assembly seats, and some local offices. Visit wisconsinvote.org/candidates-and-races to find more information on the candidates and issues.
Here are steps to take to ensure you are good to go on November 6th…
Register. Obtain ID. Find your voting Location.
How to register?
Options for registering include online registration (for those eligible); by mail; in person; or at your polling place on Election Day.
Register online: You may be eligible to complete your voter registration online at myvote.wi.gov. Online registration closes 20 days before each election.
Register in person (in Madison):
You can register at the City Clerk’s Office until the close of business on the Friday before an election. Everyone needs to provide acceptable proof of current residence to register this close to the election. (See acceptable forms of proof listed below.) Documents used as proof of address may be presented in paper or electronic format.
Register on Election Day at your polling station: You will need the same items needed to register at the clerk’s office as described above. Being pre-registered helps you vote faster on Election Day, but registering at the polls is permissible.
Which ID’s are accepted?
Acceptable forms of identification include a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, Wisconsin state ID, U.S. passport, U.S. Uniformed Services card, Veterans Affairs ID, tribal ID or Certificate of Naturalization.
The address on your ID does not matter; the purpose of presenting your ID at the polls is to prove your identity.
Students without one of the forms of ID listed above can obtain a UW–Madison voter-compliant ID card free of charge, and present that at the polls together with a Voter Enrollment Verification letter (printed or on a mobile device). Both documents must be presented at the polls.
Where to vote?
Polling places for off campus residents– visit www.myvote.wi.gov/en-us/FindMyPollingPlace
Polling places for on campus residents– visit www.vote.wisc.edu
Visit www.vote.wisc.edu for complete student voter information.This article was posted in Campus & Community Involvement.