UW-Madison Voting Guide

Election Day is November 6.

If you are a student living in Wisconsin, you have the right to vote here.

Even if you have not registered to vote yet, you can register to vote when you vote early on campus or at your polling place on Election Day.


How to vote early:

In Wisconsin, you do not have to wait until Election Day to vote. In-person absentee voting is available on campus beginning October 22. You can vote and register to vote at any early voting site. Remember to bring a voter-compliant ID and proof of residence.

Find my polling place to vote early.

There are three in-person early voting locations on UW-Madison’s campus:

UW-Madison Union South

Voting hours: 12 to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, October 22 – November 2

UW-Madison Memorial Union

Voting hours: 12 to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, October 22 – November 2

UW-Madison Student Activity Center

Voting hours: 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, October 22 – November 2



Check your voter registration:

Confirm whether you’re registered to vote here.

If you are not registered to vote at your current residence, you can register to vote at your polling place on Election Day

I am registered to vote at my current address.

Confirm your polling place here. Make sure to bring a voter ID, like a Wisconsin driver’s license, passport, or university-issued voter-compliant ID card, with you on Election Day.

If you are voting with the voter-compliant ID card that you got from Union South, you need to bring a copy of your enrollment verification letter, which can be printed out or shown electronically on your phone, to verify your enrollment.

I am not registered to vote at my current address.

Don’t worry! In Wisconsin, you can register to vote at your polling location on Election Day.

If you are registering at the polls, you need to bring these two things:

  1. A voter ID. If you do not have a Wisconsin driver’s license, you can go to the Wiscard desk at Union South to get a free voter-compliant ID card.
  2. Proof of residence. For students, this can be an enrollment verification letter. You can either print it out or take a screenshot of it to show on your phone at the polls on Election Day.


You can locate your Election Day polling place by searching your current address here.


More information:

How to get a voter ID

A voter ID, like a Wisconsin driver’s license or voter-compliant university ID, is required to cast a ballot in Wisconsin.

Your Wiscard does not count as a voter-compliant ID.

If you do not have a Wisconsin driver’s license or DMV-issued Wisconsin ID, bring a valid Wiscard to the Wiscard Desk at Union South to receive your student voter-compliant ID for free.

 


In Wisconsin, you do not have to wait until Election Day to vote. In-person absentee voting is available on campus beginning October 22. You can vote and register to vote at any early voting site. Remember to bring a voter-compliant ID and proof of residence.

There are three in-person early voting locations on UW-Madison’s campus:

UW-Madison Union South

Voting hours: 12 to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, October 22 – November 2

UW-Madison Memorial Union

Voting hours: 12 to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, October 22 – November 2

UW-Madison Student Activity Center

Voting hours: 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, October 22 – November 2

 

Find your polling place for Election Day

For students living in campus dorms:

If you live in: Adams, Barnard, Chadbourne, Waters, Slichter or Tripp, your polling place is Memorial Union.

If you live in: Bradley, Cole, Dejope, Humphrey, Jorns, Kronshage, Leopold, Phillips or Sullivan, your polling place is: Frank Holt Center.

If you live in: Sellery or Witte, your polling place is: Gordon Dining & Events Center.

If you live in: Ogg or Smith, your polling place is: Smith Hall.

If you live in: Zoe Bayliss Co-op, Merit or Davis, your polling place is: Porchlight.

If you live in: Eagle Heights or University Houses, your polling place is: Eagle Heights Community Center.

If you live in: Harvey Street Apartments, your polling place is: Hoyt School.

For students living off-campus, check your polling location here.

If you ever have questions about the voting process, consult the UW-Madison student voting guide.

P.S. If you are not a student at UW-Madison but are a Wisconsin resident, you can still check your registration status, find your polling place, and register to vote here.

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