Most students who are U.S. citizens, will be 18 years of age on or before Election Day, and have been a resident of Wisconsin for at least 10 days prior to registering are eligible to vote.
Students may register to vote in person with the Madison city clerk from now until Nov. 2 or at their official polling places on Election Day. Anyone who has moved since they originally registered will need to re-register. They may also request an absentee ballot.
If students plan to register in person at the clerk's office or at their polling place on Election Day, proof of residence is required to register and is important to bring to the polls. For students in University Housing, a UW-Madison ID is acceptable.
Registering to vote has no impact on a student’s insurance, financial aid or student status.
To locate an official polling place, log on to the city of Madison’s listing of polling locations and type in your address to find a designated polling place:
For complete information about registration, polling places and voting, call the Madison City Clerk at (608) 266-4601 or visit http://www.uc.wisc.edu/vote/.
Submitted by Ruth Robarts, Assistant Dean for Student & Academic Affairs on October 20, 2010
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