With the Tuesday, Nov. 4 presidential election drawing near, we would like
to encourage UW-Madison students to register and vote. This e-mail provides accurate information about voting and voter registration to help you dispel misinformation that
students might have.
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. 4 or at their polling place on Election Day. Students who
have moved since they originally registered need to re-register.
If students plan to register in person at the clerk's office or at the
polls, 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
Also, despite persistent rumors, registering to vote has no impact on a
student's insurance, financial aid or student status. These rumors are
Lastly, faculty and staff members are also reminded to register and vote.
For a complete set of details on polling places, voter eligibility or voter
registration, visit <http://www.uc.wisc.edu/vote/>.
Patrick V. Farrell
Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Submitted by Ruth Robarts, Assistant Dean for Student & Academic Affairs on October 20, 2008
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