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Voting Information for 10 Select States

UW-Madison has significant numbers of students from these states

Eight of these states have Online Voter Registration - OVR.  All states have elections on November 6, 2018.

State

Links to OVR, Absentee and Student info

Needed to complete the registration online*

Deadline for OVR or mail-in registration

Deadline to request absentee (mail-in) ballot

Date for primary for 2018 statewide & federal contests

California

No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee
Student info

CA Driver License or state ID

15 days before an election

7 days before an election

Senate & Governor
June 5

Illinois

No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee

IL driver license or state ID

27 days before an election

5 days before an election

Governor March 20.
No Senate contest

Maryland

No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee

MD driver license or state ID

21 days before an election

Friday before an election

Senate & Governor
June 26

Massachusetts

No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee

 

MA driver license or state ID

20 days before an election

Day before an election

Senate & Governor
Sept. 4

Michigan

Non-strict Voter ID requirement

No online registration
Voting Info
**Absentee

n/a

29 days before an election

Saturday before an election

Senate & Governor
Aug 7

Minnesota mnvotes.org

No voter ID requirement

Registration
***Absentee
Student info

SSN; or MN driver license or state ID

21 days before an election

Day before an election

Senate & Governor
Aug 14

New Jersey

No voter ID requirement

No online registration     Voting Info
Absentee
Student

n/a

21 days before an election

7 days before an election

Senate &
June 5

New York

No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee

NY driver license or state ID, and SSN

25 days before an election

7 days before an election

Senate & Governor
Sept 11

Ohio

Absentee ID requirement is easy to meet

Registration
Absentee

OH driver license or state ID, and SSN

30 days before the election

3 days before an election

Senate & Governor
May 8

Pennsylvania

No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee
Student

Either PA DL or digital signature

30 days before an election

7 days before an election

Senate & Governor
May 15

Wisconsin myvote.wi.gov

Strict voter ID requirement for both absentee & in person.

Registration

Election Day Registration


Absentee
Student

WI driver license or DOT-issued ID

20 days before an election

 Thursday before an election

Senate &
Governor
Primary Aug 14
Local: April 3

*If you do not have these documents, the website will assist you in printing and mailing an application.

** In Michigan, a person who registers to vote by mail must vote in person in the first election in which he or she participates.  There does not appear to be an ID requirement for absentee.

***In Minnesota, an absentee ballot must be witnessed by a registered MN voter, or notary.

NCSL is the source of information on voter ID.

States may have additional election dates for local offices.

You must be 18 and a U.S. citizen to register and vote.

Vote from your campus address.  Once a student has established residency at a campus address, the student may vote using the student’s campus address until the student establishes a new voting residence.  Vote at your local campus-area polling place.  You will need to register each time you move.

Alternatively, vote from your home address. A student may register to vote from a home address (in Wisconsin or another state) if the student has not yet registered to vote from a campus address.  This may be a good option for those eligible for online registration and who also plan to vote via absentee ballot.

Links to the online voter registration systems of 38 states (scroll down):  http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/electronic-or-online-voter-registration.aspx

For states not in the table, Google “state name secretary of state”, or “state name board of elections”.


"One of our missions as an American educational institution is to prepare and encourage everyone who passes through the university to be an active, engaged citizen. Voting is one important aspect of this. It is essential to our democratic form of government and a responsibility that comes with citizenship."  -From UW-Madison'sChancellor Rebecca Blank's blog, January 29, 2016

Web page by Paul Malischke       malischke@yahoo.com       Last updated February 24, 2018