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Is your WI college ID acceptable for voting?

UW-System student voting guide

Campus Vote Project

All In Challenge 2016

NASPA on Civic Engagement

Voter Friendly Campus

Campus Compact

Citizen University

 

 

 

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
Phone
Notes on voter ID

Links to OVR, Absentee and Student info

Needed to complete the registration online*

Deadline for OVR or mail-in registration

Deadlines for mail-in ballot:  Request / Return

Statewide & federal contests.

California
800-345-8683
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Vote by mail
Student info

registertovote.ca.gov

CA driver license or state ID

Oct 22

Oct 30/ Nov 6. Re-register to vote by mail.

Senate & Governor

Florida

866-308-6739

Registration
Vote by Mail
Student info

dos.myflorida.com/elections

FL DL or state ID + issue date +  SSN4 Oct 9 Oct 31 / Nov 6 Senate Governor
Georgia

No voter ID needed for absentee voting

Registration
Absentee voting
 

www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP

GA Driver license or state ID Oct 9 Nov 2 / Nov 6 Governor

No Senate contest

Illinois
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Vote by mail

elections.il.gov
/InfoForVoters.aspx

IL driver license or state ID

Oct 10

Nov 1/ Nov 6. No statewide online absentee request

Governor


No Senate contest

Maryland
800-222-8683
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee

elections.maryland.gov

MD driver license or state ID

Oct 16 at 9 pm ET

Nov 2/ Postmarked by Nov 6. Can request online

Senate & Governor

Massachusetts 800-462-8683
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee        Student info

sec.state.ma.us/ele

MA driver license or state ID

Oct 17

Nov 5/ Nov 6.  Cannot request online.

Senate & Governor.
Primary is Sept. 4

Michigan
Non-strict Voter ID requirement

No online registration
Voting Info
**Absentee    Student info

michigan.gov/vote

No online registration

Oct 8 is mail-in deadline.

Nov 3/ Nov 6. Cannot request online.

Senate & Governor

Minnesota 877-600-8683
No voter ID requirement

Registration
***Vote by mail
Student info

MNvotes.org

SSN; or MN driver license or state ID

Oct 16

Nov 5/ Nov 6. Can request online.

Two US Senators & Governor

New Jersey
877-658-6837
No voter ID requirement

No online registration     Voting Info
Vote by mail
Student info 

elections.nj.gov

No online registration

Oct. 16 is mail-in deadline

Oct 30/ Nov 6.  Cannot request online.

Senate

New York
800-367-8683
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee         Student Info

www.elections.ny.gov

****NY driver license or state ID, and SSN.

Oct 12

Oct 8 to Oct 30/ Postmarked by Nov 5. Cannot request online.

Senate & Governor
(state legislature primary 9/13)

Ohio   
614-466-2585
Absentee ID requirement is easy to meet

Registration
Absentee

MyOhioVote.com

OH driver license or state ID, and SSN

Oct 9

Nov 3/ Nov 3. Cannot request online.

Senate & Governor

Pennsylvania
877-868-3772
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee
Student info

VotesPA.com

Either PA DL, Penn DOT ID, or see how to upload digital signature

Oct 9, 11:59 pm.

Oct 30/ Nov 2. Cannot request online.

Senate & Governor

Wisconsin
866-8683-947
Strict voter ID requirement for both absentee & in person.

Registration     Election Day Registration


Absentee
Student info
MyVote.wi.gov

****WI driver license or DOT-issued ID

Oct 17

Nov 1/ Nov 6. Can request online.

Senate &
Governor

*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 they participate.  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.

****Must update DMV info as part of online registration

Primary dates and links for all states, by the US Vote Foundation.

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”.

UW headcount data by geographic origin:  https://www.wisconsin.edu/education-reports-statistics/student-statistics/

Origin of UW-Madison students from U.S.:  WI 60%; MN 10%; IL 10%; CA 3%; NY 2.5%; NJ 1.3%; MI 1%; MA 1%; PA 1%; OH 0.6%.


"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 October 17, 2018