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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

CA driver license or state ID

Oct 22

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

Senate & Governor

Illinois
217-782-4141
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Vote by mail

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

MD driver license or state ID

Oct 16

Nov 2/ Postmarked by Nov 6. Can request online

Senate & Governor

Massachusetts
617-727-7030
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee

 

MA driver license or state ID

Oct 17.  Closed Aug 16 to Sept 4.

Nov 5/ Nov 6.  Cannot request online.

Senate & Governor.
Primary is Sept. 4

Michigan
888-767-6424
Non-strict Voter ID requirement

No online registration
Voting Info
**Absentee

No online registration

Oct 8 is mail-in deadline.

Nov 3/ Nov 6. Cannot request online.

Senate & Governor

Minnesota MNvotes.org
877-600-8683
No voter ID requirement

Registration
***Vote by mail
Student info

SSN; or MN driver license or state ID

Oct 16.  Closed July 24 to Aug 14.

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

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

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

Oct 12.  Closed Aug 19 to Sept 13.

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

Senate & Governor
(state legislature primary 9/13)

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

Registration
Absentee

OH driver license or state ID, and SSN

Oct 9

Nov 3/ Nov 3. Cannot request online.

Senate & Governor

Pennsylvania VotesPA.com
877-868-3772
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee
Student info

Either PA DL or digital signature

Oct 9

Oct 30/ Nov 2. Cannot request online.

Senate & Governor

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

Registration

Election Day Registration


Absentee
Student info

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

Oct 17.  Closed July 25 to August 14

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 August 08, 2018