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Online registration in 40 states

Is your WI college ID acceptable for voting?

Campus Vote Project

All In Challenge 2018

NASPA on Civic Engagement

Voter Friendly Campus

Campus Compact

Citizen University

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Voting Information for 13 Select States

UW-Madison has significant numbers of students from these states

November 3, 2020: All states have a Presidential election.
Of the states below, these six have a 2020 US Senate contest: 
 IL   MA   MI   MN   NJ.  Georgia is electing two U.S. Senators due to a resignation.

Online registration: Most of these states have Online Voter Registration (OVR).  For states not listed below, go to https://www.rockthevote.org/online/

Absentee ballot return postage: CA, MN and WI provide the postage to return the ballot.  For most of the others, the voter provides the stamp.

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

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California
800-345-8683
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Vote by mail
Student info

sos.ca.gov/elections

CA driver license or state ID

October 19

Oct 27 / Nov 3

 

Florida

866-308-6739

Registration
Vote by Mail
Student info

dos.myflorida.com/elections

FL DL or state ID + issue date +  SSN4

Oct 6

Oct 24 / Nov 3

 

Georgia

No voter ID needed for absentee voting

Registration
Absentee voting Student info
 

mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP

GA Driver license or state ID

Oct 5

Oct 30 / Nov 3

 

Illinois
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Vote by mail

Student info

elections.il.gov

IL driver license or state ID

Oct 18

Oct 29/ Postmarked by Nov 3.

 

Maryland
800-222-8683
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee  Student info

elections.maryland.gov

MD driver license or state ID

Oct 6 at 11:59 pm ET

Oct 30/ Postmarked by Nov 3. Can request online

 

Massachusetts 800-462-8683
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee        Student info

sec.state.ma.us/ele

MA driver license or state ID

Oct 14

Nov  1 at noon/ Nov 3.  May be requested by email

 

Michigan
Non-strict Voter ID requirement

Registration
Voting Info
Absentee          Student info

michigan.gov/vote

MI driver license or state ID

Oct 19

Oct 30 / Nov 3.  can request online

 

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 13

Nov 2/ postmarked  by Nov 3 per court order. Can request online.

 

New Jersey
877-658-6837
No voter ID requirement

Registration     Voting Info
Vote by mail Student info 

elections.nj.gov

SSN; or NJ driver license or MVC ID

Oct 13 is online and mail-in deadline

Oct 27/ Nov 2.  Cannot request online.

 

New York
800-367-8683
No voter ID requirement

Registration
Absentee        Student Info

elections.ny.gov

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

Oct 9

Oct 3 to Oct 27/ Postmarked by Nov 2. Can request online.

 

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

Registration
Absentee     Student Info

VoteOhio.gov

OH driver license or state ID, and SSN

Oct 5

Oct 31/ Postmarked by Nov 2. Cannot request online.

 

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 19, 11:59 pm.

Oct 27/ Oct 30. Can request online.

 

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

October 14

Oct 29/ Nov 3. Can request online.

 

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

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

Student Voting Guides are at https://www.campusvoteproject.org/state-student-voting-guides

NCSL is the source of information on voter ID.

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.

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 September 20, 2020