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Five Things to Know on Election Day

Voter Information

General Requirements for Voting

To be eligible to vote in Wisconsin you must be:

1.) A U.S. citizen.

2.) 18 years or older on the day of the Election.

3.) A resident of your current address in Wisconsin at least 28 days before the election.

4.) Registered to vote or are registering on Election Day.

You are NOT ELIGIBLE to vote in Wisconsin if you:

1.) Have already voted in the election.

2.) Are still required to report to a probation or parole officer because of a felony conviction.

3.) Have been ruled incapable of voting by a judge.

4.) Have made or become interested, directly or indirectly, in any bet or wager depending upon the result of the election.

Voter ID

Wisconsin now requires a photo ID for voting.

See Bring It to the Ballot

University Student Voter Residency Requirements

College students often live at different addresses throughout the year (school address, summer address, etc.). However, students have the same rights to vote as any other resident if they are otherwise qualified to vote. State law specifically provides that student status shall not be a consideration in determining residence for the purpose of establishing voter eligibility.

College students have choices for where they vote, but establishing the required 28 days of consecutive residency may be a tricky for them. State law acknowledges that college students may move frequently, and provides special exceptions for them. In general:

Students have the right to vote in Wisconsin if they have resided in a ward for at least 28 days, are U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old on or before Election Day, and are not otherwise disqualified.
Student status shall not be a consideration in determining residence for the purpose of establishing voter eligibility.

For more information on student voters, please consult the Student Residency Guide.

Voter Registration

You must register before you can vote.

You will need to supply some form of identification during registration.

See Voter Registration: WI Gov. Site

Voting is a citizen's privilege and responsibility.

Where you vote

There are 11 polling places for residents of Stevens Point.

Voting locations for UWSP Residence Halls:

Hyer, Pray Sims, May Roach, and Smith Hall Residents are in the 2nd District, and vote at the Recreation Center, at 2442 Sims Ave.
Baldwin, Hansen, Neale, South, and Steiner Hall Residents are in the 3rd District and vote at the Dreyfus University Center, 1015 Reserve St.
Burroughs, Knutzen, Thomson, and Watson Hall Residents are in the 11th District and vote at Pacelli High School, 1301 Maria Drive.

Town and village residents vote in their respective towns or villages. Contact your county, city, town or village clerk to get the location of your polling place.

Polling places are open on election days from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots are available at your city, town or village clerk's office.

See Absentee Voting: WI Gov. Site

Things to Know on Election Day