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McIntyre Library staff members certified to register voters

September 25, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — Librarians and staff members at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library are now certified to register voters. Eleven McIntyre Library employees have been trained and certified as special registration deputies.

UW-Eau Claire students, faculty, staff and the general public who need to register or change their voting address can visit McIntyre Library's circulation or reference desks on the first floor. A special registration deputy can help fill out appropriate forms to register voters in the city of Eau Claire, the town of Washington and the town of Union.

"The trained special registration deputies at McIntyre Library are also available to help students, faculty, staff and community members research the upcoming election, candidates and the issues that matter to them," said Robin Miller, research and instruction librarian at McIntyre Library. "So you can register to vote at the library, we can help you find your polling place and we can help you find the information that you'll use to make up your mind."

Voter registration is available at McIntyre Library through Oct. 17 during the following hours: 8:30 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 12:30 p.m.-midnight Sunday.

After Oct. 17 Wisconsin state law requires voters to register at their local City Clerk's office.

"We hope that anyone who needs to register to vote will seize the opportunity to register and make their voice heard in the November election," Miller said.

For more information about laws relating to voter registration and identification, visit the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website or call the Eau Claire City Clerk's office at 715-839-4912.

For more information about voter registration at McIntyre Library, contact Robin Miller at millerob@uwec.edu or 715-836-3132.

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