Voting is a social responsibility embodied in the mission of UW-Eau Claire. There are several opportunities to exercise your right to vote on campus.
A student must register to vote before he or she can vote at the polls. Registration may be done in advance or at the polls on election day.
During local, state and national elections, UW-Eau Claire is the voting site for Wards 20 and 24 of the city of Eau Claire:
Students living off campus can check the city of Eau Claire Web site to determine their wards and polling locations, or follow these links to maps of wards in which the majority of UW-Eau Claire students reside:
In addition, students are encouraged to cast their votes in campus elections during the year (see Student Senate).
**UPDATE** On Oct. 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court blocked Wisconsin's voter ID law from going into effect for the Nov. 4 general election. This means that Wisconsin voters, including UW-Eau Claire students, do NOT need to present photo identification to vote in the Nov. 4 election. Continue to check this page for further updates.
In addition to knowing their correct polling place and registering to vote (see information at left), students must do the following before they can vote in a general election:
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