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Voting Information

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, both in local, state and national elections as well as in campus elections during the year (see Student Senate).

Before you can vote

Voters must register before voting at the polls in local, state and national elections. If you haven't done so in advance of election day, you may register at the polls when you go to vote (see "Where to vote" below to determine your voting location).

Students are reminded that they must do the following before they can vote in a general election:

  • Meet the 28-day residency requirement. A voter must live in the district or ward in Wisconsin where that voter wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before election day.
  • Present proof of residency. Students registering to vote at the polls must present proof of residency (proof that you live at an address within the district or ward where you wish to vote). UW-Eau Claire students may download a voter verification form from MyBlugold CampS that provides proof of residency. Instructions for downloading the online form are on the UW-Eau Claire Records and Registration website under the heading "Voter Verification."
  • Present an acceptable photo ID card at the polls. Your UW-Eau Claire student ID (Blugold card) is not an acceptable voter ID because it does not have a signature line or an expiration date. Acceptable photo IDs include a Wisconsin driver's license, Wisconsin state ID card, military ID card or passport. If you do not have one of these, you can get an acceptable voter ID from the Blugold Card office on the first floor of Davies Center.
Where to vote

During local, state and national elections, UW-Eau Claire's Davies Center is the voting site for Wards 20 and 24 of the city of Eau Claire:

  • Students living in the upper campus residence halls reside in Ward 20.
  • Students living in the lower campus residence halls reside in Ward 24.

Students living off campus can check the city of Eau Claire website to determine their wards and polling locations, or follow these links to maps of wards where most UW-Eau Claire students live:

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