Things to Know on Election Day

These sections of this page can be found by scrolling down:

General Requirements for Voting
Voter ID

University Student Voter Residency Requirements
How to Register
Where You Vote
Absentee Ballots

General Requirements for Voting

  • Be at least 18 years old. ...
  • Be a United State citizen.
  • Have lived in the area for 28 days before the election with no intent of moving.
  • Are NOT currently incarcerated, on parole, or on probation for a felony conviction.

Voter ID

Wisconsin now requires a photo ID for voting. See Bring It to the Ballot. Voting is a citizen's privilege and responsibility.

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.

How to Register

You must register before you can vote. You will need to supply some form of identification during registration.

See Voter Registration: WI gov site

Where You Vote

There are 11 polling places for residents of Stevens Point. See Polling Place Locations of Portage County.

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.

 

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Voter Service Committee*