Make your voting plan.

As a UW-Platteville student, you can vote using your UW-Platteville address or your home address; which address you choose to use for voting will impact where you vote/return your ballot and what is on your ballot. You can only vote once and only from one address. No matter what Wisconsin address you use, you can choose to vote Absentee, Early In-Person, or on Election Day. If voting outside of Wisconsin, please refer to that state for instructions.


You are eligible to vote in Wisconsin, if you:

  1. Are a United States citizen
  2. Have resided at the address you plan to vote at for least 28 consecutive days prior to the election date
  3. Be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day
  4. Are not currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction.

Absentee voting in Wisconsin 

You can vote completely by mail /advanced drop off in Wisconsin. If you choose this option, pay attention to our recommended deadlines and give yourself plenty of time to complete each step carefully.

1. Register to vote 2. Request your ballot 3. Submit your ballot

If you are voting in Wisconsin for the first time or have changed any part of your address since the last election, you will need to register to vote before you can request your absentee ballot.

 

Register to vote here

 

If your Wisconsin Driver’s License address matches your voting address, this is a quick online form.

If you do not have a Wisconsin Driver’s License that contains your voting address, you have two choices:

  1. You can follow the instructions provided to quickly update your Wisconsin Driver’s License address through the DMV online portal (this is free and will change your address on record but not the hard copy), or
  2. You can complete the registration form, print, sign, and mail it to your clerk with a copy of another approved proof of residence. Your proof of residence must include your name and voting address and can be your UW-Platteville Voter Registration Letter (available in Pass) or something from the Acceptable Proof of Residence list.

We recommend you complete this step by Oct. 11, if registering by mail, in order to assure your request can be processed in time for the next step. Online registration closes on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 20 days before the election.

Once you are registered to vote at your voting address, you may request your absentee ballot.

 

Request your absentee ballot

 

You will need to upload a photo of an acceptable photo ID. This can include a Wisconsin Driver’s License (it need not have your voting address), a US Passport, a UW-Platteville Voter Identification Card (different than a Student ID and available for free at the Campus Card Office), or something else from this list.

We recommend you complete this step by Oct. 21 in order to assure your request can be processed and ballot mailed in time for the next step.

Once you receive your ballot in the mail, be sure to follow the included instructions carefully. Any missed steps can result in your ballot not being counted. Have an adult witness present to verify your identity.

  • A witness must be a U.S. Citizen who is at least 18 years old.
  • A witness can be a friend, spouse, family member, neighbor, etc.
  • A witness cannot be a candidate on the ballot for this election.

Your completed ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day (Nov. 8, 2022). You can return it any of the following ways.

  • By mail. If mailing, we recommend you mail it before Nov. 1.
  • Drop it off at your municipal clerk’s office (look it up here using your voting address)
  • Drop it off at your polling place on Nov. 8 before 8 p.m.

If returning your ballot by mail, we recommend you mail it no later than Nov. 1, 2022 to help give the USPS as much time as possible to get it to your polling place before Nov. 8.


Have a “Plan B”

Track your ballot to check that it arrives at your clerk's office. Have a Plan B in case something goes wrong. If you are unable to meet the absentee ballot deadlines, you can still choose to register and vote in-person early or on Election Day in Wisconsin.

Vote early in-person in Wisconsin

You can register and vote early at your Wisconsin municipality, no earlier than October 25. Times, dates, and locations vary by municipality.

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1. Find your municipal clerk’s office 2. Bring Proof of Residency 3. Bring a Photo ID

Use your voting address to look up your Municipal Clerk’s Office here. Check their website or call to confirm their business hours and whether they require an appointment to vote. The City of Platteville clerk’s office (map) offers walk-in voting anytime 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday Oct. 25–Nov. 6.

If you are not registered at your current address, you need to re-register. Be sure you bring proof that you live at your voting address. Your proof of residence must include your name and voting address and can be your UW-Platteville Voter Registration Letter displayed on your phone or printed (available in Pass), a lease agreement, or something else from this list. Be sure you bring an approved Photo ID. This can include a Wisconsin Driver’s License (it need not have your voting address), a US Passport, a UW-Platteville Voter Identification Card (different than a Student ID and available for free at the Campus Card Office), or something else from this list. If using a UW-Platteville Voter Identification Card, be sure to pick it up several days before you plan to vote!

Have a “Plan B”

Have a Plan B in case something goes wrong. If you are unable to meet the “in-person absentee” voting deadlines, you can still choose to register and vote on Election Day in Wisconsin.

Vote on election day in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin you can choose to register and vote on Election Day. As a UW-Platteville student, you can vote using your UW-Platteville address.

1. Find your polling place 2. Bring Proof of Residency 3. Bring a Photo ID 4. Bring a friend, or five

Most but not all* campus housing residents will vote in Ullsvik Hall. Use your voting address to double check your Wisconsin polling location here. You must be in line by 8 p.m. that day for your vote to be counted.

*Cooper Living & Learning Center residents will vote in the Town of Elk Grove.

If you are not registered at your current address, you need to re-register. Be sure you bring proof that you live at your voting address. Your proof of residence must include your name and voting address and can be your UW-Platteville Voter Registration Letter displayed on your phone or printed (available in Pass), a lease agreement, or something else from this list. Be sure you bring an approved Photo ID. This can include a Wisconsin Driver’s License (it need not have your voter address), a US Passport, a UW-Platteville Voter Identification Card (different than a Student ID and available for free at the Campus Card Office, which closes at  4 p.m. on Nov. 8), or something else from this list. If using a UW-Platteville Voter Identification Card, be sure to pick it up several days before you plan to vote! Voting is a civic duty that is better when we all practice it together. Bring five friends with you when you go to vote, encourage them to have a voting plan so they know what to bring and where to go!

Voting outside of Wisconsin

Every state has their own voting rules; if you plan to vote outside of Wisconsin, please refer to that state for instructions.


 

More Election Information

Questions about voting in Wisconsin

Call the Wisconsin Elections Commission Helpdesk

1-866-VOTE-WIS
Monday through Friday
7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

elections@wi.gov