Voting is Simple!
Am I eligible?
If you are a U.S. citizen, will be 18 years of age on or before Election Day, have resided in Wisconsin for at least 28 consecutive days before Election Day, and are not currently serving a felony sentence, including probation/parole, you are eligible to vote in Wisconsin.
Registering to Vote
The first thing you want to do is figure out if you are already registered or not. An easy way to do that is to follow this link and use the site to see if you are currrently registered. As a college student, there are some special rules that give you the choice of voting either in your hometown or here in Stevens Point. Generally speaking, if you have lived in a place for 28 days prior to the election you should be able to vote. If you have not voted in Stevens Point before, you will need to register prior to voting.
There are a few different registration options:
1) You can register online
2) You can register by mail
2) You can register with the City Clerk
3) You can register on election day at your polling place
Regardless of how you register, you will need to provide proof of your current address. You will also need to provide a valid Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number if you have either of them.
You need to register to vote if any of the following are true for you:
- You have never registered to vote in Wisconsin
- Your address has changed since the last time you voted
- Your legal name has changed since the last time you voted
More information on voter regisitration can be found here.
These are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently, the November 6, 2018 election):
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended, and with or without a star in the right-hand corner.
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card, with or without a star in the right-hand corner
- Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
- A U.S. passport
- An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin (may be used even if expired before the most recent general election)
- A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance (may be used even if expired before the most recent general election)
- If the university or college ID is expired, the student ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment
These photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes, but must be unexpired:
- A veteran's photo identification card issued by the Veterans Health Administration of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs
- A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
- A driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
Proof of enrollment for a student voter ID can be printed here.
Your UWSP student ID DOES NOT count as a voter ID. If you need a UWSP Voter ID, you can get one for free at the Point Card office.
You can vote before Election Day using absentee voting, either by mail or in person. For more information, visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
To request an absentee ballot:
When you receive your ballot, fill it out and mail it back as soon as possible. The U.S. Postal Service recommends mailing it at least one week in advance of Election Day.
Where do I vote?
Find out where you vote.