Voting & Civic Engagement
General Election: November 8, 2022
Make sure you’re prepared to vote in the next election! Learn more about the candidates from non-partisan sources, see where they fall in the polls, and follow news coverage for up-to-date election information.
Registering to Vote in Wisconsin
Register to vote online at myvote.wi.gov!
Wisconsin residents can also find their polling location, request an absentee ballot, and more through this site by entering their name and birthdate.
The deadline to register online or by mail is Wednesday, Oct. 19. You may also bring a completed registration form to your polling place on Election Day if you haven’t registered beforehand.
Voting in Wisconsin
All voters in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for any reason. Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot. Voters may request their absentee ballot in writing. Voters must provide a photo ID with their absentee ballot request.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Wisconsin General Election is 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. Completed absentee ballots can be mailed to the City Clerk’s Office in the pre-addressed envelope enclosed with your ballot, can be dropped off at a ballot dropbox, or you can return your ballot in person to the City Clerk’s Office at the Municipal Building (625 52nd St.) by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Note: Only you may turn in your ballot to the City Clerk’s Office — no one may submit it for you.
Proof of Residence in Wisconsin
Are you a residential student who wants to vote in Kenosha for the 2022 elections? You can register as a Wisconsin voter using Carthage as your current address. Your Carthage ID, combined with a recent fee statement, will serve as proof of residence for registering to vote.
Follow these steps to register to vote in Wisconsin:
- Go to myvote.wi.gov, click on “register to vote,” and follow the steps.
- If you don’t have a Wisconsin driver’s license, you will have to provide the last 4 digits of your social security number.
- Complete the voter registration form, print it or save it to your device, and either mail it or deliver it in person to the Municipal Clerk’s Office, along with a proof of residence document — you should plan to bring your Carthage ID and either a certified housing list or a fee receipt dated within the last nine months.
- You may also photocopy these documents and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All documentation is due to the Municipal Clerk’s Office by the Friday before the next election day.
When registering, you must provide proof of residence. The Government Accountability Board recognizes a student’s proof of enrollment as proof of residence for registration along with a current student ID. Students can access the proof of enrollment form from the My.Carthage portal to register to vote in Wisconsin.
Follow these steps to access your proof of enrollment:
- Log into your My.Carthage portal
- Click on the “Finances” Tab
- On the left menu, select “My Account Information”
- Select “Course and Fee Statement”
- From the drop-down menu, select the current semester (this should default)
- Select “Generate My Course and Fee Statement”
- Click on the PDF to view and print your fee statement
- Bring your fee statement to the polling station with your Voter ID
Live on campus?
- Request an absentee ballot from your home state if you’re registered to vote there.
If you’re registered to vote in Wisconsin with your campus address, you will vote at the Kenosha Civil War Museum.
Kenosha Civil War Museum
5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140
Polling Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022
- Kenosha Civil War Museum
Live off campus or commute to Carthage?
If you’re from another state but want to register to vote in Wisconsin, you can obtain a valid voter ID card from the Office of Student Life in the Todd Wehr Center. Students can request a voter ID during normal office hours, which are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
*Note: Your student ID card will not suffice as valid photo identification for voting.
OTHER FORMS OF ID THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED ARE…
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
- A Wisconsin DOT-issues ID card or driver license receipt
- A Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services (including retired and dependent uniformed service IDs)
- A U.S. passport book or card
Carthage’s Office of Student Life will host Voter ID Printing events for students throughout the year to make sure students have a valid voter ID in time for the election. Scroll down to see upcoming Voter ID Printing events or read The Bridge for more details.
On-Campus Voter ID Printing Events
All special printing events will take place at the tables across from the Office of Student Life, in the Todd Wehr Center.
- Thursday, Oct. 13: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 18: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 26: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Early in-person voting is held in Room 104 of the Municipal Building: 625 52nd Street, Kenosha, Wis.
Early voting hours
Tuesday, Oct. 25, Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 31, Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Thursday, Oct. 3
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 2
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Remember: If you haven’t registered to vote beforehand, you may register and vote during early voting. Don’t forget your valid photo ID!
If you choose to cast your ballot in your home state, visit vote.gov to learn how to register to vote in that state.
Every state except North Dakota requires citizens to register if they want to vote. States that require registration also have deadlines for when you need to register. Visit the U.S. Vote Foundation’s website to find out deadline dates for all states, or check your state or territory’s election office for more details.