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Election Information

Election Dates for Carthage’s District


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Learn about the 2020 Presidential and Wisconsin candidates

  • Wisconsin State Partisan Primary – Aug. 11, 2020

  • Presidential Election – Nov. 3, 2020

Voter Registration


Voting 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. 

deadlines for Aug. 11 Primary Election

  • July 22 — Deadline to register by mail
    If registering by mail, voter registration form, along with proof of residence must be postmarked to your municipal clerk no later than July 22, 2020.
    Find your Municipal Clerk’s contact information

  • July 22 — Deadline to register online
    Voters who are able to match their name, date of birth, Wisconsin Driver License or State ID number, and address with the Wisconsin DMV can register to vote online through July 22, 2020. 
    Visit myvote.wi.gov to register online

  • August 7 — Deadline to register at your municipal clerk’s office
    Voters may register in-person in their municipal clerk’s office during the clerk’s business hours until 5 p.m. on Aug. 7. Registered voters can find themselves in the system and get the address of their municipal clerk. Non-registered users can use the “Address Search” feature, enter a street address, and find the clerk for that municipality.
    Find your Municipal Clerk’s contact information

  • August 11 — Register to vote at your polling place
    Voters can register to vote at their polling place on Presidential Primary Election Day, April 7, 2020. 
    Find your polling place

Absentee Voting Deadlines for Aug. 11 Primary Election

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 your absentee ballot request. 
Request an absentee ballot

  • August 6 — Deadline to request an absentee ballot for regular or permanent overseas voters
    If you are a regular or a permanent overseas voter, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 6

  • August 7 — Deadline to request an absentee ballot for those indefinitely confined 
    If a voter is indefinitely confined, meaning they have a difficult time getting to the polls due to age, illness, infirmity, or disability, the absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 7.

  • August 11 — Deadline to request an absentee ballot for hospital voters/military
    Voters who are in a hospital may request a ballot be brought to them by an appointed agent if they are hospitalized in the seven days preceding the election. Hospitalized electors may request an absentee ballot beginning Aug. 4, and must request a ballot by 5 p.m. on Aug. 11. 
    If you are a voter in the military, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 11.

Absentee ballots must be returned by mail or delivery to your municipal clerk, your polling place, or a local dropbox established by your clerk by 8 p.m on Aug. 11, 2020.

 

Voting deadlines for November 3 PResidential election

Voting deadlines for the November 3 Presidential Election will be available soon. 

Proof of Residence in Wisconsin

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


Voting in Other States

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 by. 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

Voter IDs


Click to enlarge.Click to enlarge.If you’re from another state but want to register to vote in Wisconsin, you can obtain a valid voter ID card from the Division of Student Affairs 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 Division of Student Affairs 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. See upcoming voter ID printing events or read The Bridge for more details. 

Where do I go to vote?


Live on campus?

Local and Presidential Primaries

Presidential Election on Nov. 3

  • 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 on campus for the Presidential Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
    Please note: The Presidential Election will take place over Carthage’s Fall Break. If you’re a student who is planning on voting on campus, make sure you either request an absentee ballot or plan to be on campus by Tuesday, Nov. 3.  


Live off campus or commute to Carthage? 


Upcoming Election Events


October 13th, 2020

  • Vote button 12:00pm - 2:00pm: Voter ID Printing

    The Division of Student Affairs will print voter ID cards from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 near the front doors of Lentz Hall.

October 14th, 2020

  • Vote button 11:30am - 1:30pm: Voter ID Printing
    The Division of Student Affairs will print voter ID cards from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 near the front doors of Lentz Hall. 

October 20th, 2020

  • Vote button 12:00pm - 2:00pm: Voter ID Printing
    The Division of Student Affairs will print voter ID cards from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 near the front doors of Lentz Hall.