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Election Information

Next Elections

  • Spring 2022 Election – April 5, 2022


Registering and Voting in Wisconsin

Registering to Vote in Wisconsin

Carthage has been named a Voter Friendly Campus for the 2021-22 academic year.

Register to vote online at! Wisconsin residents can also find their polling location, request an absentee ballot, and more through this site by entering their name and birthdate. 

Registration deadlines for the spring 2022 election will be available closer to April 2022. Check back soon! 

Voting in Wisconsin

Absentee Voting Deadlines for Spring 2022 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 their absentee ballot request. 

Deadlines for the spring 2022 election will be available closer to April 2022. Check back 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

Where do I go to vote?

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 Civil War Museum in Kenosha for the Spring Election on April 5, 2022.
    • Civil War Museum
      5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140
      Polling Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Live off campus or commute to Carthage? 


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.


  • 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. 


Voting in Other States

If you choose to cast your ballot in your home state, visit 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

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