Calling all Badgers: cast your ballot and make your voice heard in the spring election!
Early voting for the April 6 election opens this week on March 23 through April 2. Students can vote early weekdays at the Memorial Union Theater from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This election cycle, Madison City Alder and MMSD School Board Member positions, Circuit Court Judges, the Dane County Executive and State Superintendent of Public Instruction are on the ballot. These positions will represent students in a variety of capacities, including on the Madison’s City Council, the Wisconsin Circuit Courts and the UW System Board of Regent.
- Know where to go. On Election Day, where you vote is based on where you live. You can find your polling place and verify registration at myvote.wi.gov. If you are out of state, visit vote.org to see your options.
- Bring the correct ID. In Wisconsin, valid forms of ID include a Wisconsin’s driver’s license, U.S. passport, or a free campus-issued voter ID card. If you need a voter ID card, you can download one at voterid.wisc.edu. You’ll also need to print and sign it. While it is best to do this before going to the polls, printers will be available at the on-campus polling locations or the Memorial Union near the theater.
- Get voting updates via text by sending BadgersVote to 56525.
Here are some important dates to save:
- Early voting and registration: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., March 23-26 and March 29 to April 2., at the Memorial Union Theater
- Associated Students of Madison Voterpalooza: Students can get help registering to vote at East Campus Mall or Library Mall on March 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- District 8 Alder Live Pod-Cast Your Vote: Meet the District 8 Alder candidates Julianna Bennett and Ayomi Obuseh, both UW students! Tune on on the Facebook Live event on Friday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. on @BadgersVote
- Impact of the Student Vote: State Superintendent Forum on Wednesday, March 31 from 5 to 6 p.m. @BadgersVote Facebook featuring candidates Jill Underly and Deborah Kerr.
Stay up to date by following @BadgersVote on social media. Make a plan to vote early and always remember, #BadgersVote.