Wisconsin Now Requires a Photo ID to Vote

A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university, college or technical college that contains date of issuance, and signature of student accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment together are acceptable for voting purposes.

Enrollment Verification: Your UW campus will be able to provide you a student voter enrollment verification with your local campus address. This enrollment verification qualifies as proof of residence, to allow you to register to vote in the district or ward that includes that address. According to the G.A.B., electronic documents are acceptable as proof of residence. You may use your enrollment verification as proof of residence to register to vote before any election as long as that document contains your current name and address.

Photo ID: You will be able to obtain a photo ID acceptable for voting from your UW campus, which may be different than your student ID card.

Obtaining Campus Documents

Enrollment Verification

UW Colleges students who wish to receive an enrollment verification document should bring their campus ID card or other photo ID card to the Student Affairs Office at their campus. The Student Affairs office will create an enrollment verification document, which it will give directly to the student, hold for later pick up, or mail to the student’s address contained on the document.

Voter ID 

UW Colleges students who wish to receive a voter ID should bring their campus ID card or other photo ID card to the Student Services Office at their campus. The Student Affairs office will create a voter ID for the student.

UW Colleges maintains a list of Campus Student Affairs Offices.

More student voting information is available here.

Find information on UW-Eau Claire's voting information page.

Voter Verification

UW-Eau Claire students can obtain a voter verification document by following instructions on the Registrar's website.

Voter ID

UW-Eau Claire student IDs do not meet the criteria to serve as an acceptable voter ID because they do not have a signature line or an expiration date. UW-Eau Claire students who do not have another acceptable photo ID card may obtain one from the Blugold Card office on the first floor of Davies Center.

Enrollment Verification

At UW-Green Bay, visit the Enrollment Verification and log-in to the Student Information System (SIS). Students will need to authenticate with login and password to access their SIS information. Go to the Student Center and choose Voter ID Verification from the drop-down. Information will update in real time. View step-by-step instructions.

Voter ID 

Student Voter ID cards will be available on request at the University Union Information Desk. University ID Services is open from 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. M-F, and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Find information on the UW-La Crosse voting site.

Enrollment Verification

UW-La Crosse students can update their current address in their WINGS Student Center and also print an enrollment form which includes their current local address. The form is located in the lower right corner of the Student Center in the Other Resources area. Look for the WI Voter Verification link. If using a mobile device to view the form, please remember to remove the pop-up blocker in your web browser settings.

Voter ID

Student Voter ID cards are available in the Student ID Card Office, 223 Cartwright.

UW-Madison students can visit the UW Madison Voter Information website for information on obtaining an enrollment verification document and/or student voter ID card.

Find information about voting as a UWM student.

Enrollment Verification

UW-Milwaukee’s enrollment verification document, which is a self-service document, is available through PAWS. Students can print this document as needed.

Voter ID 

Students will be able to get voter ID cards from PantherCard Services (Union, Room 143). Cards will be provided free of charge.

Enrollment Verification

UW-Oshkosh students can update their current address with a self-serve option on the front page after logging into TitanWeb, where they can also print their UW-Oshkosh voter enrollment verification. More information is available here.

Voter ID 

UW-Oshkosh student voter ID cards will be issued at Titan Central in Reeve Memorial Union. More information about a Voter ID card.

Enrollment Verification

UW-Parkside students, who wish to receive a Student Voter Enrollment and Local Address Verification Form, should go to the UW-Parkside Registrar’s Office, where this form will be printed upon request.

Voter ID

UW-Parkside students, who wish to receive a voter ID compliant student ID card, should go to the Campus Concierge in the Student Center, where an ID card will be provided to them upon request. Hours are Monday-Thursday 8AM-6PM and Friday 8AM-4:30PM.

Enrollment Verification

UW-Platteville students can print their enrollment verification form from their student center page in the PASS system. A Print Voter Enrollment link is located under the Personal Information section.

Voter ID 

Students can obtain a voter ID card from the Pioneer Passport office located in the Markee Pioneer Student Center. The voter ID card is available now and may be obtained during normal business hours (7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. on weekdays). If a voter ID card is lost, there will be a minimal charge for a replacement card.

To obtain voter ID, enrollment verfication, and other voting information, please visit Voter ID Frequently Asked Questions.

Enrollment Verification

Current UWSP students may obtain a Voter Enrollment Verification Letter by logging on to their UWSP account. For complete information and instructions, please visit UWSP Student Affairs.

Voter ID

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students will be able to receive a voter ID compliant student ID card in the PointCard Office, located in the Dreyfus University Center.

Enrollment Verification

UW-Stout students can visit the UW-Stout Voter Information website for information on obtaining an enrollment verification document and/or student voter ID card.

Voter ID

UW-Stout student IDs meet the criteria to serve as an acceptable voter ID. UW-Stout students can obtain a voter ID-compliant student ID card from the Campus Card Office during regular business hours prior to an election, 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday. The Campus Card Office is located at 110 Merle Price Commons.

Enrollment Verification

UW-Superior students may access their E-Hive accounts to update local mailing address information and to print a copy of their Statement of Account (bill) for the current session/term at any time. This document will serve as enrollment verification for voting purposes.

Voter ID 

UW-Superior student/voter ID cards may be obtained at the Yellowjacket Union Desk any time the building is open. To obtain a new student/voter ID, the student must provide proof of current enrollment along with a picture ID, such as a driver’s license, State ID or passport. To obtain a replacement student/voter ID, the student must provide proof of current enrollment and turn in an old UW-Superior student ID card.

Find additional information on the Warhawks Vote site.

Enrollment Verification

To print your Enrollment Verification Form, follow these steps.

  1. Log into WINS
  2. Click on Self Service
  3. Click on Student Center
  4. Under the Academics section, click on My Academics
  5. Click on UW-W Voter ID Enrollment Verification
  6. Click on Voter ID Enrollment Verification
  7. Verify that all information is correct
  8. If correct, print. If information needs to be updated to your current residence, update it and then print

Voter ID

UW-Whitewater students can request a WI Voter ID card at the HawkCard Office. The HawkCard Office is located on the second floor of the University Center. HawkCard Office staff will request to see a government issued photo ID document/card (ex. State Driver’s License or State ID card or US Passport).

Elections

Polling hours 7am-8pm

You may have a local election in your area before the next state wide election. To find out when your next election is, follow the link to select your Voter Category and then search for your name or address. To find out when your next election is, follow the link to select your Voter Category and then search for your name or address.

My Vote

Voter Information Center

Information provided by the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Information

Disclaimer

This information is meant to give UW students the basic information they need to vote in Wisconsin; however, it is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to all voting rules. On July 1, 2016, the new Wisconsin Elections Commission began operations. As information is available, it will be updated on this website to provide accurate information.

For more comprehensive information about voting in Wisconsin, visit the My Vote Wisconsin page, or click on the links throughout this guide to specific guidance on the Wisconsin Election Commission’s website.

If you are a qualified military or overseas voter, please note that different rules may apply to you than as described in this guide. Visit My Vote Wisconsin for more information.