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You are eligible to vote in the state of Wisconsin if you meet ALL of the following critieria:
  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Will be 18 years of age on or before the Election date
  • Have been a resident of Wisconsin for at least 28 consecutive days before election day
Starting in 2014, voters will be required to show an acceptable from of photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • WI Driver License or State ID Card
  • US Passport
  • Armed Forces ID Card
  • Indian Tribal ID Card
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • WI Driver License or State ID Card Receipts
  • Carroll University Voter ID Card*
A Carroll University Voter ID Card must also be accompanied by a separate document (Carroll University Enrollment Verification Letter) that proves enrollment to be valid for voting purposes.
 
 
Click here to find out more about the new voter ID law.
 
To find out more information on obtaining a FREE Wisconsin ID Card for voting purposes, please watch the following video.
At the polls Carroll University students will need to be prepared with the following:
 
If using a state of Wisconsin-issued driver's liscense or ID, US passport, or US military ID, you will just need to bring your acceptable form of ID. If you are a commuter student you will also need to bring proof of residence. Click here for more information on proof of residency.
 
 
If you are using your Carroll University Voter ID you will need to provide the following:

Resident Students

Residential students are students that are currently enrolled students living in campus housing. Carroll University will provide a certified housing list to the Waukesha municipal clerk. The clerk or election officials can use the list to verify a student's proof of enrollment.

 

Wisconsin Resident

  • If you have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID card and have already registered to vote with your current residential address, you are all set.
  • If you  do not have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID card, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide free ID cards for the purpose of voting if you will be at least 18 years of age on the date of the next election. (The regular fee is $28.) Please keep in mind that you will need to provide a birth certificate and other documents to receive a DOT-issued ID. Therefore, plan to start this process well in advance of Election Day. For information about getting a state identification card, please visit the DOT’s website:http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/apply/idcard.htm. You may obtain a Carroll University Voter ID card at the PiONEer Card located at the Campus Center Information Desk.  Please bring your current PiONEer Card when obtaining your Carroll University Voter ID card. Visit the  PiONEer Card Office for more information.

Non Wisconsin Resident Students

  • You will need to obtain a Carroll University Voter ID card at the PiONEer Card located at the Campus Center Information Desk.  Please bring your current PiONEer Card when obtaining your Carroll University Voter ID card. Visit the PiONEer Card Office for more information.

 

Commuter Students

Commuter students are currently enrolled students who do not reside in Carroll University campus housing. 

Wisconsin Residents

  • If you have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID card and have already registered to vote with your current residential address, you are all set.
  • If you  do not have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or state ID card, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide free ID cards for the purpose of voting if you will be at least 18 years of age on the date of the next election. (The regular fee is $28.) Please keep in mind that you will need to provide a birth certificate and other documents to receive a DOT-issued ID. Therefore, plan to start this process well in advance of Election Day. For information about getting a state identification card, please visit the DOT’s website:http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/apply/idcard.htm. You may obtain a Carroll University Voter ID card at the PiONEer Card located at the Campus Center Information Desk.  Please bring your current PiONEer Card when obtaining your Carroll University Voter ID card. Visit the PiONEer Card Office for more information.
  • If you will be using a Carroll University Voter ID to vote, you will need to secure a Proof of Enrollment Document from the Registrar's Office. This document needs to be requested Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:30pm in Voorhees Hall by Friday, October 31st.

Non Wisconsin Resident

  • You will need to obtain a Carroll University Voter ID card at the PiONEer Card located at the Campus Center Information Desk.  Please bring your current PiONEer Card when obtaining your Carroll University Voter ID card. Visit the PiONEer Card Office for more information.
  • During the month of October, you will receive a Verification of Enrollment letter from the Registrar's Office. You must present this document to your polling location on election day to qualify to vote. If you have a local address on file with the Registrar's Office, the document will be mailed to that address. Otherwise, your Verification of Enrollment letter will be mailed to your permanent address on file. 
  • If you do not receive a Verification of Enrollment letter, you may request one from the Registrar's Office. This document needs to be requested Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:30pm in Voorhees Hall by Friday, October 31st.

 

Upcoming Election Dates:

  1. 2016 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote: April 5, 2016
  2. 2016 Partisan Primary: August 9, 2016
  3. 2016 Fall General Election: November 8, 2016

How to Vote:

To vote in Wisconsin, you need to do two things: 

  1. Register to vote
  2. Cast your ballot on Election Day (Nov. 8).

This website will answer some common questions about how to vote in Waukesha, but for more detailed information you can always visit the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website.

 

Am I eligible to vote?

You need to be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and you cannot have lost your right to vote for some reason (like currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction).

 

Am I able to vote in Waukesha? I just moved here...

In Wisconsin, you need to live in a place for 28 days to be considered a resident. This means that if you moved into the residence halls on September 04, 2016, you are eligible to vote in Waukesha starting October 02, 2016. In some cases, your primary residence might not be in Waukesha, WI (for example, if you commute to school from another county). In this case, you need to register and cast your ballot in your home district.

If you are confused about how to vote in your home district, please visit the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website.

 

How do I get a free Wisconsin State ID card?

The G.A.B. advises anyone who does not have a state ID card to take advantage of the opportunity to get one for free. The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a process to allow people to obtain a free State ID card for voting purposes, even if the person does not have a birth certificate.

The process can take time, especially for people born outside of Wisconsin, so it makes sense to get started early and have yours ready for the next election.

Please click here to find a convenient DMV location to obtain your free State ID card.

Residence Hall Voting Center  Voting Center Address
Carroll St. Apartments E&R UCC Church  413 Wisconsin Ave.
College Ave. Apartments St. Mary's Church  225 S. Hartwell Ave.
Frontier Hall E&R UCC Church  413 Wisconsin Ave.
Hartwell Apartments St. Mary's Church  225 S. Hartwell Ave.
Kilgour Hall St. Mary's Church  225 S. Hartwell Ave.
New Hall St. Mary's Church  225 S. Hartwell Ave.
North Bergstrom St. Mary's Church  225 S. Hartwell Ave.
Pioneer Hall E&R UCC Church  413 Wisconsin Ave.
Prairie Hall E&R UCC Church  413 Wisconsin Ave.
South Bergstrom St. Mary's Church  225 S. Hartwell Ave.
Steele Hall St. Mary's Church  225 S. Hartwell Ave.
Swarthout Hall St. Mary's Church  225 S. Hartwell Ave.
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