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Berquam: A reminder to vote

November 3, 2012

Dean of Students Lori Berquam is reminding students to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Below is a message being sent to the UW–Madison student body.

UW-Madison Students,

Tuesday is Election Day. I urge you to become an active participant in the democratic process by voting for the candidates of your choice in federal, state and local races.

Polls are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. The location of your polling place is determined by your address.

–If you are a Madison resident, visit and type in your address to find your polling place.

–If you’re not registered to vote at your current residence, you may register at the polls on Election Day. Details:

Plan ahead. Keep in mind that turnout may be high and there could be long lines, particularly if you plan to register at the polls.

If you are registering at the polls, you will be required to show proof of residency.  To do so, you may use a paper, electronic or smartphone copy of the Voter Enrollment Verification Form in Student Center to prove your address. Details:

Remember, you do not currently need to show a photo ID at the polls to vote. Also, voting has no impact on your insurance, financial aid or student status.

For additional information on voting, visit or

Dean of Students Lori Berquam