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Polls and policy with FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver

October 27, 2022

FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver discussed the promise and pitfalls of polling data days ahead of the midterm elections.

Early voting starts this week

March 9, 2022

In-person absentee voting and voter registration for Madison residents will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday, March 22 to Friday, April 1 (except weekends) at Memorial Union and Union South, as well as other Madison locations.

An Election Day like no other

November 3, 2020

After careful preparation by the Madison City Clerk’s office and UW–Madison officials, Election Day went ahead on Nov. 3 at seven polling places on campus.

Chalk it up to dedication

November 3, 2020

A dedicated group of UW–Madison students who are part of the #BadgersVote coalition came out the evening of Nov. 2 to create street chalkings reminding…

Flexibility advised to accommodate voting plans

October 27, 2020

Supervisors should provide flexibility to UW–Madison employees who plan to vote in-person on Election Day, Nov. 3. Employees should reach out to their supervisor to ensure their voting plan can be accommodated.

New polls show Biden with growing leads in three battleground states

October 26, 2020

With voting already well underway, former Vice President Joe Biden has extended his leads over President Donald Trump in three key battleground states — Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — according to new polls by the Elections Research Center at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Badger Talks video: Student participation in voting efforts

October 22, 2020

While the lead-up to the election matters, political science Professor Kathy Cramer is also thinking about what happens afterwards. Roughly half of population will be disappointed, she says. So Cramer is looking for ways to be “civil and good to each other on campus and beyond campus.”

Election experts: Early voting on campus, fundraising, what the U.S. economy needs

October 22, 2020

UW-Madison experts are available to discuss election topics from campaigning during a pandemic to the debate's "mute" button and more.

Paid leave when serving as an election official

October 22, 2020

You will receive your full UW–Madison pay if you volunteer as an election official, or, if you choose to receive compensation for serving as an election official, that amount will be deducted from your regular pay.

Students vote early — in outdoor tents

October 21, 2020

Students cast their votes for the Nov. 3 presidential election during the first day of in-person absentee voting on Tuesday, at three outdoor tents set up on campus.

Vote on campus through Oct. 30

October 19, 2020

In-person absentee voting is taking place on campus from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 30. Tents are set up at Union South, Memorial Union and East Campus Mall outside the Student Activity Center.

Battleground state poll shows Biden with persistent but surmountable leads

September 24, 2020

As voting gets underway in many states, Joe Biden remains ahead of Donald Trump in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to a poll by the UW–Madison Elections Research Center.

Battleground state poll shows Biden leading Trump in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin

August 10, 2020

“All three states remain battlegrounds that should not be ignored by either campaign,” said Barry Burden, political science professor and director of the Elections Research Center.

Battleground state poll shows Sanders leading in Democratic primary, tight general election matchups

February 23, 2020

New surveys in three key battleground states show Sen. Bernie Sanders with sizable leads in the Michigan and Wisconsin Democratic primaries, but a closer contest among Democrats in Pennsylvania.

Vote early on campus for the spring primary

February 5, 2020

UW students get registered to vote and cast early absentee ballots in the 2016 presidential election at the Student Activities Center.