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There’s still time to cast your (early) vote

October 29, 2018

Bucky Badger discusses voting plans with several students during one of last week’s get out the vote events. Photo by Powers Spees

Almost 2,000 people voted in-person absentee at UW–Madison campus voting locations last week, Oct. 22-26.

But don’t worry if you’re not one of them: Early voting continues this week through Friday, Nov. 2. Madison residents can early vote at the Student Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Union South from noon-6 p.m., and Memorial Union from noon-6 p.m. All early voting locations will be open to voters from all wards.

Or you can still vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Students should be sure to make sure they have proper photo ID to vote, such as a Wisconsin driver’s license, U.S. passport, Tribal ID or free voting-compliant ID. For more information on early voting, registration and preparing for the Nov. 6 Election, visit

UW-Madison is competing in the Big Ten Voting Challenge, a nonpartisan effort that aims to mobilize registration and turnout at all 14 Big Ten universities. Trophies will go to the universities with the highest voter turnout and the most improved turnout in the Nov. 6 election.

If you need transportation to the polls, UW–Madison’s Rec Sports, offers several suggestions as part of its “Exercise Your Right to Vote” campaign. Also, Uber, Lyft and Madison’s Union Cab are offering discounted transportation to many.

On the Wisconsin ballot in the Nov. 6 election are U.S. senator, congressional representatives,  governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer, state senator (odd-numbered districts) representatives to the Assembly (all districts).  County offices up for election are sheriff, clerk of circuit court and coroner (where applicable).

Students who vote absentee in states other than Wisconsin will also be including in UW–Madison’s count in the Big Ten Voting Challenge.

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