Acceptable forms of identification include a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, Wisconsin state ID, U.S. passport, U.S. Uniformed Services card, tribal ID or Certificate of Naturalization.
The address on your ID does not matter; the purpose of presenting your ID at the polls is to prove your identity.
If you don’t have one of these forms of ID, you can get a free UW-Whitewater Voter ID Card, available at the HawkCard Office, located on the second floor of the James R. Connor University Center. The process takes only a few minutes.
Nonresident students without one of the forms of ID listed above can obtain a UW-Whitewater Voter ID Card and present that at the polls together with a UW-W Voter Enrollment Verification form (printed or on a mobile device). Both documents must be presented at the polls.
The free voter ID card is valid for two years from the date of issue and may only be used for voting purposes. It is not intended as a replacement or substitute for your regular HawkCard and is not valid for any other purpose or service on campus.
Users of the UW-Whitewater Voter ID Card must also present a UW-W Voter Enrollment Verification form (in WINS) to show proof of enrollment. Students may print the form or display it to the poll worker on an electronic device such as a smartphone, tablet or computer. This form can also be used to show Proof of Residence for voter registration if WINS lists your Whitewater/local address.
If you are a U.S. citizen, will be 18 years of age on or before Election Day and have resided in Wisconsin for at least 28 consecutive days before election day, you are eligible to vote in Wisconsin.
Eligible voters must vote at a specific polling place (ward), which is determined by the location of your current address. The polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.
If you live in UW-Whitewater housing, you vote at the Hamilton Room in the James R. Connor University Center. If you live off campus, look for your street and address number on the ward chart. Your voting location will be listed in the last column of the chart.
If you are voting at the same address as the last time you voted (including apartment number), you should already be registered. You can check if you are registered at My Vote Wisconsin.
You will need to register or re-register if:
You have three options for registering to vote: by mail, in person (pre-registering before the election) or at the polls on Election Day. You must provide Proof of Residence when registering to vote in Wisconsin. Please see below for a list of acceptable documents.
(Must include a current Whitewater address)
Information on absentee voting can be found on the city clerk’s site. Please note all deadlines so that you can get your absentee ballot submitted in time.