Marquette University encourages our students to take part in the election process. You will have the opportunity to vote in several elections in Wisconsin this year – from the 2012 presidential race to the U.S. Senate elections to various local races.
A list of campus voting locations is on the right side of this page.
Voters who register to vote on Election Day will still have to provide a proof of residence document. Students who chose to use their Marquette ID as a proof of residency document must also provide a university fee payment receipt dated within nine months. Go to http://city.milwaukee.gov/vote to see a list of other acceptable proof of residence documents.
All other election rules still apply, including signing the poll book and residing in the ward for 28 days to vote at the site. For more information please see the student residency guide.
If you have registered to vote, you can verify your registration and polling location online.
Voting in Wisconsin is limited to U.S. citizens who are at least 18 years old on election day, who are residents for 28 consecutive days or more of the district or ward where an election is being held, and who are not currently serving a sentence (including probation or parole) for a felony conviction.
You may instead decide to vote absentee using your home address. To learn more about absentee voting, visit Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board or your hometown’s election commission website.
As of Sept. 24, 2012, please note the following information due to recent events that impact Wisconsin’s Voter ID law as well as Wisconsin law governing voter registration.
Earlier this year Marquette began issuing Marquette voter IDs to students to comply with Wisconsin’s new Voter ID law. Lawsuits filed in Dane County have resulted in a judge ordering a permanent injunction of the law. The Wisconsin Supreme Court subsequently has not taken up the case, meaning that at the present time, Wisconsin residents who are eligible to vote will most likely not be required to produce photo identification at the upcoming election on Nov. 6, and possibly elections thereafter for the purpose of voting.
According to the Government Accountability Board, “Act 23 [the Voter ID Law] contains several other non-photo-ID provisions affecting elections, including residency and absentee voting. These provisions, including the requirement to sign the poll list, are still in effect.”
Please continue to check back to this website for further updates.
Please call the Office of Public Affairs at (414) 288-7491.