Are You Ready To Vote?

Marquette University encourages students to take part in the election process. Students eligible under state and federal law will have the opportunity to vote in the upcoming Fall General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

 

Update on Wisconsin's Voter ID Law

 

On Oct. 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court took action that temporarily prevents enforcement of the requirement in Wisconsin’s voter ID law that requires individuals to produce a photo ID in order to vote.

 

After the ruling, Wisconsin’s Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said his agency will be "exploring alternatives to address the court's concern and have voter ID on Election Day," meaning it is still possible an ID will be required.

Additional information regarding the impact of this decision and any future Court action will be posted as soon as it becomes available. As there is now way to predict when the U.S. Supreme Court will act, Marquette will continue to issue Marquette Voter ID Cards, upon request, through the November 4 election.

 

 

Eligibility requirements

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.

 

How do I obtain a Marquette Voter ID card?

A student can apply for a Marquette Voter ID Card in Union Station (aka the “Card Office”) during the operational hours. Union Station is open:

 

Students must confirm that they are eligible to vote. Please see the terms and conditions on the back of the MU Voter ID Card application.

 

 

Can I apply for a MU Voter ID Card without my Marquette ID?

No. Students must have their valid Marquette Card. Students must also be enrolled for the current semester.

 

Registering to vote

Under Wisconsin law, a Proof of Residence document is always needed when registering to vote. If students have registered to vote in the past they can verify that the address and polling location match their current address online.

If a student previously registered but has since moved they likely need to re-register to vote. In Wisconsin, voters must reside at their address for at least 28 days by Election Day in order to register to vote.

 

 

If I am a Wisconsin resident what do I need to bring to register to vote?

Multiple pieces of information are required for students to register to vote.

Students who have been issued a Wisconsin driver’s license or Wisconsin Department of Transportation ID card that is current and valid must provide the number and expiration date when they register to vote (they do not have to have the physical card, just the information). Students may call the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles at (608) 266-2353 to have the number and expiration date confirmed.

If a student has had their Wisconsin driver license revoked, suspended or expired – or their Wisconsin Department of Transportation-issued ID is expired – they will need to provide the last 4 digits of their Social Security number.

Wisconsin residents must also provide a Proof of Residence Document when registering to vote in Wisconsin. A Proof of Residence Document is a form that proves where you live in Wisconsin. Marquette students who choose to use a Marquette Voter ID Card can use the Voter ID Fee Statement on CheckMarq, which includes the students address. (Link to a PDF of the Marquette Voter ID application).

If you have not been issued a Wisconsin driver’s license or Wisconsin Department of Transportation-issued State ID Card, you must provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you have none of these documents, you will be able to indicate that fact.

Please see page two of the proof of residence handout for a list of acceptable documents.

 

If I am originally a non-Wisconsin resident who chooses to vote using my Marquette address what do I need to bring to register to vote?

Individuals must provide a Proof of Residence Document when registering to vote in Wisconsin. A Proof of Residence Document is a document that proves where students live in Wisconsin.

Marquette Students who choose to use a college ID to register to vote will need to acquire and provide a Marquette Voter ID card and have the Voter ID Fee Statement, availble on CheckMarq.

Students will also need to provide the last 4 digits of their Social Security number. If students don’t have these documents they will be able to indicate that fact.

Please see page two of the proof of residence handout for a list of acceptable documents.

 

To Vote Using Your Marquette Voter ID


In Wisconsin, Marquette Students who choose to use a college ID to register to vote will need to acquire and provide a Marquette Voter ID card and a Voter ID Fee Statement. Please see above for information on how to apply for and obtain your Marquette Voter ID card.

Current Marquette students wishing to acquire a Voter ID Fee Statement can do so through CheckMarq.

 

Absentee voting


You may instead decide to vote absentee using your home address, either in Wisconsin or another state. To learn more about absentee voting, visit Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board or your hometown’s election commission website.

 

 

Resources:

City of Milwaukee voting locations
City of Milwaukee Election Commission

Information on voting outside Milwaukee (Wisconsin and the rest of the United States)

Government Accountability Board

 

 

For information about this site or other voting information for Marquette:

Please call the Office of Public Affairs at (414) 288-7491.

 

 

 

 

According to the Federal Student Aid Program, this information is posted to comply with Section 487(a)(23) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 that references the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) and requires higher education institutes to distribute voter registration forms to their students.

 

POLLING SITES

The following list includes polling sites for common on-campus residences and off-campus apartment complexes. You can also download a PDF map of these sites in relation to campus.

District 4, Ward 187:
Polling Site: Central Library, Centennial Hall; 733 N. Eighth St.
- St. James Court

- Straz Tower

District 4, Ward 190:
Polling Site: Alumni Memorial Union

- 601 N. 20th St.

- 611 N. 20th St.

- 2217 W. Wisconsin Ave.

- Abbottsford Hall

- The Abode East

- Campus East

- Campus Place

- Campus Studio

- Campus Union

- Campus West

- Carpenter Tower
- Catholic Financial Life

- Clybourn Place

- Cobeen Hall
- Davis House
- Gatehouse Apartments

- Maryland Courts

- The Patrician
- The Reeves
- Rowhouse

- Schroeder Hall
- Strack I

- Trimbourn Mansion

District 4, Ward 191:
Polling Site: Alumni Memorial Union
- 2040 Lofts

- Ardmore Apartments

- Frenn Building

- Gilman Building

- Humphrey Apartments

- Mashuda Hall

- McCabe Hall

- McCormick Hall

- O'Donnell Hall

- The Sovereign

District 4, Ward 192:
Polling Site: Alumni Memorial Union
- The Abode
- Campus Central

- Campus Court

- Campus Town
- Kensington
- Marquette I and II

- Montecristo

- The Nicole
- Renee Row
- Strack II

- Tim's Place

- Varsity Apartments


District 4, Ward 194:
Polling Site: Grand Avenue Middle School, 2430 W. Wisconsin Ave.
- Venice Court

- Most Campus Community Apartments, except where noted

District 4, Ward 196:
Polling Site: Merrill Park Apartments; 222 N. 33rd St.
- 2311, 2335, 2435 W. Wisconsin Ave.