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. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has said there will not be a voter ID requirement for the Nov. 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.


Poll workers will still ask voters to state their name and address; this is not a new requirement.


Poll workers will also ask voters to sign the poll book. If you are unable to sign because of a physical disability, you are exempt from this requirement.

 

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 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 can use the Voter ID Fee Statement on CheckMarq, which includes the students address. (Link to a PDF of the Marquette Voter ID application).


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.

 

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)

 

State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Volunteers needed to assist voters on Election Day, November 4, 2014 but training is required

Marquette serves as an election site for three wards in the City of Milwaukee. The Office of Public Affairs is coordinating Marquette student, faculty and staff volunteers to assist students and visitors voting on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The City of Milwaukee Elections Commission will be providing free training for all volunteers on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in AMU Ballroom C. To sign up for training and volunteer shifts, contact Mary Czech-Mrochinski, director of governmental and community affairs.


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: Milwaukee Chinese Academy, 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.