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Voter Friendly Campus 2021-2022

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2022 Spring Primary: Check back for exact dates soon. 

UWL students living on campus reside in ward 8; ward 8 residents will vote at the Student Union.

Get to know the candidates on the ballot: Type in your address to see ballot

For more information about voting and how to register, visit our my.VoteEverywhere website. 

To stay up to date on events happening on campus and reminders about voting, text eaglesvote to 56525.  

FAQ

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Register Online

Up to 20 days before the election. Voters who have a valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State of Wisconsin ID card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) can register to vote online on the MyVote Wisconsin website: http://myvote.wi.gov .

Register at the polling place on Election Day

Proof of Residence is required for voter registration at the polling place on Election Day.

UWL can provide a valid Proof of Residence for voter registration:

UW-La Crosse students can update their current address in their WINGS Student Center and also print an enrollment form which includes their current local address. The form is located in the lower right corner of the Student Center in the "Other Resources" area. Look for the WI Voter Verification link. If using a mobile device to view the form, please remember to remove the pop-up blocker in your web browser settings.

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Not registered yet? You can register to vote at your polling place on election day. See the box to the left about how to register to vote.

Wisconsin requires a photo ID to vote.

For UWL students, the Eagle ID Card can be used as your photo ID for voting in Wisconsin.

 If you plan to use your Eagle ID to vote, it must contain:

  • Issued date
  • Voter Expiration date is no later than two years after the Issue Date (even if the Voter Expiration date has expired)
  • Your signature is on the back of your Eagle ID card
  • Eagle ID card must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment

Helpful links

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  • City of La Crosse
    • The City is divided into 13 Aldermanic Districts. Within the 13 districts are 34 wards.  The ward in which you live determines your voting location.
    • Consult the City of La Crosse Aldermanic Districts Map to determine your ward.  (smaller black numbers on the map)
    • Consult the City of La Crosse Polling Places list to determine the voting location for residents of your ward. 
    • UWL students living on campus reside in ward 8; ward 8 residents will vote at the Student Union.
  • La Crosse County

    • All La Crosse County polling places are listed here.

  • All Wisconsin Citizens:

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Receive your ballot by mail
Wisconsin voters can receive their absentee ballot by mail. If you are a regular voter who would like to vote in the 2021 Spring Primary Election make sure to request your ballot by February 10.  Be sure to return your absentee ballot no later than February 16.  

Vote early in your Municipal Clerk's office
Starting 14 days before Election Day, you can vote by absentee ballot in person at your Municipal Clerk’s office.

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About the Andrew Goodman Foundation

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an Andrew Goodman Partner Campus!
The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Andrew Goodman Vote Everywhere program partners with America’s colleges and universities to provide resources and mentoring to a national network of student leaders who carry out voter registration, education, mobilization, and advocacy campaigns on campus. Learn more about UWL's Andrew Goodman Campus Team and how to get involved.

The Foundation’s mission is to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy. The organization is named after Andrew Goodman, a college student and Freedom Summer volunteer who was murdered by the KKK in 1964 while registering Black Americans to vote in Mississippi.

 
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Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state and local elections, working to promote a more equitable and inclusive democracy, and to overcome the ever-changing barriers to voting.  With support and guidance from our state directors, our schools help their students to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves on candidates and issues, navigate confusing voting laws, and turn out at the polls. In 2018 we helped a million more students vote at the schools we engaged compared to 2104, then surmounted the COVID challenges of 2020 to work with 609 colleges with a total enrollment of 6.4 million students, while sponsoring 352 student Election Engagement Fellows.  See our Executive Summary for a sense of our impact. Because individuals who vote when they’re young tend to continue, and because we help schools deepen their electoral engagement each cycle, we generate both immediate and long-term impact. -CEEP website 

 
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The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge empowers colleges and universities to achieve excellence in student democratic engagement

At the Challenge, we believe higher education should play a role in developing an active and informed citizenry by educating students, motivating them to engage in American democracy, and instilling the value of lifelong participation. Through an intentionally designed program – which provides incentive, structure, and accountability – this national, nonpartisan initiative inspires, supports, and celebrates colleges and universities working to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation.- Taken from the All In Campus Democracy Challenge Website.