Voting Information

Stay current on voting regulations and procedures so you can participate in local, state, and federal elections.
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Your voice. Your vote.

Anyone who meets applicable voting requirements is eligible to participate in local, state, and federal elections. The following resources and tools are to help UW-Stout students participate in state and federal elections while enrolled and living in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Three ways to vote on February 20, 2024.

  1. Voting at the polls - Polls are open from 7am - 8pm. Find your polling place.
  2. In-person voting by absentee ballot - Contact your municipal clerks office to learn more.
  3. Voting absentee by mail - Request your ballot online or by mail.
    Check out the Absentee Voting Guide for more info!
    > Make sure you request your ballot 21 days before a state, local or other election. 

You must be registered to vote in order to participate in the election process! 


Register to Vote

There are multiple ways to register!
Get registered!

Voting in Wisconsin

The State of Wisconsin Elections Commission offers detailed information for casting your ballot during elections.
UW Stout Blue Card

Photo ID Requirements

Wisconsin now requires photo identification when voting. There are many accepted forms of ID including your Stout BlueCard!

For your BlueCard to be accepted, card can be current or expired within 2 years of issue date (expired after 2/20/22) and must be accompanied by a separate document that proves your enrollment at Stout.

Campus Card (110 Price Commons) is open till 8:00pm on election day to help students get an updated BlueCard.


Confirm Your Enrollment at UW-Stout

Follow these instructions to update your address and print your Voter Enrollment Letter.
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Volunteer as a Poll Worker

Wisconsin is always looking for citizens to serve as poll workers.

  1. Search for you Municipal Clerk's contact information.
  2. Send them an email with Poll Worker Applicant in the subject line. Include your contact information and a share why you're interested in volunteering.

To be a poll worker, a person must:

  • Be a qualified elector of the county in which the municipality is located (i.e., an adult citizen of the United States who has resided in the election district for 10 consecutive days and is not otherwise disqualified to vote)
  • Be at least 17 years-old
  • Be able to read and write fluently in the English language
  • Not be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place at that election

Poll workers do everything from check-in voters, help people register to vote, check photo IDs and process absentee ballots. Local clerks will provide training prior to election day.

Disclaimer: This information is meant to give UW-Stout students basic information needed to vote in Wisconsin. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to all voting rules or provide election information of other US states.

For a more comprehensive information on voting in Wisconsin, visit Wisconsin Elections Commission.