College students have choices for where they vote, but establishing the required 28 days of consecutive residency may be a tricky for them. State law acknowledges that college students may move frequently, and provides special exceptions for them. In general:
- Students have the right to vote in Wisconsin if they have resided in a ward for at least 28 days, are U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old on or before Election Day, and are not otherwise disqualified.
- Student status shall not be a consideration in determining residence for the purpose of establishing voter eligibility.
- A college or university ID may be used as a photo ID to receive your ballot along with a document proving current enrollment.
For more information on student voters, please consult the Student Residency Guide.