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Where Can I Vote?

To be eligible to vote in an election, you must be a U.S. citizen and 18 years of age on or before Election Day. To be eligible to vote in Wisconsin, you must also have resided in Wisconsin for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. Being a full-time student at SNC fulfills this requirement, so all students who are eligible voters can vote here in De Pere.

Student Voting Options
All students who are eligible voters can:
  • Register to vote in De Pere and vote at the polling place (600 Grant St.) on Election Day, Nov. 3.
  • Register to vote in De Pere and vote early at the City Clerk's office (335. S. Broadway) between Oct. 19 and Oct. 30.
  • Register to vote in De Pere and request and absentee ballot, to be sent to you on campus and returned by mail.
  • Register to vote in your permanent home precinct and vote at that polling place on Election Day.
  • Register to vote in your permanent home precinct and request and absentee ballot, to be sent to you on campus and returned.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging all students to choose one of the absentee options. Because of anticipated delays with the US Postal Service, we are also encouraging everyone to request, complete, and mail those absentee ballots EARLY. See the links below for more information.

Staff at the circulation desk of the Mulva Library can assist with voter registration, absentee ballot requests and other election related questions. You can contact them in person, or via online chat

Registering for the 2020 General Election
Option 1: Register to vote using your home address in Wisconsin (in-state students)
If you want to register at your home address, the easiest way to register is to use the MyVote.WI.gov website. Note: if you do not have a Wisconsin Driver's License or State ID, the website will direct you to print the form when you're done and mail it in. The deadline to register online or by mail if Oct. 14, 2020.

Option 2: Register to vote in another state
If you plan to vote somewhere other than in Wisconsin, check with your state or local election office to confirm your registration, using your permanent home address. Go here for information on your state.

Option 3: Register to vote using your campus address 
If you prefer to register at your campus address, print and complete this registration form, using 100 Grant St. plus your mailbox (suite) number as your address. Return it with a photocopy of your id to Campus Card Services in Michels Commons. Registrations must be submitted by Oct. 14, 2020.

Option 4: Register at the Wisconsin polling place on Election Day
Wisconsin is one of the few states that allows eligible citizens to register at the polling place on Election Day. If you choose to vote in De Pere or our home precinct in Wisconsin on Nov. 3, you have the option of registering at the polling station. With the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not recommend this option for the 2020 election. However, if you do choose to register in person on Election Day, be sure to bring with you a photo ID that meets state requirements (see below).

Voting in the 2020 General Election
Option 1: Request and complete an Absentee Ballot (Wisconsin voters)
If you have already registered to vote in Wisconsin, use your smart phone to request an absentee ballot at MyVote.WI.gov. You will be prompted to take a photo of your state-approved photo ID (see below), so a smart phone is usually easier to use than a computer. Request that your absentee ballot be mailed to your SNC address. (Note: in the event that the campus returns to remote learning and you have not yet received your absentee ballot, you can still vote in person at your local polling place.) Deadline to request absentee ballots is Oct. 30, 2020, but you should request it early! Watch this video for a quick tutorial on how to request an absentee ballot. 

Option 2: Request and complete an Absentee Ballot (states other than Wisconsin)
If you plan to vote somewhere other than Wisconsin, check with your state or local election office to request an absentee ballot, following the directions unique to your state. Check here for information from your state.

Option 3: Vote early at the City Clerk's office in De Pere
You can register and vote in person at the City Clerk’s office just across the bridge in De Pere (335 S. Broadway) between Oct. 20 and Oct. 30. Be sure to bring with you a photo ID that meets state requirements (see below), and, if you live off campus, a proof of residence, such as a utility bill with your name and local address. (If you live on campus, the City Clerk will already have your proof of residence.)

Option 4: Vote at your local polling place on Nov. 3
While we recommend voting by means of an absentee ballot due to the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, you always have the option to vote in person at your local polling place on Election Day, Nov. 3. Here at the college, our polling site is the De Pere Community Center at 600 Grant St on Nov. 3. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Remember your ID (see below) and, if you live off campus, a proof of residence, such as a utility bill with your name and local address. (If you live on campus, the City Clerk will already have your proof of residence.)

Please note: Wisconsin is one of several states that requires photo identification for voting: 

  • Wisconsin residents must present at the polls one of the following: a Wisconsin driver’s license, Wisconsin state ID, U.S. passport (can be expired after Nov. 6, 2018), U.S. Uniformed Services card, tribal ID or Certificate of Naturalization. See a more complete list at https://elections.wi.gov/node/3609.
  • If you are a U.S. citizen, but you do not have one of these forms of identification, you can obtain a special St. Norbert College ID that will suffice for voting. Stop by Campus Card Services in Michels Commons to obtain a free special SNC ID. 
  • Remember, your regular student ID or an out of state driver’s license/state ID will not be accepted for voting purposes in Wisconsin.
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