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What Do I Need in Order to Vote?

STEP 1: Check Eligibility and Current Registration
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 10 consecutive days before an election. (Being a full-time student at SNC fulfills this requirement.)

Are you already registered to vote in Wisconsin? Go to myvote.wi.gov to check.

If you have not yet registered, proceed to STEP 2.

If you are already registered to vote in De Pere, proceed to STEP 4.

If you are already registered, but not in De Pere, you can:
  • Register to vote in De Pere (proceed to STEP 3)
  • OR vote absentee (proceed to STEP 5).

STEP 2: Decide Where to Vote
If you prefer to vote in De Pere on Election Day, proceed to STEP 3.

STEP 3: Option One – Register to Vote in De Pere
There are several ways you can register to vote in De Pere, with different deadlines for each election. You can register online, by mail, or at the City Clerk's office. In Wisconsin you can also register at the polls on Election Day.

Choose one of the options below, follow the directions, and then proceed to STEP 5.

Register at the city clerk’s office 
You can hand deliver a printed voter registration form along with printed proof of residence to the De Pere City Clerk at 335 S. Broadway, De Pere, WI 54115 (across the bridge from the college). Be sure to use your school address on the registration (100 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115). For proof of residence, most SNC students will find it easiest to print a fee receipt and a copy of their student ID.

Register at the polls on Election Day 
You can also choose to register at the polling place on election day. If you choose to do so, be sure to bring an acceptable photo ID (see STEP 6). The clerk will have at the polling place a list of all currently enrolled St. Norbert students, provided by the registrar, which will serve as proof of residency.

Once you are registered, proceed to STEP 4.

STEP 4: Find Your Polling Place
If you are registered, but will not be present to vote in person on Election Day, proceed to STEP 5.

If you have registered to vote somewhere other than in De Pere, and you plan to vote in person on Election Day (April 2), check with your state or local election office to find your polling location.

If you have registered and you plan to vote in person in De Pere on Election Day, our polling place is the De Pere Community Center on 600 Grant Street in De Pere. It is just a short walk from campus. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

You will need to bring an approved photo ID. For more information, proceed to STEP 6.

STEP 5: Requesting an Absentee Ballot(deadline is March 28th)
If you cannot be physically present on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot. For Wisconsin, follow these directions

STEP 6: Photo ID
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 November 8, 2016), U.S. Uniformed Services card, tribal ID or Certificate of Naturalization. These forms of identification are meant to verify that you are a U.S. citizen. 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.

Now that you have registered, it’s time to vote! This is both an opportunity and a civic responsibility. Make the most of it!

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