University of Wisconsin–Madison

It’s time to vote!

#BadgersVote and we want to make sure your student is prepared for the upcoming election. Share the information below with your student and find more at

Election Day

A student cast their ballots for the spring election while voting at a polling place at the Memorial Union.
A student casts their ballots for the spring election while voting at a polling place at the Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on April 5, 2022. (Photo by Althea Dotzour / UW–Madison)

The general election will be Tuesday, November 8. Races for governor, Congress, state legislature, attorney general, and partisan county races will be on the ballot. On Election Day on November 8, polls are open for voting and voter registration from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. You must vote at your assigned polling place.

Early voting

In-person absentee voting and voter registration will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except weekends) from Tuesday, Oct. 25, to Friday, Nov. 4, at Memorial Union and Union South; and also from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Nov. 4, at the Eagle Heights Community Center. It’s also available at other Madison locations.

Interactive tool guides you to voting

Learn exactly what you need to do to vote — where and how — by following an interactive tool  at

Text alerts

Students and members of the campus community are encouraged to sign-up for the new BadgersVote Text alert to be kept up-to-date on elections and civic engagement. Simply text the word BadgersVote to the number 47020. You will receive texts with information on key dates, events concerning upcoming elections, and reminders to vote on election day. Once you’re signed up for the group, you can submit questions about voting.

Voting guides

Voting guides for all 50 states can be found here.

For any details on how to vote and what you need, go to Remember, #BadgersVote!