Voting in the Wisconsin Recall Election Tomorrow, June 5

We encourage you to be educated about the candidates and cast a ballot in the Wisconsin Recall Election on Tuesday, June 5. If you’re a registered voter and plan to cast a ballot, see which of these situations applies to you:


  • If you’re staying in your apartment or house in Madison for the summer: Vote on June 5 at your regular polling place or via absentee ballot.
  • If you’re moving out of University Housing or an off-campus apartment or house before the election, but returning to Madison this fall: New regulations require you to live at an address for 28 days before you are eligible to vote at that address.Your options include voting with an absentee ballot from your current Madison address or returning to Madison to vote on June 5. This is permissible if you move before the day of the election, but intend to return to Madison in the fall. Do not register or vote at any other location.
  • If you’re leaving Madison permanently: If you do not plan to return to Madison, you should register to vote at a new Wisconsin address when you have been there long enough to establish residency — 28 days after moving.
  • If you’re moving elsewhere in Wisconsin within 28 days of the June 5 election: You may vote absentee from your Madison address for the June 5 election.
  • If you’re moving out of Wisconsin with no intention to return to Madison: You will not be eligible to vote in the June 5 election.
  • If you’re currently abroad: You may mail a request for an absentee ballot ASAP and return it immediately to ensure your vote counts. Absentee ballots will be mailed beginning May 18, must be postmarked on or before Election Day and must be received in the city clerk’s office no later than Friday, June 8. Mail delivery times may not make it feasible for your ballot to returned in time to be counted without using an expedited mail service to return your ballot.
  • If you haven’t registered to vote in Madison in the past and have instead chosen to register and to vote in your hometown: Vote in your hometown on June 5.

Remember, you do not currently need to show a photo ID at the polls or when you register. If you need information about your polling place or registration status, visit hereAll of the information in this message is accurate as of May 10, but if you have questions, contact the Madison city clerk’s office at (608) or visit here. 

An absentee ballot request form is available here. In addition to requesting an absentee ballot by mail, you may vote absentee in person at the Madison city clerk’s office beginning on Monday, May 21. Full details about absentee voting can be found here.

Read Lori Berquam, Dean of Students full message about voting here. 

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