College Students

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.

For more information on student voters, please consult the Student Residency Guide

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