UW-Madison is in the first phase of our push to ensure that students can vote in the Nov. 8 election, which involves encouraging students to register to vote in advance. We’d like to remind you to help publicize the resources we’ve made available. They include:
• A new video that encourages students to register to vote in advance of the election, and gives a rough outline of the rules. Link to it whenever possible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJB-zDEv5Iw&feature=youtu.be
• A one-stop website for student voting information, including all details about registration: https://vote.wisc.edu/ Link to that frequently.
• Several voter registration efforts. Now through Oct. 18, students can register in person In person at the following places:
Mondays: Memorial Library 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Tuesdays: Gordon Dining & Event Center 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesdays: College Library 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursdays: Dejope Hall: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
In addition, some of you may have requests from students who are Special Registration Deputies to set up voter registration tables in your unit. It is fine to grant these requests as long as you do so in the same way you address other requests for use of its space by students/student groups.
A concern arises when the university is asked to have employees register students during class, at office hours or at any point on work time – we do not see that as part of their duties and therefore advise that it should not be done.
You might also suggest that students contact ASM, which is conducting voter registration drives across campus, to maximize registration opportunities and offer some additional assistance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org