Student voter information for June 5 balloting
The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) has received inquiries from students, municipal clerks, and university and college representatives regarding the proper location for university students to cast votes for the June 5, 2012, recall election. The GAB's Elections Division Administrator Nathaniel E. Robinson issued a document Wednesday, May 17, that provides guidance regarding the application of Wisconsin's residency laws to students.
- What are the requirements for voting residency in Wisconsin?
- If I have resided at my campus address for 28 consecutive days, will live at my parents' home or elsewhere during summer, and intend to return to a campus address in the fall, where may I vote?
and three others are answered in the document. The document can be viewed online.
Robinson said while the determination of voting residency may depend on specific facts, the general principles and rules are outlined in his letter. In the document, "campus address" refers to the student's residence at the university or college, regardless of whether it is university-sponsored housing or located off campus.