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Election 2020

Resources for Beloit College Students

Am I eligible to vote in Wisconsin?

If you are an on-campus resident for Fall 2020, you are most likely eligible to vote in the state of Wisconsin. Check out the Student Residency Guide for more information.

How do I register to vote?

Register to vote online at the MyVote Wisconsin website. Please note that registration deadlines are fast approaching! Act quickly.

  • The deadline to register online to vote is Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
  • The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
  • The deadline to register in person to vote is Friday, October 30, 2020.

Do I need a special ID to vote?

You can use your Beloit College Student ID to vote.

I want to vote in-person before the election. How can I do that?

Weekdays from 8am-5 pm between October 20th and October 30th, you can vote early at Beloit City Hall, located at 100 State Street, a short walk from campus.

I want to vote in-person on Election Day. How can I do that?

The 2020 Election takes place on November 3rd. You can vote in-person at Todd Elementary School, located at 1621 Oakwood Ave, from 7am-8pm. As long as you are in line by 8pm, you are able to vote. A photo ID (driver's license or student ID) is required. Mask up!

I want to vote absentee. How can I do that?

Request your absentee ballot at the MyVote Wisconsin website. If you do not wish to mail in your absentee ballot, you can drop your ballot off at the designated location. Check the letter that comes with your ballot for more instructions. Please note the the deadline to request an absentee ballot is approaching quickly. With an overwhelming number of people choosing to vote absentee, it is best to request your ballot ASAP!

  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Get involved -- volunteer as an election worker!

If you want to be more civically engaged, volunteer during the 2020 election! Volunteers play a critical role in ensuring the strength and integrity of the voting process. As part of this process, you will:

  • Serve inside a polling place by checking in voters, answering voters’ questions, setting up and testing voting machines, issuing ballots, and other tasks.

  • Be a resource for voters who encounter problems - from registration issues to voter ID questions to language barriers.

  • Attend training held by local election officials to learn the mechanics of the voting process and what the rules are.

  • Get paid for the work you do while serving as a poll worker and, in some cases, get paid for the time you spend in training sessions.

For more information about volunteering as a poll worker, visit Work Elections.

The Wisconsin League of Women Voters and the City of Beloit have both issued calls for volunteers. Here are the current open calls in our community: