Request an Absentee Ballot
We encourage you to request an absentee ballot for the upcoming April 7 election.
For more information, go to the absentee ballot page of My Vote WI. You may be asked to upload a photo of your driver's license or other voter ID. (For questions about an LU voter ID, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can register to vote in the April 7 election by mail until the 3rd Wednesday preceding the April 7 election.
For most LU students staying on campus during spring term, you will need to re-register to vote because your housing assignment has changed since the last time you voted.
Registration applications should be filled in, signed, dated, and mailed to the Appleton City Clerk's Office, 100 North Appleton St., Appleton, Wisconsin 54911-4799. Include a copy of an acceptable proof of residence (read more here)
You also can register to vote at the polling place on election day. Visit the City of Appleton's website to stay updated on any polling restrictions due to COVID-19.
April 7 election
The Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary will be held on April 7. On the ballot will be U.S. presidential contenders as well as candidates for the following state and local offices:
- Appleton mayor
- Appleton city attorney
- Appleton School Board members
- Appleton alderpersons
- Outagamie County circuit court judges
- Outagamie County supervisors
- state Justice of the Supreme Court
Here is the preliminary list of candidates.
Where to vote. The Lawrence campus will vote at the nearby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 803 E. College Ave., at the corner of College and Meade streets. Students who do not reside on campus can find their polling location here.
Polls will be open from 7am-8pm.
Registering to vote. You can register to vote at the polling location on the day of the election. Note that you must re-register to vote if you've moved since the election, even if your move was a room change in your student residence hall/house.
Prior to the election, Lawrence University will provide proof of residency and proof of enrollment to the City Clerk's office for students living on campus. Students living off campus will have to provide proof of residency. Off-campus students planning to use an LU voter ID will have to print a current class schedule as proof of enrollment.
Voter ID. Wisconsin law currently requires you to have a voter ID on election day in order to cast a ballot. A Wisconsin driver's license, U.S. passport, or military ID is acceptable. Your Lawrence student ID is not. If you do not have a Wisconsin driver's license or a passport, you can obtain a Lawrence voter ID card from the ID Office (Warch Campus Center main level) at no charge. Remember: If you get an LU voter ID, please hang on to it! It will be valid for two years (the expiration date will be printed on the card).
Know your street address. Along with bringing your voter ID to the polls, you will need to know the street address of your residence. Residential addresses can be found here.