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 idoffice@lawrence.edu).

Voter Registration

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.

Street Addresses for Campus Housing

When registering to vote, you will need to know the physical address of your campus housing.  For your reference, addresses are listed below.

Residence Halls:

Brokaw Hall 115 South Drew Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Colman Hall 212 South Durkee Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Hiett Hall 403 East College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911
Kohler Hall 718 East Alton Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Ormsby Hall 401 East College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911
Plantz Hall 600 East College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911
Sage Hall 723 East Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911
Trever Hall 815 East South Street, Appleton, WI 54911


Small Residences:

Draheim House 733 East Alton Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Big Exec 300 South Meade Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Small Exec 813 East John Street, Appleton, WI 54911
   


Group Living Spaces:

Delta Tau Delta 203 North Union Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Art House 206 South Lawe Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Sigma Phi Epsilon 218 South Lawe Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Gaming 711 East Alton Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Beta Theta Pi 712 East Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911
Sankofa 726 East Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911
SLUG 738 East Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911
WLFM 741 East Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911
LGBTQ+ Alliance 742 East Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911
Greenfire
(Elvira Loft)
212 South Durkee Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Sinfonia
(Mary Loft)
212 South Durkee Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Baking and Cooking Club
(Henry Loft)
212 South Durkee Street, Appleton, WI 54911
Co-Op
(Elihu Loft)

212 South Durkee Street, Appleton, WI 54911

LU Recess
(Mary Cleggett Vanderhoop Loft)

723 East Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911

Voter IDs

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 hold on to it! It will be valid for two years (the expiration date will be printed on the card).

Let Us Know

If you are turned away at the polls, please let us know.  Talk with the dean of students, whose office is in Raymond House at 118 South Lawe Street (map), send an email to deanofstudents@lawrence.edu, or call 920.832.6596.