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Students can begin casting absentee ballots on Feb. 10

 Students can get an ID card issued by the university at the Wiscard office located in Union South. 

 Students can get an ID card issued by the university at the Wiscard office located in Union South. 

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UW-Madison students can begin casting absentee ballots for their home state’s presidential primary at Union South, Memorial Union, the Student Activity Center and the Health Services Learning Center starting Feb. 10. 

All voters must present a valid form of photo identification — expiring after Nov. 6, 2018 — before they will receive an absentee ballot. 

Under Wisconsin State law, out-of-state driver licenses or ID cards are not an acceptable form of photo identification.

Out-of-state students must present an ID card issued by the university that contains an issuance date, student signature and an expiration date within two years of issuance. This form of identification must be accompanied by proof of enrollment at the university. 

Students can obtain an ID card issued by the university at the Wiscard office located in Union South. A Wiscard is not a valid form of identification — Chancellor Becky Blank decided to issue a separate voter ID in 2016. 

On-campus voting hours and locations are: 

Memorial Union: 

Feb. 10-13

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Student Activity Center (SAC): 

Feb. 10-13 

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Union South: 

Feb. 10-13 

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Health Services Learning Center: 

Feb. 10-13 

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

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