What college students need to know about voting

Katie Zee, Assist. Lifestyle Editor

Election day is coming up fast this year, so be sure to mark Tuesday, Nov. 8 on your calendar because you don’t want to miss Wisconsin’s general election. But why is it important to vote? Well, it’s your chance to have your voice heard.  

According to https://www.census.gov, the age group with the lowest voting rates are adults aged eighteen to twenty-nine. That means that a lot of college students probably aren’t voting. The reason may be because of a lack of understanding of how to register and where to vote. For UWW students living on campus, the place to go to vote is The Old Main Ballroom in the University Center. The armory downtown on 146 W North Street is an option for anyone to go to as well. 

Not sure if you’re registered? Visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/Register-To-Vote and enter your information to see if you’re already registered. If not, you can use that same website to register.

There are resources on campus for students who wish to get involved in the political world. Two organizations you may want to check out are the College Democrats and College Republicans.

Let’s talk about deadlines. Unfortunately, the last day to register for the Nov. 8 election by mail or online has passed. But you can still register in person on the day of the election.

Visit https://www.uww.edu/vote for any remaining questions you may have about voting as a student.