Make a plan to return your absentee ballot; voters can request ballots by mail until Oct. 29

To ensure your ballot is received by Election Day, the U.S. Postal Service recommends all absentee ballots are mailed by Monday, Oct. 26. If you mail in your absentee ballot after this day, it might not reach your election clerk in time.

In Wisconsin and Illinois, voters can request absentee ballots by mail until Thursday, Oct 29.

After Monday, Oct. 26, voters should drop off ballots at an approved site (rather than via mail) to ensure ballots are received on time.

See approved drop-off sites in Wisconsin by contacting your municipal clerk.

Non-partisan student ‘walking buddies’ available for early voting beginning Oct. 20

Visit for more information.

How to get a Marquette voter ID card:
Current Marquette students who meet the eligibility requirements to vote in Wisconsin can apply for a Marquette voter ID card at Union Station (located in the lower level of the AMU).

Students must present their current valid Marquette student ID to obtain a voter ID card.

Union Station hours for fall 2020:

  • Monday — Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 3:  7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Notary public: Missouri, Oklahoma and Mississippi require the signature of a notary to complete your absentee ballot in those states, while Alaska, North Carolina and Rhode Island accept a notary in place of two witnesses. If you require the signature of a notary to complete your absentee ballot, contact Union Station in the AMU at (414) 288-7213.