UW-Madison opens four early voting sites on campus.

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    by News director
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    Mon Aug 03 2020
The sites are in outdoor tents at Library Mall, Engineering Mall, the Kohl Center and the Natatorium. Graphic: Sam Buisman

Author: Sam Buisman

UW-Madison opens four in-person absentee voting locations across campus as early voting continues for the Aug. 11 Partisan Primary. 

With approval from public health officials, UW-Madison will run four in-person absentee voting sites from noon to 4:00 P.M. on Aug. 3 through Aug. 6 where Madisonians can cast their ballot early in the upcoming statewide primary. These sites are located at Library Mall, Engineering Mall, the Kohl Center and the Natatorium in outdoor tents. 

Voters must present a valid form of photo ID to be issued an absentee ballot at these sites, like a Wisconsin driver's license or U.S. passport. A UW-Madison WisCard does not count as a valid form of photo ID. 

According to the city clerk, voters can also register to vote at these locations if they bring a valid proof of residence, such as a recent utility bill. For UW students, your address on your MyUW/Student Center page counts as a valid proof of residence. 

These four campus sites add to the 16 in-person absentee voting locations across Madison that have been collecting ballots since last Tuesday.

According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, over 330,000 voters statewide have already turned in their absentee ballot and thus cast their vote in the Aug. 11 primary. 

Wisconsinites interested in previewing their ballot, registering to vote, or requesting an absentee ballot through the mail can do so online at