By Barbara Young —
The gubernatorial elections, in which the governor will be elected, is coming up on Nov. 4th. Stout Student Association wants to ensure all students get the chance to exercise their right to vote. In order to do this, the organization has erected voter registration booths throughout campus to help politically savvy students get their vote on.
Now through Oct. 15, students can register to vote every day in the Memorial Student Center from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. There is also a booth located in Merle M. Price Commons at the bottom of the stairs that lead up to the dining hall.
“Anyone who is a resident of Menomonie and a citizen of the United States can register to vote in the next election,” said Shelby Schuppe, University Student Senate director of organizational affairs.
Any student who currently has a Menomonie zip code (54751) as their current address can register at these booths. This includes students who live in residence halls and off-campus housing.
“In order to register, students must change their residence to their Menomonie address, which can be found on Access Stout,” Schuppe said. “When voting, students will be required to bring a photo I.D. which consists of a Wisconsin driver’s license, an I.D. obtained from the Campus Card Office or a federal photo I.D., along with the completed voter enrollment form that will be located on Access Stout.”
To help students register there will be student special registration deputies and SSA members working each table.
After Oct. 15, students will have to register at their polling locations.
“Voting in Menomonie is important because it develops a good representation of our student population,” Schuppe said, “and also helps elect officials that affect decisions on campus.”