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Big Ten Voting Challenge

Getting out the vote will be the goal of organizers at UW-Madison, with the university competing in the Big Ten Voting Challenge.

Getting the vote out will be paramount on the UW-Madison campus this year, as the state’s flagship university goes for the Big Ten voting trophy.

UW-Madison is competing in the Big Ten Voting Challenge, a non-partisan effort to mobilize registration and turnout at all 14 schools in the Big Ten Conference.

Trophies will be handed out to the universities with the highest voter turnouts and most improved turnouts.

Elections in 2018 in Wisconsin include the spring primary on Feb. 20, the spring election on April 3, the fall primary on Aug. 14 and the general election on Nov. 6.

Two absentee voting/registration sites will be in place on campus from Monday through next Friday, one at the Student Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the other at Union South from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Voting information for students is available online at vote.wisc.edu.

Students who don’t have valid identification, such as a Wisconsin driver’s license, state ID, U.S. passport, etc., can get a voter-compliant ID card, available at the Wiscard Office at Union South from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

On election days in February, April and November, a second voter ID site will be set up in the Gordon Dining and Event Center.

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Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.