You’re a college student who has come home for the summer. You’re planning to vote in the June 5 recall election using your parents’ home as your residence. You might be turned away. A change in the state’s voting law and the timing of this election means you might have to vote back in Platteville, Whitewater, Oshkosh or Superior, if you attended college in those cities and if you registered to vote there. “My fear is they’re going to get to the polls on Tuesday (June 5) and be told they can’t vote,” Rock County Clerk Lori Stottler said.
The key is where you are registered to vote. If you have never registered to vote, or if your last voter registration was in your home town, then you can vote at home. State law considers your college address to be temporary and allows you to vote in your home town. But if your last voter registration was back in your college town, and if you moved home after May 9, then voting just got complicated. You can either drive back to your college town to vote or you can vote through the mail by absentee ballot.