Let’s make voting easier for all college students.
First, let’s check — are you registered to vote?
Type your address to check your registration status and research your ballot:
Midterm Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Why Bother, Wisconsin?
Why Bother, Wisconsin? is an alliance of colleges and universities in the state, dedicated to making it easier for college students to vote while others make it more difficult.
We’re turning Election Day into a class-free day of civic action, and calling on other schools to do the same.
Wisconsin recently passed a raft of voter restriction laws. The ease of voting — or difficulty — directly affects turnout. We want to make it as easy as possible for college students (and everyone) to vote, and then make it a habit forever.
But why bother? I do vote, but then politicians don’t keep their promises.
Yep. True. Thankfully, we only elect people for short periods of time, and voting is the first step to holding politicians accountable. If they don’t keep their promises, then you have the opportunity to vote against them next time.
Why cancel classes?
Democracies around the world make Election Day a national holiday, but the United States never has. By canceling classes, students can make voting a priority, as well as become election judges and give rides to the polls.
How can I get involved?
To join the Why Bother? Campaign and increase college voter turnout, please contact email@example.com.