Badgers Vote Toolkit

Toolkit for Big Ten Voting Challenge

Goal: To use a fun competition with other Big Ten Schools to increase voting rates and civic participation among UWMadison students. We’ll do this by raising awareness of the importance of the vote, as well as spreading the specific details about registering and voting.

How: On campus voting events, social media campaign, articles on campus websites and publications, short election movies shown at athletic events, at on-campus movies and elsewhere on campus


OCTOBER 22 TO NOVEMBER 2: IN-PERSON ABSENTEE/EARLY VOTING In-person early voting on campus will be from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2, Monday through Friday, at the following times and locations:

  • Union South, noon to 6pm
  • Memorial Union, noon to 6pm
  • Student Activity Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Here are some new suggested tweets, for the week before the Nov. 6 election:

When #BadgersVote, democracy wins. Make your voice heard and cast your ballot on #ElectionDay. Your #BadgersVote also boosts Bucky in the #B1GVotes Challenge!

#BadgersVote based on where they live. On #ElectionDay, you need to vote at a specific location in your neighborhood. Find your polling place at

Don’t have a WI driver’s license or a U.S. passport? You’ll need a Voter ID to cast your #BadgersVote. Get yours for free at one of these seven locations: [link and map graphic, once we have it]
Are you ready to get out the #BadgersVote on Tuesday, Nov. 6? Find your polling place and everything else you need on



• Competition: C’mon Badgers: The Big Ten school with the best voter turnout in the November 6 election wins! And when you vote, our democracy always wins. #B1GVotes #BadgersVote

• Engagement: Calling all (Insert School, College, or Department) Badgers to get out and vote on Nov. 6! And when you vote, our democracy always wins. #B1GVotes #BadgersVote

• Engagement: Your fellow (Insert School, College, or Department) Badgers are registered to vote on Nov 6. Join them. Join your democracy! #B1GVotes #BadgersVote

• Engagement: Voting in elections gives our students a voice in the democratic process and in the decisions that affect local, state, and national issues #BadgersVote

• Details: Did you move in August? You’ll need to register to vote at your current address. Save time on Election Day and register online at Be prepared for November 6. For all #BadgersVote details, visit

• The issues and candidates: Be a knowledgeable voter and get to know the issues and candidates. See



Websites: For information on voting, To register to vote, For information on issues and candidates,

To access the Big Ten Voting Challenge handouts, logos and resources, please head to UW-Box or click on the links below to go directly to the downloadable images:

Badger Themed Big Ten Voting Challenge Logos

Vote Slide and Resources

Badgers Vote GIFS (good for social media):

1. Bucky Hand

2. Make the Difference

3. Every Vote Counts

Voting videos:

1. One-stop registration and early voting – Nov 2018 Election

2. Absentee Voting – Nov 2018 Election

3. Video from Big Ten Voting Challenge

4. Students on the Street vote

The 15 and 30-second Big Ten Challenge commercials:



UW Communications spot featuring football player David Edwards and volleyball player Tionna Williams;

UW Communications Student on the Street video about voting: