Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Wisconsin university offering free voter ID cards

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

With many states requiring voter ID cards, and if you’re a student, proof of enrollment, some colleges are offering students free cards that will enable them to vote.

Case in point is the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The university is offering students a voter ID card, good for two years, that includes the student’s photo, address and a university logo.


Wisconsin’s new voter identification law requires a photo ID, such as a driver license, and proof of enrollment.

Since more than half of the university’s 9,300 students live out of state, which means they don’t have a Wisconsin driver license, they would need the university-provided photo ID in order to vote.

For proof of enrollment, they need to log onto their student account and download a form that verifies enrollment. [end] 

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The university has sent letters to those it believes have been affected after one of its campuses fell victim to computer theft. UCSF reported that unencrypted desktop computers were stolen on January 11 from the UCSF Family Medicine Center in Lakeshore, Calif.

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