Voting/Elections


VOTE NOVEMBER 6TH

Vote Tuesday, November 6, in this very important election. You can vote early. Check with your local municipal clerk’s office. Remember to bring your voter ID. You can use your driver’s license or your passport.If you need a voter ID, you can get one free at your local DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles). In Wisconsin, you have the right to leave work to vote. You must tell your employer at least a day in advance. You can take up to 3 hours of unpaid time off.Your employer can set the time for you to leave work. Remember, it is the law in Wisconsin ...

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Wisconsin’s Other Choices

Electing a governor or president gets a lot of press attention. Voters have plenty of opportunity to learn about these candidates. But in a federal system of government, like ours, other state and local offices are also important. Too often these “down ballot” candidates don't get the attention they deserve. Often people going to the polls don't even know who is running for these offices. They don't know the qualifications, political philosophy, or agenda of these candidates. They don't know what difference one candidate or the other might make. In short, they can't ...

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Nine Communities Vote on Big Money in Politics

Nine Communities will vote to reclaim democracy from moneyed interests.On Tuesday, November 6th, Wisconsin residents in nine communities will vote on whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only humans should have constitutional rights and that money is not the same as speech and political spending can be limited to allow all Americans to participate in the democratic process.Voters will cast ballots in Jackson, Sauk and Wood counties, the villages of Readstown, Westfield and Weston, and the towns of Kickapoo, Rib Mountain and Vermont.If all vote ...

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More Wisconsin Choices November 6th

This article is for voters of northwest Wisconsin and continues our look at the other candidates on the November 6th ballot.Wisconsin Assembly Democrat Nick Milroy is the incumbent in the 73rd Assembly district (most of Douglas County). He has been elected to three terms and is unopposed in this election. Nick has been a biology teacher and has worked as a biologist for state, federal, and tribal agencies. Nick is a strong advocate for people and the environment.Beth Meyers is the Democratic, two term incumbent representative for Assembly district 74 (Bayfield, ...

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CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR SPEAK FOR EDUCATION

WSAA (Wisconsin State Administrators Alliance) has asked both candidates Tony Evers and Scott Walker to answer these questions for education in Wisconsin.Scott Walker has not responded.Tony Evers has given the following answers:You can read the entire interview at this link:http://www.wsaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Evers-Answers-2.pdf1. What is your motivation to be Wisconsin’s governor?I’m running for governor because I believe what is best for our kids is best for our state. I love Wisconsin, and I’ve had the privilege of living and ...

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Vote November 6

Vote Tuesday, November 6, in this very important election. You can vote early. Check with your local municipal clerk’s office. Remember to bring your voter ID. You can use your driver’s license or your passport.If you need a voter ID, you can get one free at your local DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles). In Wisconsin, you have the right to leave work to vote. You must tell your employer at least a day in advance. You can take up to 3 hours of unpaid time off.Your employer can set the time for you to leave work. Remember, it is the law in Wisconsin ...

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Wisconsin’s Choices for Governor

According to recent newspaper stories, many Wisconsin voters don't know enough about the candidates for governor to form an opinion. A Marquette University poll says thirty eight percent are still undecided about the Democratic candidates for Governor. The August 14th primary election is one week away. If you are uninformed or undecided, this article is for you.There are eight Democrats running for governor. There are 10 on the August 14th ballot but Dana Wachs and Andy Gronik have withdrawn. This may seem confusing because all the Democratic candidates have similar ...

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VOTE ON AUGUST 14

Vote on August 14. This is a very important election. Early voting begins two weeks before. Check with your local municipal office for times.The next election in Wisconsin is the Fall Primary Election on August 14, 2018. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.Voters must be registered to vote (see VOTER REGISTRATION, below). You may register to vote at your polling place on Election Day. You must be 18 years or older.Voters who move within 10 days before the election must vote at the poll from their previous address (in person or by requesting an absentee ...

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VOTE ON AUGUST 14

Vote on August 14. This is a very important election. Early voting begins two weeks before. Check with your local municipal office for times.The next election in Wisconsin is the Fall Primary Election on August 14, 2018. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.Voters must be registered to vote (see VOTER REGISTRATION, below). You may register to vote at your polling place on Election Day. You must be 18 years or older.Voters who move within 10 days before the election must vote at the poll from their previous address (in person or by requesting an absentee ...

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ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE

The year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of women having the right to vote in the United States… let us not squander it. Years ago, I would take part in canvassing on behalf of various organizations, and I heard a lot of different things from a lot of different voters. One thing stood out as particularly troubling. Every now and then, I would happen upon a woman who would either say, “I just vote the way my husband tells me to vote,” or “I just vote the way my father tells me to vote.”The first time I heard someone say this, it shocked me. I thought ...

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