Voter Registration and Elections Learn More
- Voter ID Update, September 12, 2014
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed the injunction on the Wisconsin voter photo ID law, allowing the state to enforce the law in the November 4 election. See this Election Law blog from expert Rick Hasen, written earlier today, on why it would be a "very bad idea" to change the rules for election administration so close to an election.
Our appreciation goes out to our friends at ACLU, League of United Latin American Citizens and The Advancement Project for their advocacy in the federal courts. This is not the final ruling on this case!
Fortunately, Wisconsin has a tradition of high turnout, because we believe in having a say in our government. The League of Women Voters will work very hard in the next seven weeks to educate voters about the new requirements. In addition, our 17 local Leagues will be holding candidate forums and interviews to familiarize voters with the candidates and their positions.
With this late change in election procedures, the League needs more volunteers across the state to observe the voting process and watch for any signs of eligible citizens being disenfranchised. Sign up to be an LWV election observer.
Can't take the time to be an election observer? Support the League's work with a secure, tax-deductible online contribution. Thank you for helping to make democracy work in Wisconsin!
Events Learn More
- Fall Membership Orientation, Oct. 12; Fall General Meeting on Infrastructure, Oct. 25
How To Register and Vote in Wisconsin Learn More
Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on all aspects of the election process.
Election Calendar Learn More
- Upcoming Fall 2014 Elections
Why Should I Vote? Learn More
- Many people today are disenchanted with the democratic process and stay home on Election Day. They believe that their vote makes no difference and they can't possibly have an impact on the electoral process. But, one vote makes a difference...
Statement of Nonpartisanship Learn More
- The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, nonprofit political organization.
Wed., Oct 15:
Deadline to register in a registration drive or by mail. You can register in person until Oct.31 at your municipal clerk's office or on Election day at your polling place.
Mon., Oct. 20-Fri., Oct. 24: Early voting at municipal clerk's office (or at location picked by the clerk). You can register at the same time you early vote.
Mon., Oct 27-Fri., Oct. 31: Early Voting continues.
Fri., Oct. 31: Deadline to request an absentee ballot.
Fri., Oct 31: Last day for early voting.
Tues., Nov. 4: General Election
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