Oct 12 2010

Election News

Posted by DAWN at 2:38 PM
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- Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | DAWN Website Updates

  1. Voter Registration Information
  2. Candidate Information
  3. Second U.S. Senate Debate

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1. Voter Registration Information

If you are not registered to vote and plan to register by mail, you must do so by Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Your registration must be postmarked by that date. Recent changes in election law have moved this date forward.

After Wednesday, October 13, 2010 you can register in person either at your local clerk’s office or on Election Day at the polls.

You will need to provide evidence of where you live and who you are.  So bring a utility bill or some other document showing your name and address, current lease, Wisconsin driver’s license or identification card.  If none of these are possible, bring your Social Security number and a friend who lives in the same voting district who can verify your address.

If there has been any change in your status or eligibility since the last election such as if you moved or changed your name, you will likely have to register in order to vote in the coming election. You need to have lived at your current address for at least 10 days.

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2. Candidate Information

WisconsinEye, the public interest media in Wisconsin, is compiling candidate information for the election in three weeks. Some of the information is interviews with the candidates and other is coverage of debates/forums.

Of particular interest to the disability and aging communities is their coverage of two debates/forums held in Green Bay on July 29th and 30th and in Wausau on October 6th.

The complete list of coverage offers information about many of the candidates who are running for both statewide and local offices.  Check it to help you get a better idea of who the candidates are and what they stand for.  Note that some of the candidates listed were defeated in the September primary election.

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3. U.S. Senate Debate

WisPolitics has coverage of the second debate held Monday, October 11, 2010 in Wausau between Republican Ron Johnson and Democrat Russ Feingold.

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