Aug 10 2012

Vote Tuesday and Make a Difference

Posted by Chris Thomas-Cramer at 7:57 PM
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- Categories: Advocacy | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Primary Election on Tuesday, August 14

Primaries select the candidates that can represent each party in the November election. You have the power to decide which candidates should run for office in your district. Statewide over 100 seats are up for election this year. Many seats are having primary elections due to legislators retiring and legislative redistricting.

Important Reminders about Election Day:

  • Photo identification is not required to vote.
  • Voters will be asked to sign the poll book. If you are unable to sign because of a disability, simply inform the poll worker. If they still want you to sign the poll book, you will need to bring a doctor’s note by Friday, August 17 for your vote to count.
  • Voters can register at their polling place on Election Day. You will have to provide a form of identification and proof of residency, such as a paycheck or utility bill with your name and address. If you do not have an identification card you will need to provide the last four digits of your social security number. The Governmental Accountability Board has more information. If you are already registered you do not have to provide these documents.
  • Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received in the municipal clerk’s office by 4:00 pm on Friday, August 17.
  • Voters may only vote for candidates of one party in the primary. You do not have to be registered with a specific party to vote in that party’s primary.

General Information about Voting:

  • If you have a guardian, you have the right to vote unless a court has taken it away.
  • If you are registered to vote, poll workers cannot deny you the right to vote.

Candidates for Office:

  • One U.S. Senate seat and two U.S. Congressional Representatives will have primaries with numerous candidates.  
  • All state representatives and half of state senators are up for election.
  • Local offices are also up for election.
  • A sample ballot for your district can be viewed under the voter search tab on the Wisconsin Voter Public Access site.

Call the Disability Vote hotline if you have problems or questions at 1-800-928-8778.

Thank you for voting!

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