From Common Cause Wisconsin:
What you need to know to vote in next Tuesday’s spring election.
Next Tuesday, April 2nd, Wisconsinites will head to the polls to choose a new Wisconsin Supreme Court justice to replace retiring Justice Shirley Abrahamson. Voters will also have the opportunity to select new school board members and other local officials – individuals who make decisions that can have a direct and profound impact on your local community.
If you think that nonpartisan elections are “no big deal,” make no mistake – every election matters.
Further, because Spring elections tend to have lower turnout, your vote carries even more weight in determining the election’s outcome.
So please do not miss this chance to make your voice heard at the ballot box in a big way. Look over the information below to make sure you have what you need to vote in this important election.
When you vote, you will need to present one of the acceptable forms of photo ID for voting pictured left. (Click image to enlarge)
If you already have a Wisconsin driver license or one of the other acceptable forms of ID for voting, then you’re “ID ready.” Just remember to bring it with you when you head to your polling place!
What if you don’t have an acceptable ID for voting on Election Day?
You can ask for AND vote with a provisional ballot. But, for your ballot to be counted, you MUST either come back to your polling place with an acceptable form of ID before it closes at 8:00 pm on Tuesday OR bring your ID to your municipal clerk’s office by 4:00 pm the Friday after the election (April 5th).
For more information about voter photo ID – and how to get a free ID if you don’t have an ID acceptable for voting – see our downloadable voter ID fact sheet. Or visit the Wisconsin Election Commission’s voter photo ID website: Bring It to the Ballot
If you don’t have an acceptable ID for voting and need help getting one, contact one of these Voter ID Hotline #s: 608/285-2141 or 414/882-8622.
Are you a college student planning to use your student ID for voting?
If you do not have one of the other forms of photo ID pictured above, and you are a college student hoping to use your student ID and a proof of enrollment document as your “voter ID,” look up your school NOW on the appropriate list linked below to see if your current student ID is an acceptable form of ID for voting. If your student ID cannot be used for voting, you can find out if a separate school-issued “voter photo ID” is available and how to get one.
Check to see if you are registered to vote at your current address. If you are not, be sure to bring a proof of residence document (hard copy or electronic on your cell phone or tablet) when you go to the polls on Tuesday so that you can register there.
Where is your polling place?
To find out where to go to cast your ballot, visit the “Find My Polling Place” page on the Wisconsin Election Commission’s My Vote Wisconsin website and type in your address.
What’s on your ballot?
Visit the Wisconsin Election Commission’s “What’s on My Ballot” page and type in your address to see a sample ballot.
Please don’t sit out this chance to strengthen the health of democracy in our state. Get ready and go vote!