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Voting Early has Started! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Martha Laning   
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 13:13

voteMADISON - Early voting started yesterday across Wisconsin! It is important that we all get to the polls, so why not do so long before election day?

Voting is easy - just register, find your municipal clerks office, and bring a photo ID!

Just a few tips and facts to make voting easier:

Dates: You can vote early between March 21 and April 1 (early voting is not available on Saturdays and Sundays)

Where to vote: Find your municipal clerks office here to find hours and location and then head over to cast your ballot

Photo ID: This includes forms of government ID like drivers licenses or Veterans IDs. You can find all the accepted forms of ID here

We have an opportunity to begin putting Wisconsin back on the right path - and it starts right now!

 
Milwaukee Poll Workers, Observers Statewide Needed for April 5 Vote PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:08

votersMADISON - I’m urging you to vote in the April 5 elections. There is a very important state supreme court race -- go to our Campaign Profiles 2016 to view candidates' campaign finance summaries -- along with the presidential primaries. So please go to the polls on April 5 or skip the lines and vote this week. Early voting is available at your city clerk’s office all this week and next. Remember: Bring your photo ID along.

And here are two other ways you can help make democracy work during this election.

First,
Because of higher turnout than expected, the City of Milwaukee issued a call for more poll workers.

Qualifications include:

  • Must be qualified to vote
  • Reside in Milwaukee County (not limited to the City of Milwaukee)
  • Proficient reading and writing skills and the ability to quickly process instructions
  • The ability to work well with the public

Election workers receive $130 in compensation for working a full day or $65 for working half day (AM or PM shift), plus $15 for attending training.

If you’re interested, complete an online application at www.milwaukee.gov/election.

And second, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is looking for election observers to be their eyes and ears at the polls in cities, villages and towns across the state. They will be monitoring whether new election laws are being uniformly applied statewide. In particular, they will be watching for signs of voters being disenfranchised by election laws or election administration procedures. The League will provide online training and a packet of materials to support your work. Use this link to sign up if you can help the League out with the April 5 primary. 
http://www.lwvwi.org/VotingElections/ElectionObserverVolunteerForm.aspx

Thanks for doing your part to help make every vote count.

 
Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling Endorses Hillary Clinton for President PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jennifer Shilling, State Senator 32nd District   
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 10:10

jennifer-shilling-clinton-2016LA CROSSE, WI – As a fearless advocate for women, children, and working families, Hillary Clinton is the leader I trust most to advance our shared progressive values. Hillary has demonstrated that she not only has a vision, but a plan, to unite our country and strengthen our middle class.

From expanding economic opportunities and preventing gun violence, to making college more affordable and defending a women’s right to access reproductive health care, Hillary has laid out a comprehensive agenda designed to help everyone succeed. I am entirely confident in her ability to hit the ground running on day one, advance our shared progressive values and keep American families safe.

While our nation continues to face challenges at home and abroad, Hillary has a lifetime of experience fighting against discrimination, injustice and inequality. There is no one more uniquely qualified and experienced than Hillary to lead our country into the future.

Just like strong women are making history in the Wisconsin State Senate, Hillary Clinton is on the verge of making history as the first woman nominee for President of the United States. While it has taken 240 years to get to this moment in our nation’s history, I’m proud to say, without any hesitation: “I’m with her!”

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Jennifer Shilling serves as the Wisconsin Senate Democratic Leader. She represents the 32nd State Senate District which includes La Crosse, Vernon, Crawford, and part of Monroe Counties. Wisconsin’s presidential primary election is April 5, 2016.

 
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