Voting


Chippewa Valley Votes registers voters
Carol Craig Was Surprised by How Little Her Students Knew About Voting. So She Helped Create Chippewa Valley Votes.

Nonpartisan group aims to fill the voter literacy gap by providing information, help to all voters.

Carl Fields, program manager at the Racine Hospitality Center and Racine-Kenosha organizer for the organization Ex-incarcerated People Organizing, sits Friday at Monument Square in downtown Racine. Fields was released from prison in 2016 but will be on extended supervision until 2033, meaning he won’t be able to cast a ballot until the 2034 midterm elections. (Photo by Pat A. Robinson)
Wisconsin Law Prevents 50,000 Citizens From Voting

Wisconsin is one of 30 states that disenfranchises people convicted of felonies who are out of prison but still on supervision.

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Plaintiff in Gerrymandering Case: ‘Vote in Order to Create a Fair System.’

Lawmakers will again reconfigure voting districts based on 2020 US Census results next year.

BLOC energizing Milwaukee voters
Even in a Pandemic, BLOC Is Energizing New Voters

Coronavirus hasn’t stopped the Milwaukee group’s voter mobilization efforts.

Roughly 2.6 million registered voters in Wisconsin began receiving absentee ballot request forms in the mail this week. The request form must be completed and returned before the actual absentee ballot is sent to the voter. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Absentee Ballot Applications Are Officially in the Mail

Anyone who wants to vote early is urged to get it, fill it out, and send it back right away.

oshkosh women's suffrage parade float
Wisconsin Prepares Celebration to Mark 100 Years of Women’s Voting Rights

State was first to ratify the 19th Amendment, but suffrage didn’t come without a long battle and many setbacks.

Marcia McCoy drops her ballot into a box outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Graphic via Denzel Boyd/Tony Dejak of AP)
Trump Is Trying to Undermine Mail-In Voting. Here Are Five Ways to Ensure Your Ballot Is Counted.

If you’re one of the many people who wants to vote-by-mail, but is nervous about doing so after Trump’s attacks on the process, there’s some good news.