Get Ready (and help others!) to Vote in 2016

Voting is a right
you can't afford to lose. 

The 2016 elections will be the first statewide contests in which a voter photo ID will be required in order to cast a ballot. If you have a Wisconsin driver's license, this might seem like no big deal. But for those who don't, this is a very big deal.

If we hope to amplify our voices so that they will have the greatest impact, we must help ensure that every eligible voter in the state has the ID they need in order to vote.

Sounds like a pretty tall order. It is, but we can do this.

If we all do the three things listed below, we have a real shot at achieving the level of eligibility for Wisconsinites to be able to vote that we will need to prevail over the corrupt status quo:

1. Check to see that you are registered to vote at your current address. If you are not, please don’t put it off, register now.

Look over this Voter ID fact sheet to ensure you have a photo ID that can be used as a voter ID. If you do not – again, don't put it off. Follow the steps on the back of that sheet and get an ID. Now.

Ask between 15 and 20 people you know (family, friends, neighbors, anyone!) if they have an acceptable form of ID for voting, and if they don’t, help them get one. (If they don't have a ride to the DMV, offer to take them!) Make it your mission to be responsible for 15-20 other citizens having the ID they need to cast a ballot in the August 9th primary and November 8th general election.

BONUS Step: Share the link to this page on Facebook, Twitter, online forums – anywhere and any way you think helpful. Email it to your friends – and encourage others to share this page and the links below to downloadable pdf versions of our one-page voter ID fact sheets for:

All Eligible Wisconsin Voters
(click here for Spanish Language version)

Senior Citizens
(click here for Spanish Language version)

College Students

Don't put this off. The stakes are too high.

The time to take pro-active, positive steps to reclaim Wisconsin for the citizens of the state is now.

IF YOU ARE A COLLEGE STUDENT: most students already have a Wisconsin driver license or one of the other acceptable forms of photo ID for voting pictured below.

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We urge students who do not have one of the other acceptable forms of photo ID pictured left to look up their institution NOW on the appropriate list linked below to find out if their current student ID is an acceptable form of voter photo ID in order to be able to cast a ballot in the August primary and November general election. If it is not, then you can also determine if you are able to obtain a school-issued voter photo ID from your school and how to do so.

The standard student ID at only three of the University of Wisconsin's 13 four-year schools and at seven of the state's 23 private colleges can be used as a voter photo ID.

Remember, voting is a right none of us can afford to lose. Make sure you are ready to vote NOW!

See our latest list of organizations/individual volunteers offering free rides to the polls!

Updated 10-25-2016