Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Your Vote Powers Our Future

For release: Wednesday - March 6, 2024

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The 2024 Spring General Election is fast approaching - Tuesday, April 2nd! And there are things you can take care of now to prepare for Election Day or to cast your absentee ballot in advance. Be ready for April 2nd by reviewing and sharing the information below.


Remember every election matters, and local races have a direct impact on your daily life. Your ballot may include City, Town, or Village Council; Mayor; Judges; School Board; County Board; and Alders. (Find out what is on your ballot at MyVote).The more localized the election, the more likely the people seeking elections may live in your neighborhood. Your vote matters in our state and local elections.


Register to Vote: You must be registered to vote to cast your ballot in the April 2nd Spring Election. Register online at by Wednesday, March 13. After that date, you can register with your municipal clerk in advance or register at your polling place on Election Day. 


Secure your photo ID: Visit for more information about the types of ID that can be used to vote. At this site, you can also learn about how to get a free ID to use for voting.

Choose the Way You Want to Cast Your Ballot: Make a plan to vote one of three ways that are available to all Wisconsin voters:

  1. At your polling location on April 2nd,

  2. With an absentee ballot by mail,

  3. Or in person by absentee ballot via your clerk’s office or other designated location (aka early vote) beginning on Tuesday, March 19th.


Go to and make a request for your absentee ballot to be sent to you by mail in just seconds. In Wisconsin, any registered voter can vote absentee - no reasons or excuses needed. Request your ballot for the April election today. The sooner you make your request, the more likely you are to receive it and be able to send back your ballot in time for it to be counted.


You can also go to to get information about in person voting by absentee ballot from your clerk prior to Election Day (aka early vote). And you can find your polling location if you choose to vote in person on Election Day.


On Your Ballot: Get to know who wants to represent you and which candidates best represent your values and share your views before you vote. Many local papers across the state will also publish candidate interviews prior to the election. The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin will go live with on Friday, March 8.


Wisconsin's youngest voters need to stay engaged and should plan to vote in 2024. Are you a college student voting in Wisconsin? Or do you know a student who wants to vote in Wisconsin? Here is important information from the Common Cause Wisconsin website to share: Three Things College Students Need to Do To Vote in Wisconsin

Know Your Rights: Sometimes our voting situations and life circumstances require special attention. ACLU WI, Disability Rights Wisconsin, and Common Cause Wisconsin created a nonpartisan voting guide for 2024 with detailed information to assist you in understanding how you can cast your ballot. Check out and share this resource: Voting in Wisconsin: Know Your Rights

Help is just a call or email away: Voting by absentee ballot, having the correct ID, finding your polling place, and knowing the deadlines can be overwhelming, but helpful resources and people are ready to assist you.

Voters with disabilities have the right to an accessible polling place. This includes the right to use an accessible voting machine, assistance marking a ballot, and voting curbside. Call the Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline: 1-844-347-8683. Or email: Additional online resources are at the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition website

If you experience problems at the polls or have questions, there is help. Call the Election Protection hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) with your questions or to report a problem. You will receive support from nonpartisan election protection volunteers.

If you’re all set for April 2nd, consider becoming a poll worker or a nonpartisan election observer. Both are great opportunities to support your communities and democracy. 

Poll Workers: Find your clerk and reach out to see if poll workers are needed in your municipality.


Election Observers: The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin will provide you with online training (beginning March 19), a reporting form, a polling place assignment with flexible shifts, and an Election Day hotline number for questions or to report a problem. Sign up TODAY!

Our local democracies are as important as our state and federal elections for democracy. Plan to vote in this Spring's Election. Your vote powers our future.


Jay Heck
608/512-9363 (cell)

Common Cause in Wisconsin
152 Johnson St, Suite 212
Madison, WI 53703

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