Vote

Vote as if your life depends on it because it does -
Justin Dart, disability rights leader and widely considered the Father of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Why Vote?

Every day elected officials make decisions that affect our lives. They pass laws guaranteeing or restricting our rights, they enact policy that determines what our services look like, they set budgets that fund those services that we need to live in our homes, and they determine how and where we will get a public education.

Our government was designed for citizen participation, so if we don’t vote, someone else will make those important decisions without us.

Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities have fought hard for years for the right to vote. Honor their struggles and sacrifices by learning about the issues that are important to you and voting for the candidate you think best represents your views.

Remember in the Independent Living movement we believe there is no one better suited than us to make the decisions that impact our lives, voting is another way for us to say Nothing about us, without us.

Upcoming Elections

The Spring Primary Election will be Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
The Spring Election will be Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
The polls are open from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
In-person absentee (early) voting in your city/town/village clerk’s office will be from March 14 to April 2, 2017.

During the Spring Primary Election we choose finalists for our next State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals Judge (Districts 1, 2 and 4) Circuit Court Judge, and local races. The General Election will decide who will serve us as: Superintendent of Public Instruction, Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals Judge and Circuit Court Judge, in addition to local offices.

More information and FAQs.

For more information, including finding your polling place, seeing a sample ballot, and registering to vote please visit My Vote Wisconsin.

For more information about your rights, responsibilities, registering to vote, candidates on your ballot, reporting concerns about polling place accessibility, and more please visit the Wisconsin Elections and Ethics Commissions (EEC).

For questions regarding the Voter ID law, please visit the EEC site and look for “Voter ID” or Bring It Wisconsin .

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

Rev. March 2017