Get out and vote in the Wisconsin Supreme Court primary.
A crucial primary election that will help decide Wisconsin's next state supreme court justice is being held tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21.
Four candidates will be on the ballot. The two with the most votes will advance to the General Election on April 4. The candidates are Jennifer Dorow, Daniel Kelly, Everett Mitchell, and Janet Protasiewicz. Get to know more about them. <[link removed]> Please note: This link will take you to a third-party website, vote411.org.
The winner will help decide the state's most pressing constitutional questions – cases involving reproductive freedom, voting rights, LGBTQ+ equality, criminal justice, and more.
As you make plans to make your way to the polls tomorrow, here's what you need to consider:
Are you registered to vote? Even if you missed the deadline to register to vote online, you can still register in person at your polling place. <[link removed]> Just remember to bring proof of residence <[link removed]> with you (it's OK if it's electronic – like on your phone).
Bring your ID - You'll need a photo ID to cast your vote. Learn which forms of ID are acceptable. <[link removed]> If you don't have the ID you need to vote, you can get one for free at the DMV even if you don't have documents like a birth certificate.
If you have an absentee ballot, return it (but don't mail it) - If you have an absentee ballot, follow the instructions provided to fill it out properly. Remember that you need a witness! The witness must watch you complete the ballot, you and your witness must sign the envelope, and your witness must write their full address on it.
You can hand deliver your absentee ballot to your clerk's office, polling place, or central count location if your community uses one. You must return it by 8 p.m. tomorrow.
Voters with disabilities can have someone help them return their ballot. Find more information on absentee ballot return assistance from Disability Rights Wisconsin. <[link removed]>
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is the most powerful judicial body in our state, and whoever is elected to serve as our next justice will have a monumental impact on our civil rights and civil liberties. Every vote matters in this election, so get out and vote!