With 1,457,017 Wisconsinites not voting this past election, Ask.Learn.Vote made five steps to make voting easier in hopes of making Election Day more accessible to all Wisconsinites.
- Register early! One thing that slows down voting centers and polling locations is when the volunteers must assist with voter registration. This can cause long lines and more waiting time at the polls. Registering early can help cut down the time you will spend at the polls.
- Check your ID! To vote in elections in Wisconsin, you must present an eligible ID to obtain your ballot. This includes your Driver’s License, Passport, Military ID, among other state or nationally issues IDs (for a complete list, see our page on Acceptable Forms of Voter IDs).
- Find time on Election Day! Did you know that as a Wisconsinite, you have the right to leave work to go cast your ballot? Prior to election day, speak with your employer and plan so you can make your vote matter. Worried about transportation? Many campaigns offer transportation to help get people to the polls. Call around and see which campaigns are offering free rides!
- Mark it on your calendar! Although most calendars mark Election Day, make sure you have reminders prior to the actual day.
- Bring a friend! Peer pressure can be a strong motivator, encourage a friend to register early and come vote with you on election day.