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Take Action on National Voter Registration Day

09/22/2020 11:33:42 AM

Sep22

Civic Engagement Action Team

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This week we celebrate National Voter Registration Day. Now is the time to make sure you are registered to vote and that friends and family are registered too. Read on for more information, including Temple Beth El members who can come to your house to witness your absentee ballot. Volunteer with our TBE team to help register people and get out the vote!

Here’s what you can do this week:

  • Register to vote: Go to myvote.wi.us to make sure you’re registered at your current address. Reach out to your friends who are students, senior citizens, and people with health and transportation limitations to make sure they are registered and have a plan for voting. Wisconsin voters can register online or in person until October 14. You can also register at the polls, but don’t wait! In Madison, you can register to vote and drop off your absentee ballot in any city park on Saturday, September 26, and Saturday, October 3, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • Request an absentee ballot: You can use myvote.wi.us to request an absentee ballot from the clerk of your city or municipality. To avoid delay, request your ballot in September (again, don’t put it off!). You can return your ballot through the mail or drop it off at the polls on election day. Many cities have drop boxes and other collection options available. Check your city clerk’s website for additional options. For Madison voters, there is a wealth of information here.
  • Get your ballot witnessed: Two TBE members, Robin Sweet and John Grande, will come to the house of any voter who needs to get their absentee ballot witnessed in a socially distanced manner. You can contact them to set up a time at 608-469-7469 or roisweet@aol.com.
  • Learn what’s on your ballot: The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin has published its Fall Voter Guide at VOTE411.org. Voters visiting the site can type in their address and see information about the candidates that will be on their ballot and compare their answers to the League’s questions side by side. This year, VOTE411 provides voters information in English and in Spanish.
  • Begin early voting: Early voting in Wisconsin runs from October 20 to November 1. You can get your ballot and vote at the office of your city clerk during office hours. Many clerks offer additional options such as curbside voting, library voting, and special events. Find your city clerk on myvote.wi.us.
  • Help get out the vote: Contact Aleeza Hoffert at engage@tbemadison.org to be added to the weekly emails for our Civic Engagement Action Team. Over the next six weeks, we will have many opportunities for you to help register voters, provide information, and encourage people to vote! For the next three Wednesdays, we will be phone banking and text banking with voters in Florida, Wisconsin, and Colorado. Come give us a hand!
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