League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County
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League of Women Voters Launches Nov. 3 General Election Online Voter Guide: Spanish Language Version Available for the First Time

 

By - Sep 19th, 2020 11:01 am

Milwaukee – Ahead of the November 3 partisan general election, the League of Women Voters today published its online Voter Guide on VOTE411.org.  The guide features contact information and responses from candidates running for U. S. President, Vice-President, Congress, Wisconsin State Senate, Assembly, and Milwaukee and Waukesha County-wide offices.

In keeping with the League’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals, VOTE411.org now provides instructions for use of the site in Spanish as well as English.  For the first time the U. S., Wisconsin, and Milwaukee County Leagues posed questions to the candidates in English and Spanish.

Voters may choose the English or Spanish language version of VOTE411.  Should they choose Spanish, they will see both the description of the elective office and the candidate questions and responses in Spanish. If the candidate responds only in English, the voter will see the English answer.

Each candidate’s responses, whether in English or Spanish, are posted verbatim in the candidate’s own words.

VOTE411.org, is an award-winning nonpartisan online election resource, a “one-stop shop” for election information with simple, easy tools to help Wisconsin voters navigate the voting process. VOTE411.org provides candidate information and views on issues, polling place locations, and other helpful election information for voters nationwide.

“With limited opportunities to learn about the candidates in person, the League’s VOTE411.org online Voter Guide is especially important for voters during the pandemic,” said Peggy Creer, President of the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County. “VOTE411 is the nation’s premiere nonpartisan online election resource.”

The information available on VOTE411 helps thousands of Wisconsin voters each year — many of them young and first-time voters — learn about candidate stances, look up what’s on their ballot, find their polling place, and more.  “Leading up to last spring’s general election, 27,820 voters throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties viewed our online Voter Guide,” Creer said. “With the inclusion of presidential, congressional and state senate and assembly district candidates, as well as candidates for Milwaukee and Waukesha County-wide races, we expect that number to grow dramatically.”

The League of Women Voters encourages voters to visit VOTE411.org and make a voting plan so they are prepared to cast their vote confidently on November 3, whether they choose to vote absentee prior to the election, or in-person on election day. Due to the pandemic, voting by mail is a safe alternative to in-person voting. Voters may request an absentee ballot at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee.

The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County is a grass roots, nonpartisan political organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. In addition to VOTE411, the League conducts voter registration drives and candidate forums, and provides get-out-the-vote social media messaging.

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