League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County
Press Release

League of Women Voters Publishes Online Voter Guide

 

By - Jul 15th, 2020 02:01 pm

Milwaukee – Ahead of the August 11 partisan primary election, the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County today published candidate responses on VOTE411.org from the two Democratic candidates competing in the August 11 primary for Milwaukee County Register of Deeds. This is the only Milwaukee County-wide contested race on the primary ballot. 

Their responses now join already published candidate responses on VOTE411.org from Wisconsin congressional and legislative district candidates appearing on the August 11 partisan primary ballot.  Each candidate’s responses are posted verbatim in the candidate’s own words.

VOTE411.org, is an award-winning “go-to” 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 voterslearn 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 congressional and state senate and assembly district candidates, as well as county-wide races for district attorney, clerk, treasurer, and register of deeds, we expect that number to grow dramatically.” 

The League of Women Voters encourages voters to visit VOTE411 and make a voting plan so they are prepared to cast their vote confidently on August 11, 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.

There are two upcoming statewide elections in Wisconsin: the August 11 partisan primary and the November 3 general election. 

The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County is a grassroots, 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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