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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mailbag; More Election Information

ink to print out the absentee ballot request from the clerk's website: http://www.cityofmadison.com/election/absenteeVoting/documents/AbsenteeBallotRequest-2012.pdf DATA FROM LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS AND REQUEST AT BOTTOM FOR HELP MONITORING ELECTION You can still register to vote at your municipal clerk's office before the election or at your polling place on Election Day. Bring an official proof of residence document. To register, you will be asked to provide the number of your Wisconsin Driver's License or Wisconsin ID, if you have one. If you do not have one, you may provide the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. If you don't have any of these numbers, your clerk will assign a voter number for you. These IDs will not be needed to vote, once you are registered. If you are one of the many registered voters who are moving between May 8 and June 5 (students, this applies to you!), you will be able to vote in your old voting district. You can do this in person at your old polling place on Election Day or by absentee ballot before the election. You must request an absentee ballot from your municipal clerk. You can do this in person at your clerk's office before the close of business on Friday, June 1, or you can cast an absentee ballot by mail. Click here for instructions on requesting and casting an absentee ballot. Be sure to follow the instructions very carefully, or your vote might not be counted! Today the gubernatorial recall election campaigns are a-buzz about Wisconsin job numbers. Thirty-second TV ads don't tell the story! For differing views, see the press release from the Department of Workforce Development and an analysis by Forbes Magazine contributor Rick Ungar. Click here for the website Alice in Political Land, a web-based radio talk show. Recent interviews include one by Madison author and consultant Peggy Wireman with the LWV-WI executive director about new voting laws. If you can spare a couple of hours on Election Day, help the League monitor the June 5 election. Click here for information about our election observer program and an online volunteer sign-up form. You don't need to be a League member to be an observer. The League will provide training, a packet of materials and a polling place assignment. Find the League on Facebook! Like How to register and absentee vote; how to evaluate jobs numbers on Facebook Your contribution to the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network will help make democracy work in Wisconsin! Make a secure online donation or download a printable contribution form here.

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