Our vote is our voice.
The right to vote is the centerpiece of our democracy, and regardless of political party, all eligible Wisconsin citizens deserve access to free, fair and secure voting – whether they live in a suburban, rural or urban area.
Voting is a right, a privilege and a responsibility. To take that responsibility seriously, we must ensure that our elections are free and fair by safeguarding our voting systems – while at the same time, working to make voting more accessible so that eligible voters throughout Wisconsin can make their voices heard.
To that end, Common Cause in Wisconsin develops and makes available nonpartisan voter education information and resources for eligible voters across our state.
Our online voting guides give Wisconsinites vital information about voter registration and our state’s new online voter registration system – and about early absentee voting, especially helpful to seniors, those in the military, parents working two jobs, and rural voters, among others.
And we’ve put together a student voting guide that includes links to our extensive research on what college student IDs can be used as a voter ID at the polls.
We’ve also developed and continue to update voter photo ID fact sheets (in English and in Spanish) in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWV-WI), LWV-Dane County, LWV-Milwaukee – and with input from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
These fact sheets illustrate the photo IDs acceptable for voting, provide instructions on how to get an acceptable ID if voters don’t already have one, and answer frequently asked questions.
Our pieces have been shared widely online and (in hard copy) at senior centers, VA centers, public libraries, and colleges, universities, and technical schools across the state.
Together, with our partner organizations and our dedicated members and activists, we continue our work to ensure that the voices of all eligible Wisconsin voters are heard by providing critical information about what they need to do in order to cast a ballot and have their vote counted.