Protect the Vote so Wisconsin voters have free access to safe and secure elections.

At Common Cause Wisconsin, we are committed to defending voting rights, making the ballot box accessible for all eligible voters, and safeguarding our voting systems to guarantee accurate and fair elections. Every election year, we mobilize volunteers to help our fellow Wisconsinites navigate the voting process and cast their votes without obstruction, confusion, or intimidation.

Our nonpartisan voter protection program seeks to ensure every eligible voter who wants to vote can do so, and every vote is counted accurately. This program is not affiliated with any party, candidate, or issue campaign.

You can use our voting tools to verify your voter registration, find out if you are eligible to vote, register to vote, get election reminders and more.

Election Observers

Trained election observers are an integral part of election protection, as these volunteers play a key role in ensuring Wisconsin elections are safe and secure, and that all eligible voters have free and easy access to the ballot box.

In collaboration with our Election Protection coalition partners, Common Cause in Wisconsin recruits volunteers to serve as nonpartisan election observers. Our partners at the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin provide training and resources to the volunteers, so volunteers are prepared on Election Day for what to monitor and to take notes in polling locations, answer voter questions, and connect with trained legal advisers for additional assistance. If you’re interested in being an nonpartisan election observer, sign up through Protect the Vote and we’ll contact you about these opportunities in Wisconsin.

Poll Workers

Poll workers are vital to making the voting process safe, secure, and smooth. We help to recruit poll workers across the state. If you’re able, consider becoming a poll worker. Your community may need more of them (and you can be a poll worker anywhere within your county in Wisconsin).

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a poll worker, please sign up through Protect the Vote or contact your municipal clerk directly about the opportunities in your community.

Other Roles

We also run other Election Protection programs out of Protect the Vote, such as social media monitoring, rides to the polls, reaching out to voters through phonebanking and textbanking, and more. Sign up as a volunteer today!

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