Milwaukee – Ahead of the February 16 primary elections, the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County today published its online Spring 2021 Voter Guide via the nonpartisan election resource VOTE411.org. This “one-stop shop” for election information provides simple, easy tools to help Wisconsin voters navigate the voting process. VOTE411.org provides candidate information and views on issues, polling place information, 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.” Locally, the League of Women Voters posed questions to all candidates running in Milwaukee and Waukesha county-wide races, in municipal and school district races in Milwaukee County, and in municipal races in several Waukesha County communities.
The Spring 2021 Primary Voter Guide contains candidate answers from those competing in spring primary races for Milwaukee County Supervisor, District 10; Greendale Village Board; and local school boards: Franklin; Greendale; Milwaukee School Board Districts 4 and 5; Nicolet High School; Oak Creek-Franklin; and West Allis-West Milwaukee. Their responses join those of primary candidates for State Superintendent of Instruction and State Senate District 13, gathered by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.
“November elections typically generate a great deal of interest; protecting and strengthening our democracy, however, is a year-round activity,” Creer said. “Good government, representative government begins at the local level.” There will be some 83 local positions up for election in April, including mayors, alderpersons, village presidents and trustees, school board members, municipal judges, and circuit court judges.
“We encourage voters to visit VOTE411.org to make a voting plan so they are prepared to vote confidently on February 16, whether they choose to vote absentee prior to the election or in person on election day.” Voters may request an absentee ballot at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
The League of Women Voters works closely with local elections officials throughout the country to compile the information for VOTE411. VOTE411 helps millions of voters nation-wide each year—many of them young people and first-time voters—learn about candidate stances, look up what’s on their ballot, find their polling place, and more.
In addition to VOTE411, the League encourages active participation in government by conducting voter registration drives and candidate forums, get-out-the-vote social media messaging, and educational public forums on critical public policy issues.