Midterm elections tend to be historically less well-attended than presidential elections. This year, however, may be different. Many news outlets are predicting that 2014 will be the most expensive midterm election ever, which may lead to a larger voter turnout.
Before you head to the polls, be sure to check out the sites below to help you do research on candidates, political issues and voting basics. Of course, voting is one of your basic rights as an American, and any election that impacts your county or state officials is made all the more important. Feel free to use the Law Library's resources to learn more about the electoral process and any legal issues that elections may cause!
Resources for voters:
Find out where your polling place is located: https://myvote.wi.gov/
Read about the positions of the candidates running for governor, attorney general, and many more: http://wisconsinvote.org/candidates-and-races
Recent changes to Wisconsin Election Laws: https://www.countyofdane.com/election/changes.aspx
Frequently Asked Questions about voting in Dane County: https://www.countyofdane.com/election/faq.aspx
Find out what will be on your ballot (directions are posted on site to enter your address for ballot samples): https://myvote.wi.gov/Voter/InformationAboutVoting.aspx
Remember that on October 9th, the Supreme Court ruled that Wisconsin voters do not need to show a photo ID to vote on November 4th.
Submitted by Kristopher Turner on November 5, 2014
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