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Preparing for the November Election - Know Your Rights

As with every election, Your Vote Counts.  You have the Right and the Duty to Vote.  As you prepare for the November Elections, I thought I would share some resources with you.

A series of educational videos were made by many individuals I have worked with while advocating. These short videos explain your rights.  The entire series was made prior to the Voter ID law being challenged and is currently in the Court system.  As a reminder, Voter ID is NOT required at this time (8/12/12).  If you are told otherwise, please contact the the following organizations right away:

Wisconsin State Elections Board          866-868-3947

Disability Rights Wisconsin                    800-928-8778 (Madison)                                                                                                                                                 800-708-3034 (Milwaukee)                                                                                                                                             877-338-3724  (Rice Lake)    

Here is the link to the videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/WIDisabilityVote/videos?sort=da&view=0

For more information on your Rights, you can visit the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition: http://www.disabilityvote.org/

With the changes of some voting districts, there has been some confusion on where individuals actually vote.  The Government Accountability Board has a great website: Wisconsin Voter Public Access (https://vpa.wi.gov/mainpage.aspx?Language=en-us) that can assist with your questions.  Another piece of this website, is it that you can see a sample ballot.  I saw it during a presentation last night, but I could not see it today when I entered my personal information.  But when the ballot is listed, you have the opportunity to educate your self on all of the candidates running in your district prior to the election.

I hope that every eligible voter exercises their Right and gets out and votes in November.

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