Elections matter! Use your vote to take action. April 5th will include important local elections and a statewide Supreme Court race. Primaries will also be held that day for the spring special election to take place May 3rd, 2011. The special election is to fill seats in Assembly Districts 60, 83 and 94. Those seats became vacant when the legislators accepted positions in the Walker Administration.
It is important to remember that, while new legislation regarding voter ID is under consideration, as of now no new legislation has been passed. Therefore, current Wisconsin law does not require registered voters to show ID before voting. Detailed voter registration information can be found on the Government Accountability Board website at: http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/voters. The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Fund issued a press release March 28th clarifying that there are No New ID Requirements for April 5 Election. See the press release at: http://www.lwvwi.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=C75aatWeZf0%3D&tabid=41&mid=399
Andrea Kaminski, the Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Fund stated, "“If there is anything we have learned in Wisconsin in the past few months, it is that elections matter. We need competent, responsive local government officials to deal with budget cutbacks fairly. We need an independent judiciary to interpret the law with openness and impartiality. The voters who turn out for this election will have a voice in how the difficult issues we are dealing with are played out."