What's at Stake
The midterm election will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 across the country. In Wisconsin, every voter will have a chance to weigh in on who should be:
The Governor of Wisconsin is the highest-ranking elected official in the state. They have the power to sign or veto laws passed by the legislature, they appoint people to serve in judicial and statewide positions, and they set the state's policy and budget priorities.
The Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin is the first person in the order of succession behind the Governor. The Governor appoints them to various boards and commissions, and they work to advance the Governor's agenda.
US Senators write and vote on our federal laws and policies. They also vote to confirm or deny Supreme Court nominations and some of the President's cabinet members.
The Attorney General of Wisconsin leads the state's Department of Justice and is the chief legal officer for the state. They provide legal advice and representation for all state agencies.
The State Treasurer is the state's chief banker and has the ability to provide oversight on the financial transactions that involve tax dollars. They also serve as financial trustee to four trust funds and have the authority to determine the types of investments made by the funds.
Secretary of State
The Secretary of State of Wisconsin is an officer of the executive branch, and the second in the order of succession of the Governor of Wisconsin, behind the Lieutenant Governor. They play a role in preserving the integrity of our elections, and they keep records of all the official acts of the government.
Wisconsin voters will also be choosing who represents them in the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate.
Now more than ever, it's clear that elections have consequences. Who we elect will determine the direction of our state, and whether or not Wisconsin's future is one where everyone can thrive.
Health Care: Make Wisconsin Healthier for Communities of Color
Immigration: Protect Immigrant Families
Early Childhood Education: Help Every Child Get a Great Start
We all have a role to play in addressing inequities in our state, and there’s no better place to start than at the polls.
Voter ID: You need a photo ID to vote in Wisconsin, but you may already have an ID that works for voting. Wisconsinites can use a Wisconsin driver license or DOT-issued State ID, a US Passport, a Tribal ID from a federally-recognized Wisconsin Tribe, an ID issued for voting by your Wisconsin university or college, and many more. Find out if you have the right ID, and how to get a free state ID for voting at bringit.wi.gov.
Note: The deadline to register online or by mail has passed but you CAN register at the polls when you vote early or on November 6. Just bring your Wisconsin driver license or DOT-issued ID if you have one and a proof of residence like a utility bill, bank statement, or lease.
Need a ride?: Common Cause Wisconsin has prepared a list of organizations in every part of the state that are offering free rides to the polls on or before Election Day. View the list here.
Disability Accommodations: For help with disability-related voting questions or help filing a complaint, call the Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline 844-DIS-VOTE / 844-347-8683
For more information about the elections you will be voting in, your polling place, and all information related to Wisconsin's midterm elections, visit VOTE411.org.
NOTE: You need a photo ID to vote in Wisconsin, but you may already have an ID that works for voting. Find out if you have the right ID, and how to get a free state ID for voting at bringit.wi.gov.