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Peace Voter

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Peace Voter is a nonpartisan campaign of the Peace Education Project of Peace Action Wisconsin to educate and mobilize our neighbors and produce an informed and engaged citizenry. Voting is important and fundamental to improving our society but beyond casting a ballot is a much greater democratic process. Being a peace voter means taking action at the ballot box then heading out into the community to build the popular power necessary for making a big impact on the big issues.

For major election years, our campaign conducts legislator questionnaires and creates ‘Peace Voter Election Guides’ to assist voters assess the voting records and positions of candidates on issues of peace and justice.

[Click here to check out our 2014 ‘Peace Voter Election Guide’]

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How does your legislator vote on issues of peace & justice? Check out our
Peace Voter Legislator Scorecards

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Volunteer with a Peace Voter Canvass!

Hit the streets with our Peace Voter Canvass Crews to register new voters, discuss our issues and strengthen the movement for peace and justice!

Sign up below to join with other Peace Action WI volunteers gathering petition signatures around our issues and discussing ways we can work together to improve our community.






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Peace Voter Election Information

Spring 2015 General Election

When do I vote?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Polls will be open from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

What’s on the ballot?

State offices on the ballot include Justice of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Judge (Districts I and III), and Circuit Court Judge.

Click here for a full list of election contests

Constitutional Amendment Referendum:
There will also be a Constitutional Amendment on selection of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Question 1: “Election of chief justice. Shall section 4 (2) of article VII of the constitution be amended to direct that a chief justice of the supreme court shall be elected for a two-year term by a majority of the justices then serving on the court?”
Explanation

The Wisconsin constitution currently provides that the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is its longest-serving member. The proposed constitutional amendment would instead select the chief justice through an election by a majority of the justices then serving on the Court.

A “yes” vote on this question would mean that the chief justice shall be elected for a term of two years by a majority of the justices then serving on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The justice who is elected may decline to serve as chief justice or resign the position, but still continue to serve as a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

A “no” vote would mean that the longest-serving member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court serves as chief justice of the Court. The justice designated as chief justice may decline to serve as chief justice or resign the position, but still continue to serve as a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

How do I register to vote?

Register at your polling place on election day!

Bring an accepted proof of residence that includes:

  1. A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
  2. A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.

Accepted Proofs of Residence

The following constitute acceptable Proof-of-Residence if the document contains your current name and address and is valid on Election Day (unless otherwise indicated):

  1. A current and valid Wisconsin driver license.
  2. A current and valid Wisconsin identification card.
  3. Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  4. Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
  5. A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  6. A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (NOT for first-time voters registering by mail).
  7. A university, college or technical institute identification card (must include photo), ONLY if the bearer provides a fee receipt dated within the last nine months or the institution provides a certified housing list to the municipal clerk.
  8. A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
  9. Bank statement.
  10. Paycheck.
  11. A check or other document issued by a unit of government.

Click here for more information about registering to vote

What’s up with VOTER ID?

Wisconsin’s New Photo ID Law will NOT be enforced in this election.

Current acceptable proof of residence is required for new voters and for returning voters who have moved since the last election.

What districts am I in?

1) Visit: legis.wisconsin.gov
2) Enter your address under “Find My Legislators” (on the right)

Where do I vote?

1) Visit: Myvote.wi.gov
2) Select your voter category
3) Click “Address Search” (on the left)
4) Enter your address