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Fight Back!  Don't let COVID-19 suppress our vote!

Use social media often to remind your contacts of the election April 7.  Do this now.

Do This NOW

Use social media and texting to remind everyone of the election April 7.    Give them our URL to download materials themselves:  https://LegendsVote.org

 

 

MKE is Combining Polling places into 5 buildings

 

MILWAUKEE ELECTION UPDATE: (4/4 9pm)

The City is combining its 360 Wards into 5 buildings. That means that where you would normally vote has almost certainly changed. The City has assigned the new voting locations based on Aldermanic District.  Do not go to your regular polling place.  Check MyVote.WI.gov for your district and ward number.  Write down the District and ward number (on your hand is a good place).  

Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.   Here are the 5 voting locations :

  • Riverside High School
  • Marshall High School
    South Division High School
    Washington High School
    Hamilton High School

These are the assignments by District. 

  • Aldermanic Districts 1*, 3 and 6: Riverside High School, 1615 E. Locust St.
  • Aldermanic Districts 2, 5 and 9: Marshall High School, 4141 N. 64th St.
  • Aldermanic Districts 4*, 12 and 14: South Division High School, 1515 W. Lapham Blvd.
  • Aldermanic Districts 7*, 10, and 15: Washington High School, 2525 N. Sherman Blvd.
  • Aldermanic Districts 8, 11, and 13: Hamilton High School, 6215 W. Warnimont Ave.

Exceptions denoted with asterisks are:

  • District 1, Ward 47 (normally at Hampton School) will be voting at Washington High School
  • District 4, Ward 181 (normally at Charles Allis) will be voting at Riverside High School
  • District 7, Ward 107 (normally at Ben Franklin School) will be voting at Riverside High School
  • District 7, Ward 67 (normally at Barack Obama School) will be voting at Riverside High School

Each building will be serving voters from 60-70 wards and will be staffed with fewer than 60 election workers. This will result in some waiting, some of which could be outside.


There are still opportunities to vote early. You may request an absentee ballot until 5 p.m. today (April 3). Absentee ballots may be mailed back, or dropped off between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the locations below through April 13. Workers at those locations can witness your ballot for you.

Zablocki Library
Bay View Library
Washington Park Library
Mill Road Library
The Zeidler Building

There is early in-person curbside absentee voting at The Zeidler Building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 3, Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5. (There is no new voter registration on the weekend.)

Voting early, where possible, will help with the unusual circumstances on Tuesday April 7. Thanks everyone. Please find a way to VOTE!

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Stay Safe - Curbisde Absentee Ballot Drop Off + Curbside early voting

1. Easy Dropoff Locations for MKE Absentee Ballot Voters

 

Download for your own information or download to hand out to others.  Be sure to let all your contacts know about Milwaukee voting curbside through Sunday.

This download handout has 2 sides.  Side 1 is the ballot drop off information (dates, times, locations) for Milwaukee.  Side 2 is the list of everything on the April 7 ballot.  Click here for this handout

The handouts are 4 to a page.

 


2. Early Voting --- curbside only -- at Zeidler Building by City Hall in Milwaukee

Early Voting to keep everyone safe - photo from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N Broadway

Saturday, March 28 - Sunday, April 5
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am to 3pm

Please park along Kilbourn Avenue and Broadway. Election staff will meet you at your vehicle to view your photo ID, issue, secure and witness your ballot.

Horario de la votación desde el coche

Edificio Municipal de Zeidler
841 norte de la Broadway

sábado, 28 de marzo - domingo, 5 de abril
lunes al viernes 8am - 5pm
sábado y domingo 10am - 3pm

Por favor de estacionar a lo largo de la avenida Kilbourn y la Broadway. El personal electoral se encontrará con usted en su vehículo para ver su identificación con foto, emitir, asegurar y atestiguar su papeleta en ausencia.

 

Volunteer Information and Downloads

Click Here:  Volunteer

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Non-Partisan Elections Statewide

Wisconsin Supreme Court + Milwaukee Mayor, City Attorney, City Comptroller, City Treasurer, All Alders, Circuit Court Judges (county) and state referendum

Stay Safe -

Excellent Video less than 2 minutes

 

Poweful.  Unlike any other voter motivation video.  Closed caption.  Accessible.

YelloPain - My Vote Don't Count

 

Side by side comparison of Supreme Court candidates.  

Handouts are 3 to a sheet. 

Sources: ballotpedia.org, channel3000.com, isthmus.com, candidate websites.  Created and paid for by volunteers. Not authorized by any candidate or campaign.

Argument Against Referendum (Marsy's Law)

"Good intentions but endangers constitutional rights" opinion from Sheboygan Press

Take A Stand Against Fatally Flawed Marsy'c Law from Wisconsin Examiner

ACLU Statement on Marsy's Law   includes background information

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YOUR source for everything voting.   Each new flyer is added as it is updated.  We gather everything you want right here.  Want something that isn't here -- tell us.

Early Voting in Milwaukee Now to April 5.   Curbside early voting and drop-off absentee ballots.

2020 Voter Calendar.  This calendar has everything.  Every volunteer needs one of these.  It shows open registration period, cut off dates, election dates, and more.  8.5 x 11.  In color. 

North Side Volunteer Locations.  List of places where volunteers will be working.  You can use this list to pick your places to contact voters. 

North Side Locations by Type.  List of volunteer opportunities by type of store or other building. 

South Side Volunteer Locations.  Like the North Side list, this is your planning guide for helping people register to vote and reminding them every election is important. 

Handouts

New editions of these handouts are coming soon in 2020.  We use the reverse side to list what offices and who is running for election in February and April.  Every election is important.  Take a kid with you to vote.  Studies of voter behavior show that kids who go to the polls with a voter are more likely to vote themselves when they are 18.

  • Smart voting rights & tips   4 to a page/2 sides,  handout on your rights as a voter - good anytime, good opportunity to remind voters of every election in 2020.
  • Acceptable ID sixers 2019 English  6 to a page/ 2 sides, lists what IDs are acceptable for registration and at the polls.  These make nice handouts at busy events and locations.  English
  • Acceptable ID sixers 2019 Spanish  6 to a page/2 sides.  Spanish

Homeless Voters

State of Wisconsin official authorization statement on homeless voters.  Contact staff at homeless shelters now and discuss registering residents to vote.

Homeless-Residency Info  - Info on residency requirements for homeless people, proof of residency form for shelter staff to sign,.  Homeless people who are citizens can vote.  The voices of homeless voters matter.  Ask us if  you need more information.  Bring this up at a Supermarket Legends meeting.

Libraries, DMV, High Schools

Milwaukee Libraries locations and hours -- librarians will help online registration

DMV locations and hours - great places to meet voters

High School voter packet  

Excellent material including: US voting rights historical timeline  and  information on how to vote in Wisconsin.  Talk about the history.  Let students test themselves with an old Louisiana jim crow literacy test.  Perfect time to talk about current voter suppression laws.  (packet prepared by League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County)

Elections 2020

  • Tuesday, February 18
  • Tuesday, April 7
  • Tuesday, August 11
  • Tuesday, November 3

Table Signs

All table signs are 8.5 X 11.  These fit nicely in plastic holders or taped to a wall.  These can be run in color which attracts attention.

Voter Information

Pile of moving boxes with message about register to vote after you move

Moved? - Reregister

Regiter to vote sign

Register to Vote

What other signs can you use? Click here.  Tell us what you can use.

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Election Inspector Application

Election Inspector  online application – Any Milwaukee County citizen at least 18 years old & eligible to vote may apply.  If you are fluent in English/Spanish or English/Hmong consider applying.  This is rewarding work.

Clicking this application for Election Inspector takes you to another website.

Volunteer Newsletter Signup

chalk words on blackboard says register to vote.  Click on it to sign up for our newsletter.
Click on blackboard to sign up for our newsletter

Milwaukee Ward Maps & Offfice Holder Information

  • 325 wards with maps and office holder information
  • outline map of ward
  • list of all officeholders representing the ward
  • date of next election for each office
  • tips for voters on voter ID, online registration and more

This link takes you to another website.  Use your back button to return to the Supermarket Legends website.

Download Milwaukee Ward Maps

 

These are compiled and updated by Anne & Suzanne.  Thanks!!

Online Voter Registration

Your guide to Wisconsin on-line voter registration process.  This was prepared by Linea from the information provided by the Wisconsin Election Commission.

Use the Voter Registration Slide Show Online.  Click Here

Absentee Ballot Applications, Curbside Voting

    • Seniors and Voters with Disabilities – Info   Know about curb-side voting?  Call your city clerk.
    • Applying for absentee ballot can be done online at MyVoteWI.gov
  • City of Milwaukee packet English – proof of residence information and Milwaukee Voter Registration Form
  • City of Milwaukee packet Spanish – proof of residence information and Milwaukee Voter Registration Form
  • Application for absentee ballot   2020 elections  Milwaukee (instructions included)  Read this page
  • Application for absentee ballot in Spanish 2020 Elections Milwaukee (instructions included)
  • Application for absentee ballot 2020 Wisconsin  (Milwaukee accepts this form) 

Use Your Right to Vote for the People Who Can't Vote

 

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery Alabama.  He defends the poor and the incarcerated.  (A link to one of his TED talks included)

Happy Voting (you can't watch this just once)

Welcome to Wisconsin!

Families from Puerto Rico are moving here.  We are working with the Wisconsin Elections Commission to make sure they can exercise their right to  vote.   Information on how to get a photo ID for voting.