I am so thankful you all came out to support me in my re-election as Dane County District Attorney. Voting is a way to make your voice heard. It is a way to register your opinion on how you think the government should operate. I would like to encourage you all, if you haven’t already voted early, to cast your ballot.
I hope you will join me in voting for the many great Democrats we have on the ballot.
Together, we will do great things.
Vote because every election matters. Vote because the choices you will make matter. Vote because elections aren’t simply about your representatives in Washington or who is president. Who you choose this November to lead your local and state governments — whether as your governor, mayor, city council member, or your state senator — will have a serious impact on the life of your community. When we vote for our state and local officials, we make choices that will have very direct and concrete effects on our daily lives.
Important Dates for 2018 elections
|January 31, 2018||Last day to register to vote through the mail.|
|February 15, 2018||Deadline to request absentee ballot by mail for the Spring Primary.|
|February 20, 2018||Spring Primary, if needed.|
|March 14, 2018||Last day to register to vote through the mail.|
|March 29, 2018||Deadline to request absentee ballot by mail for the Spring Election.|
|April 3, 2018||Spring Election.|
The following types of ID are accepted under state law:
- Wisconsin driver license expiring no earlier than November 4, 2014 (date of the last November election)
- Wisconsin photo ID issued by the Department of Transportation expiring no earlier than November 4, 2014
- U.S. passport (book or card) expiring no earlier than November 4, 2014
- Military ID card expiring no earlier than November 4, 2014
- Certificate of Naturalization issued within the last two years
- Unexpired Wisconsin driver license or state ID card receipt
- ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
- Unexpired ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains an issuance date, a student signature, and an expiration date within two years of issuance; card must be accompanied by proof of current enrollment
- Unexpired Veterans Affairs ID card
Out-of-state driver licenses, out-of-state ID cards, and high school ID cards are not acceptable forms of voter ID under Wisconsin law.
The address on the voter’s ID does not matter for purposes of proving one’s identity. The name on the ID, however, must reasonably conform to the voter’s name on the poll book.
City of Madison residents may also register to vote in the City Clerk’s Office or at the polls on Election Day. All voter registrations must be accompanied by proof of address—one of the following documents, paper or electronic, showing the voter’s current name and current address:
- Utility bill from the last 90 days (water, gas, electric, cable, internet, landline phone, or cellular phone)
- Bank or credit union statement
- Unexpired Wisconsin driver license/ID
- Government document
- Government check
- Current residential lease
- Affidavit from a homeless shelter or social service agency providing services for the homeless
- Edgewood College fee statement issued within the last nine months, accompanied by Edgewood College student ID card