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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Vote ABSENTEE


As a response to the Covid19 virus, the Wisconsin Election Commission is urging voters  to vote absentee in the upcoming April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Primary. Online voter registration and requests for an absentee ballot can be accomplished at  myvote.wi.gov

Wednesday, March 18, is the last day for online voter registration. But, you can register in the clerk's office if you do in person absentee voting. Be sure to take or have online access to a document that verifies your current address (see list here.)

Thursday, April 2, is the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot BUT it would be better to request your ballot as soon as possible to make sure there's time for the mail. You can request a mailed ballot at myvote.wi.gov. You may need to upload a copy of your voter ID (a WI driver's license,or other approved document). 

Absentee in person voting will be available beginning March 23 in La Crosse (and is already happening in Onalaska). Going to vote before election day will help avoid crowds. Learn more about absentee in person voting from your clerk.

Now that the coronavirus threat is making clear that the policies Bernie Sanders has been fighting for all his life are indeed necessary and affordable, people seem to be turning to ...  the guy who's fought his whole life *against* them, though if you watched the March 15 debate, you'd never know that because there was a lot of Biden pants-on-fire going on. But, you know, low information voters who just want things to go "back to normal." This is exactly why I don't like slasher movies. You can yell, "Don't go there!" as much as you like, but the clueless go there anyway. We still get a vote for the right person at least. And the Bern app.

This election is very important for the Wisconsin Supreme Court - Judge Jill Karofsky vs. the Scott Walker appointee. There is also a state referendum question on which the ACLU and others are urging a NO vote. Read more here.
At first glance, Marsy’s Law seems innocuous enough. The ACLU of Wisconsin is a strong supporter of victims’ rights, and supporters of Marsy’s Law say the Amendment is necessary to ensure equal rights for the victims of crime. 
But in reality, Marsy’s Law fails to meaningfully improve upon existing protections for victims while creating a host of new problems and simultaneously weakening the rights of the accused.

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