Got questions? Call or text for answers on voting in Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Voter Helpline at 608-285-2141
    Wisconsin Voter helpline

    The pandemic has caused confusion over how to most effectively and safely vote while protecting your health. President Donald Trump and his supporters have been falsely claiming  that mail-in voting is insecure and rife with fraud, while promoting various forms of voter suppression. As a result, people are more worried than ever about how to best vote. 

    The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) wants to remind voters there is an easy way to get help and answers through the Dane County Voter ID Coalition.

    Call or text the Wisconsin Voter Helpline at 608-285-2141. 

    There voters can get nonpartisan help in multiple languages. The League is partnering with local experts across the state who can answer your questions. 

    “The Dane County Voter ID Coalition has provided much needed support for voters facing barriers to vote in the county,” says Eileen Newcomer, LWVWI voter education manager. 

    The call-in line for voters was created in 2016 by the League, the NAACP and a Dane County Voter ID Coalition. 

    Some examples of questions that  frequently come up include someone asking about  assistance in obtaining an ID for voting, finding polling locations, voters seeking rides to the DMV to get identification and people who need a witness to sign their absentee ballot.

    Another source for ballot information, voting absentee, registering to vote, what is on your ballot and tracking your mail-in ballot is online at at

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    Melanie Conklin
    Melanie Conklin is proud to be a native of the state of Wisconsin, which gave humankind the typewriter, progressivism and deep-fried cheese curds. Her several decades in journalism include political beats and columns at Isthmus newspaper, the Wisconsin State Journal and other publications. When not an ink-stained wretch, she served time inside state, local and federal government in communications. She is excited to be back at the craft of journalism as Deputy Editor of the Wisconsin Examiner. It’s what she’s loved ever since getting her master’s degree in journalism from the UW-Madison. Her family includes one husband, two kids, four dogs and five (or more) chinchillas.