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 myvote.wi.gov.