Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Reminds Voters to be Informed Voters on Election Day

(Whitewater LWV press release) Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Reminds Voters to Be Informed Voters on Election Day

The League of Women Voters of the Whitewater Area reminds voters to get ready to vote in the upcoming February 16 Primary Election. On the ballot this election are candidates for Whitewater Unified School District School Board (WUSD) and State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The League encourages voters to start their candidate research before they cast their ballot, so they are informed voters whether they vote by absentee ballot or at the polls on Election Day.

One source of nonpartisan candidate information is the League’s voter guide on VOTE411.org, where voters can go to read candidates’ responses to the League’s questionnaires. By visiting the site, voters are able to compare the answers, which are posted verbatim, of the five WUSD school board and seven State Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates.

The Whitewater Area League has asked WUSD school board candidates these questions:  Why do you feel motivated to run for a seat on the School Board? What do you think is the most important issue facing our School District and what are your ideas for addressing it? What are your top three spending priorities for the School District? What do you think is going well in how the School District is handling the challenges of the pandemic? What areas do you see need for improvement?  Look for their responses on VOTE411.org beginning January 27th.

“VOTE411.org is a convenient, easy and invaluable resource for voters who want reliable information about voting in Wisconsin,” said Anne Hartwick of the Whitewater League. “Tens of thousands of voters in Wisconsin rely on VOTE411.org as their go to source for unbiased candidate information, including many young people and first-time voters.”

“We know voters are busy, and we know that it is important to them to make a plan to vote so they can readily participate in our democracy. That’s why we’re excited to provide voters these easy-to-access resources so they are fully prepared to cast their ballot as an informed voter,” said Eileen Newcomer, Voter Education Manager of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. “The League encourages voters to prepare to vote, visit VOTE411.org, and remind others about Election Day on February 16th.” 

The League is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Visit our website at lwvwhitewater.org and like us on Facebook!

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