[MADISON, Wis.] - On July 27, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) published its fall voter guide in Spanish on its website to ensure Wisconsin voters who speak Spanish have essential information about the Partisan Primary Election on August 11.
“Since my outreach work through the League of Women Voters and as a Milwaukee Poll Worker, I have heard from numerous Spanish Speaking individuals and those with family members who are primarily Spanish Speakers that they need information in Spanish on the candidates that’s unbiased,” said Eloisa Gómez, member of the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee.
The voter guide will contain nonpartisan election information in Spanish, including candidate information for the United States House of Representatives, Wisconsin State Senate and Wisconsin State Assembly. Other helpful election information, including how to request and successfully complete an absentee ballot, is available on the website. With limited resources available in Spanish, resource guides such as the LWVWI’s are essential for Wisconsin voters who may not identify English as their primary language.
“Spanish speakers can now compare the views and positions of the candidates to make an informed selection. This accomplishment by the League fills a huge void among primary Spanish Speaking voters and I am proud of our efforts,” Gómez emphasized.
The Partisan Primary will be held on August 11, 2020. On the ballot are candidates for the United States House of Representatives, the Wisconsin State Senate and Assembly and other local races.
LWVWI sent questionnaires to all the candidates whose names will appear on the August ballot. Each candidate’s responses were then translated to Spanish and are posted verbatim in the candidate’s own words. Candidates who did not respond will be disclosed as “No hay respuesta del candidato,” and we will link to available websites and social media accounts of these candidates, allowing voters to access important candidate information using our website.
Wisconsin voters that speak Spanish can access information about the upcoming election at https://my.lwv.org/wisconsin/aprenda-sobre-los-candidatos-y-asuntos.
If you have any questions/comments, please contact Morgan Grunow, LWVWI communications manager, at mgrunow [at] lwvwi.org.
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. There are 20 local Leagues in Wisconsin. More information at lwvwi.org.