LWV Wisconsin Launches Voter Guide for August 14 Primary

LWV Wisconsin Launches Voter Guide for August 14 Primary

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Launches Voter Guide for August 14 Primary

Contact:  Eileen Newcomer, Voter Education Coordinator, enewcomer@lwvwi.org , 608-256-0827


MADISON, WI:  The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin announces the launch of the nonpartisan voter guide, VOTE411.org. This online resource provides information for the statewide elections to help Wisconsin voters navigate the voting process for the August 14 primary. VOTE411.org provides candidate information, voter registration tools, polling place information, and other helpful Election Day information.

“VOTE411.org provides voters in Wisconsin with simple, helpful tools to help them understand who is running for office and where the candidates stand on issues important to them,” said Eileen Newcomer, LWV WI Voter Education Coordinator. “VOTE411.org is the nation’s premiere online election resource where more than 20,000 Wisconsin voters get their candidate information before going to the polls. The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin added our voter’s guide to VOTE411.org so that it can serve as a resource for all of Wisconsin’s voters as they make these important election decisions.”

The League recommends that voters consult reliable, nonpartisan sources of information such as VOTE411.org, as well as the candidates' own websites and materials.

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin sent a questionnaire to 385 candidates in the fall elections running for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, U.S. Senator, Representative in Congress, State Senator (odd-numbered districts), and Representative to the Assembly (all districts). The League called on the candidates to state their positions on a range of issues. Each candidate’s responses are posted verbatim, so voters get the candidate’s information in the candidate’s own words. Candidates who do not respond are marked “No candidate response” in the voter guide.

After the Primary, the League will take down the voter guide and publish it again in late August with the answers of all candidates whose names will be on the November 6 ballot.


The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is a nonpartisan political organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. There are 20 local Leagues in Wisconsin. More information at lwvwi.org.


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