Join the Election Judge Team for Nov. 8 General Election

Election Judges

Join Lake County’s election judge community and be the proud face of democracy in action.  Election judges are responsible for the proper and lawful conduct of the election and ensure that every person qualified to vote is permitted to vote.

Did you know that high school juniors or seniors in good standing enrolled in a public or private secondary school can serve as an election judge as well? Learn more about becoming an election judge, including qualifications and accessing the online application.

Call Unregistered Wisconsin Voters

Join our mailing/texting/calling program to reach 76,000 unregistered Wisconsin voters (“likely Democrats”).

To date (August 15, 2022) we have made 25,000 calls to potential voters who have already received a voter registration forms in the mail and several reminder texts.  We have 51,000 more calls to make before October 19.

To get involved just sign up for any of our ZOOM training/calling sessions to dive in! Earlier is better!

Register here for phone call training!

We will train you to call targeted Wisconsin voters to help them complete their voter registration.

We are mailing an application and motivational instructional flyer to targets we’ve determined are key unregistered voters, and then texting and calling those targets to encourage them to complete their registration. With these multiple forms of outreach to unregistered targets like people who moved into or around the state, we helped thousands of voters register in 2020.

We need your help to call our targets about completing their registration. Our training will get you comfortable using our virtual phone bank and helping people get registered to vote in Wisconsin.

We hope you can be part of this important push to help more people vote in such a close, critical state.

Casten for Congress – Intern Recruitment

Internship for Sean Casten

I am Theo Gardiner, an Organizer for Congressman Sean Casten’s re-election campaign here in Illinois. Sean has been representing District 6 since 2018, and his current race is one of the most competitive in the country. Our campaign is hiring interns for the upcoming fall semester and I am reaching out to you to see if you know of any one who might be interested. Would you be willing to share the application with students and friends in your network?

No experience is required to intern – we will train you. Interns could also be remote, hybrid or in-person and will join a fun community of interns & volunteers dedicated to Rep. Casten and the hard work of democracy. Interns canvass various neighborhoods throughout the district, phonebank/textbank constituents and volunteers, compile donor research, and sort data through our campaign platforms. Anyone can apply to intern by clicking here and they can learn more about Sean if they click here.

Here is an intern testimonial from this summer: 

“Working as an intern, you can expect to see behind the scenes of a Congressional campaign, encounter like-minded students from around the district, and truly make a difference. One of my favorite parts of being an intern was whenever an older volunteer would walk through the door and see all the interns. Without fail, they would make a comment about how inspiring it was to see young people engaging with their communities. I would encourage any student with an interest in politics to come take an active role in the democratic process with the Casten Campaign. (And it looks pretty good on a resume, too!)”

 – Sam

We would really appreciate it if you shared this opportunity with any students you think might be interested, as we want to engage more students in the democratic process & open up doors to various other political opportunities.

If you or anyone have any questions, please reach out to me or Sean’s Campaign Manager Don Black at don@castenforcongress.com.

Thanks so much!


Theo Gardiner

Organizing Coordinator
Casten for Congress

Wisconsin Election Poll Observer – AUGUST 9

Save the Date for Primary Election Day, Tuesday, August 9! Commit to being a Poll Observer on Election Day
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 9th! We need you at the polls to ensure every eligible voter can cast a ballot and have their voice heard in Wisconsin’s 2022 Partisan Primary.

This is the OFFICIAL SIGNUP FORM to be a Poll Observer. This is not an interest form. Once you fill out this form, you have committed to volunteer as a Poll Observer.

Poll observers are the eyes and ears for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Voter Protection Team inside polling locations across the state. You will be a crucial resource to support voters and the first to report any issues voters are facing at the polling place, which makes poll observing the single most important thing you can do other than cast a ballot yourself to ensure a strong, healthy democracy.

No previous experience or legal training is necessary, and you do not need to be a Wisconsin resident.  You will be provided with all the information and written materials you need to be a poll observer, and you will be supported by an experienced legal boiler room every step of the way.

For Election Day (August 9), the following shift options are available:
All Day (6:30am-8:30pm)
Morning Shift (6:30am-1:30pm)
Afternoon Shift (1:30pm-8:30pm)

Our greatest need is for All Day observers. If you can commit to a full day (both shifts at the same polling location), that is STRONGLY PREFERRED.

Wisconsin’s Summer Poll Observer program will feature:
(1) One mandatory online election law training (5 training options)
(2) One mandatory online Dry Run on July 23rd at 11am CT (one makeup Dry Run on July 30 is being offered–please let us know if you cannot attend on July 23!)
(3) The Big Day: Election Day on August 9th!

Our mandatory election law training is offered 5 times, and is held on Zoom. You only need to attend one election law training, and below on the form you will select which training to attend. At the Dry Run, we’ll train you how to use our voting incident reporting system and walk through the processes you’ll follow on Election Day. These trainings are mandatory and will not be recorded.

PLEASE NOTE: If you were a Poll Observer in the April 5, 2022 Election this spring, you do NOT need to attend either training (election law or the Dry Run) again. However, you’re welcome if you’d like a refresher!

Thank you for fighting for the right to vote and protecting democracy in Wisconsin! Please email us at pollobserving@wisdems.org if you have any questions.

 

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9jSERaTZdyAveJGl03B4-3tOIksowBI4SqPAnD0RdRqMldQ/viewform

Voter Protection Recruitment Phonebank

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Help protect the vote in Wisconsin by recruiting poll observers for our August election! Poll observers are our eyes and ears at polling locations, and we need your help to recruit them so that voters can safely and easily cast their ballots this spring.

All you need is your phone and a computer (laptop or desktop, not a tablet). Training is offered at every phonebank on Zoom, and we provide the script! You will receive a Zoom link for the phonebank in the confirmation email–please check your spam folder if you don’t see this email in your inbox.

https://www.mobilize.us/dpw/event/458385/

Register Voters At DMV In Milwaukee – UPDATED

With so many volunteers coming from all of our groups, we have decided to expand the program as follows:

  • We are re-opening the Teutonia DMV on the north side of Milwaukee
  • Shifts will be available every day of the week at both locations:
    • Chase DMV (2701 South Chase)
    • Teutonia DMV (6073 North Teutonia)
  • We are varying shift times at both locations to have both 3-hour and 2-hour shifts as indicated in the chart below:
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Chase9:30-11:309:30-12:309:30-12:309:30-12:309:30-12:30
11:30-2:3012:30-3:3012:30-3:3012:30-3:3012:30-3:30
2:30-4:30
Teutonia9:30-12:309:30-11:309:30-11:309:30-11:309:30-11:30
12:30-3:3011:30-2:3011:30-2:3011:30-2:3011:30-2:30
2:30-4:302:30-4:302:30-4:302:30-4:30
  • All volunteers, including Supermarket Legends and Field Team 6, sign up through a one system (Sign-Up Genius), using the link below:

DMV Registration

  • Shifts have been added through May.  We will add new shifts on a monthly basis.

Email Laura at laurakushnerx2@gmail.com for new instructions – updated to reflect these changes.

Thank you all for making this program so successful.  We are expanding the program only because the response from everyone has been so overwhelming!

Bob Best bobbestbike@gmail.com 312-286-2110

Linda Tate besttate@gmail.com 847-702-8167

Save The Senate Virtual Phone Banks With Call 4 Change & WisDems

Call 4 Change Call to Activism

Save The Senate Virtual Phone Banks With Call 4 Change & WisDems

This is a critical year for our Democracy and Wisconsin is key to keeping the Senate. Join us.  Call 4 Change has partnered with Wisconsin Dems to phone bank in support of Governor Evers.

Join us as we talk with voters in Wisconsin ahead of the midterm elections to find out what issues are important to them and in support of Governor Evers.  We’ll also help voters request their absentee ballots. 

Sundays – 5:00 – 7:30 PM

  • April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  WE’LL HAVE TRAININGS AT EVERY PHONE BANK AND COACHES TO HELP ALL ALONG THE WAY.

Sign up here:  https://www.mobilize.us/wisdems/event/436647/ 

Write Letters For Wisconsin General Election

Write Letters For Wisconsin General Election

Although North Shore Indivisible is no longer facilitating letter writing for Wisconsin and other swing states, we are advertising the opportunity. Laura is available to help you get started on this activity on your own. Sign up at: https://votefwd.org to get started. If you need support, email Laura at: laura@northshoreindivisible.com and she’ll be happy to help get you registered and writing letters!

Register Voters at the DMV in Milwaukee

Since Wisconsin is a critical swing state for the upcoming midterm elections, we are looking for volunteers to register Wisconsin voters at DMV (Department of Motor Vehicle) offices in Milwaukee. DMV offices are the perfect location since visitors are waiting long periods of time and have the correct identification paperwork with them. We have assembled a well-organized program to train volunteers and process registrations with amazing effectiveness. We are starting with one location in South Milwaukee (2701 S. Chase) with a morning shift (9:30 to 12:30) and an afternoon shift (12:30 to 3:30) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you are interested, drop an e-mail to bobbestbike@gmail.com. Bob will send you more information about the program, including ways to sign up for ZOOM training sessions and registration shifts.

Save The Senate Virtual Phone Banks with Call 4 Change & WisDems

Call 4 Change Call to Activism

This is a critical year for our Democracy and Wisconsin is key to keeping the Senate. Join us.

Call 4 Change has partnered with Wisconsin Dems to phone bank in support of Governor Evers.

Join us as we talk with voters in Wisconsin ahead of the midterm elections to find out what issues are important to them and in support of Governor Evers.

We’ll also help voters request their absentee ballots.

Sundays 5PM to 7PM
March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! WE’LL HAVE TRAININGS AT EVERY PHONE BANK AND COACHES TO HELP ALL ALONG THE WAY.

SIGN UP HERE