Here’s what you need to know to make sure every vote counts for kids in upcoming elections.
- April 6, 2021 – Spring Election (including State Superintendent — see our Superintendent HQ here!)
- Feb. 16, 2021 – Spring primary
DID YOU KNOW? If you were signed up to receive absentee ballots through the year 2020, you need to sign up again for 2021! Absentee ballot requests must be made every year. Register and request your absentee ballot at MyVote.WI.gov for the 2021 elections.
2021 Election Action Resources:
- Get the Facts! — Click here to sign the #VotePublic Pledge and read more about the non-partisan #VotePublic Values, and for more information about how leaders and policies affect kids and public schools.
- Wisconsin Public Education Network 2021 calendar
- Wisconsin Public Education Network Digital Action Center
- The elections and the budget are related — see our 2021 Budget HQ here!
Essential Voter Resources:
- MyVote.wi.gov – official website for voter registration, requesting absentee ballots, find your voting history, address changes & more!
- Wisconsin Elections Commission: get dates, candidate forms and information, and legal updates on the official WEC website.
- Wisconsin Public Education Network Election Basics
- How to register to vote online/request absentee ballots
Did you know you need an acceptable form of photo ID in order to vote? Click here to learn more about what are acceptable forms of ID and for help getting an acceptable ID to vote.
Nonpartisan Election Advocacy Resources:
- League of Women Voters
- Sample state-level candidate survey questions & tips
- Vote Public Local Action Toolkit
- Click here for Vote Public talking points!
- Click here for Vote Public events and actions!
- REFERENDA resources:
- Vote Yes! Referenda Tips from a Winning Campaign (SocialSchool4edu)
- Successful Referenda Start with Communication (WASB)
- 8 tips for passing referenda (American Association of School Administrators)
- Non-partisan Ballot Measure Advocacy: Tips for 501(c)(3) groups and others doing non-partisan issue advocacy to support public schools.
Click here to Get the Facts! and be informed on the current state of public school funding and policy.
Click here to get organized! Learn how to increase individual AND community capacity to advocate effectively for public schools.
Click here to Get on the Bus! and find out how to get involved in local level actions.