National voter registration day and millions of Wisconsin residents still aren’t registered


Statistics show two million people still have not registered to vote in the Badger state, according to the Wisconsin Election Commission.

For National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, groups in central Wisconsin made it their mission to make it as easy as possible for people to register to vote Nov. 6.

The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods headed to libraries for their ‘Voter Education and Registration Assistance Project.’

It is for anyone to get detailed instructions on how to register to vote and which photo I-D to bring to their polling places on Election Day.

“The goal is to use the libraries that are the heart of the community and people already come in to see the librarians because they are seen as information specialists,” said Debra Durchslag of the League of Women Voters.

The project is already launched in libraries in Medford, Rhinelander and Minocquoa.

Jodi Johnson, who just moved to Rhinelander from Colorado, used the service Tuesday.

“They are very helpful and very detailed going through everything that I need to do in order to properly register to vote,” she said.

Pre-registration helps speed up the voting process, Rhinelander City Clerk Val Foley said..

“Every day I get several online registrations. It makes it much easier when people get to the polling place and they are on the polling list and all they have to do is show a photo I-D,” she said.

Foley said if you choose to wait to register until Election Day make sure to bring proof of residence such as a utility bill and a government photo I-D.

Early voting is underway in Rhinelander and Wausau.

To find out more information on where your designated polling place is you can click here.

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