Tuesday, June 5 is the day that Wisconsin voters have the opportunity to restore the state’s tradition of honest, progressive government by electing Tom Barrett as Governor and recalling Scott Walker. Walker thinks you won’t vote – it is up to you to prove him wrong. Here are some tips for election day:
* Know Where to Vote – Find your polling place by clicking here. The polls are open from 7am to 8pm.
* Know Your Rights – the voting rules for the recall election are described here. Three key points are:
- you do NOT need a photo ID to vote
- you can register to vote at the polls on election day, so long as you bring a document with your name and voting address
- If you encounter any problems with voting, report them immediately by calling 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683)
* Know Your Vote – if you are undecided, or if you know of voters who are undecided, keep in mind three key points:
- Jobs: Wisconsin under Walker was the only state in the union to lose jobs, with 23,900 jobs disappearing between March 2011 and March 2012
- Money: Walker has already spent more than $28 million trying to buy the election, with 70% of that money coming from out-of-state. By contrast, Tom Barrett has raised $3.8 million, more than 70% of it coming from within Wisconsin.
- Ethics: The John Doe investigation of alleged illegal activities of Walker associates while Walker was Milwaukee County Executive continues to get closer to Walker himself, with Walker’s closest aide Tim Russell now apparently cooperating with the investigation