Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Support WEMTA's Scholarships and Grants with Your Shopping

Support WEMTA's scholarships and grants with your CyberMonday shopping. Go to Smile.Amazon.com and select WEMTA from the list of charities. WEMTA's Permanent Endowment Foundation will automatically receive a donation for each purchase you make (as long as you purchase from smile.amazon.com)

Learn more about our scholarship and grants from the Permanent Endowment Trust's website

Sunday, November 6, 2016

WEMTA ELECTION UPDATE: Don't forget to vote Tuesday, Nov. 8!

Good news! The 2016 Election is almost over, all you need to do is remember to vote on Tuesday, November 8! (Don't forget your I.D.!).

The latest Marquette University Law School poll showed that Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race between Senator Ron Johnson and former Senator Russ Feingold is essentially tied. Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 6% in Wisconsin, according to the Marquette poll.

There are also some local races and several local referenda taking place across the state. You can view a copy of your ballot and find your polling place here: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/

Voting Hours: Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Election Day. As long as you are in line by8 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.

Registering to Vote: Wisconsin law allows you to register at the polls on Election Day as long as they provide proof of residence (such as a recent utility bill, pay stub, driver's license, or bank statement).

Photo ID:
Despite recent court rulings this summer, Wisconsin's voter ID law is still in effect, so you will be required to show an acceptable photo ID in order to vote Tuesday.

The following types of acceptable IDs can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (November 4, 2014):
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended 
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card 
  • Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service 
  • A U.S. passport 
These photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes, but must be unexpired:

A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
A driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin

To learn more about Wisconsin's Voter ID law, visit: http://www.bringitwisconsin.com/

WEMTA Legislative Committee