Election

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The next election date in Wisconsin is the Fall General Election on Tuesday, November 8.

There is a lot at stake this year, including the opportunity to flip a U.S. Senate seat to secure the majority we need to win immigration reform, as well as re-elect a Governor who can use his veto power to continue to block Republican attacks. This is our chance to use our electoral power to defeat the far-right’s anti-immigrant fear-mongering and elect pro-immigrant, pro-working class champions who will fight for Wisconsin families. It’s going to take everyone working together. It’s your vote, your voice, our future!

Continue reading below to learn more about how you can vote, learn who our recommended candidates are, and discover opportunities to help us win this election and build power!

How can I vote? 

You have options when it comes to voting, so make your plan to vote today! You can: 

Vote early by mail 

Voting by mail (absentee) is a safe and legal way to vote without ever leaving your home! In order to vote by mail,  you must be registered to vote and request an absentee ballot. Make sure you return your ballot in time; we recommend doing so before November 1st to be safe.

Check your voter registration and request your absentee ballot online here 

Vote early in-person

We recommend early in-person voting if possible. It’s quicker, and you can rest assured that your vote will be counted and that nothing will last-minute prevent you from voting on Election Day. Statewide early in-person voting is from October 25th until November 5th. The times and locations depend on where you live. Please see below for more information.

  • If you live in Milwaukee, find where you can vote early here or call 414-286-3491
  • If you live in Madison, find where you can vote early here or call (608) 266-4601
  • If you live in Racine, find where you can vote early here or call 262-636-9171
  • If you live in Green Bay, find where you can vote early here or call 920-448-3000
  • For statewide information  go to myvote.wi.gov or call the Wisconsin Election Commission at 866-VOTE-WIS or (608) 266-8005

Vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th 

You can vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th, anytime between 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at your designated polling location. Find your polling location by visiting myvote.wi.gov, where you’ll also be able to view a sample ballot.

Don’t forget you’ll need to bring a valid form of photo ID to vote. The most common forms of photo ID include a Wisconsin-issued driver’s license or a U.S. passport. Visit bringit.wi.gov for a complete list of valid IDs.

If you have questions or would like help making a plan to vote, contact the Wisconsin Elections Commission bilingual voter hotline at (608) 266-8005, or call our office at 414-643-1620.

How can I volunteer to help elect candidates that share our vision of a Wisconsin that values working-class families and is welcoming to all? Click Here to Sign-up today!

Voces de la Frontera Action is looking for volunteers who can assist in friend-to-friend outreach, make phone calls at the office or home, and by going door-to-door passing out fliers, and talking to voters. No previous experience is required, and training will be provided. Please fill out this form and an organizer will contact you shortly! 

Who should I vote for?

Voces de la Frontera Action proudly endorses the following pro-immigrant, pro-working class candidates:

Federal Candidate

Mandela Barnes for United States Senate. Mandela Barnes is on the side of working-class families. He was born in Milwaukee in one of the most impoverished and incarcerated Zip codes in the state. His dad worked 3rd shift at the GM factory and his mom was a Milwaukee school teacher for 30 years. He became a Wisconsin State Representative at 27 and stood up to Scott Walker’s anti-union agenda. In 2018, Mandela helped Tony Evers kick Scott Walker out of office and, at 31, became Wisconsin’s first Black Lt. Governor — and only the second Black elected official statewide.  He is a proud Voces member and has joined us in various events in support of restoring state driver licenses and tuition equity for immigrants in Wisconsin and supporting immigration reform at the federal level. Mandela is ready to make history again and he needs us to get there! ¡Sí se puede!

Learn more about Mandela Barnes and his vision for a more progressive Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Statewide Candidates

Tony Evers for WI Governor. A former school teacher, Governor Tony Evers has been on the side of working-class families and immigrants since taking office in 2019. He has stood up to right-wing Republicans by vetoing anti-worker and anti-immigrant bills.  He included restoring state driver licenses and tuition equity in his two state budgets-these proposals were voted out of the state budget by Republicans. Evers’ administration supported Voces when immigrant essential workers were on the frontlines at the height of the pandemic.  Voces filed complaints on behalf of workers with the state health department. The health department responded with rapid intervention to ensure testing and contact tracing were available to workers getting sick and dying.  In 2021, Governor Evers joined immigrant essential workers and their families in a historic march from Milwaukee to the State Capitol to call on Biden and Democrats to pass immigration reform, using his position to advocate for long overdue reform.

Learn more about Tony Evers and his vision for a more progressive Wisconsin.

Sara Rodriguez for Lieutenant Governor. Sara Rodriguez knows what working-class families need in Wisconsin. She currently serves as an elected member of the State Assembly for Waukesha county. Rodriguez has shown her power as she was one of few democrats in the state to flip a Republican-held district. As a mother, small business owner, policymaker, and public health professional, she will put the health, well-being, and dignity of every resident at the center of decision-making as the next Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin.

Learn more about Sara Rodriguez and her vision for a more progressive Wisconsin.

Josh Kaul for Attorney General. Josh Kaul took office as Attorney General in January 2019. His administration has fought crime, protected our natural resources, and fought for our rights, taking on tough issues and getting results. Josh Kaul has worked to defend voter rights in the face of unprecedented attacks, including fighting against laws that restrict access to the ballot box and challenging the costly and bogus investigation of the 2020 elections by Voss and Gableman. The bogus Voss/Gableman investigation resulted in nothing and cost taxpayers over 1 million dollars while attacking the mayors of Green Bay and Madison, the election commission, and Voces de la Frontera Action as a community organization.

Learn more about Josh Kaul and his vision for a more progressive Wisconsin.

Douglas La Follette – WI Secretary of State. As a former teacher and longtime public servant, Douglas La Follette knows how important quality working rights are for Wisconsinites. La Follette believes that all workers should have the right to organize and bargain for fair pay, safe and appropriate working conditions, and health and retirement benefits.

Learn more about Douglas La Follette and his vision for a more progressive Wisconsin.

Aaron Richardson for State Treasurer. Currently serving as mayor of Fitchburg, Aaron Richardson has worked hard for minority representation in his rural city. Under his direction, Fitchburg recognizes Pride Month, Juneteenth, and Indigenous Peoples for the first time and every year. Richardson has pioneered the start of a Diversity and Inclusion Employee Resource Group for city employees. Richardson says that financial education is critical for everyone and is something that needs to be accessible for all Wisconsin students.

Learn more about Aaron Richardson and his vision for a more progressive Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Candidate

Gwen Moore for Congressional District 4. Born in Racine and raised in Milwaukee, Gwen Moore made history as the first African American elected to Congress from the State of Wisconsin. As a champion for progressive and social issues, she has made a positive impact in critical issues related to welfare, education, and criminal justice. A tireless advocate for women’s rights and civil rights, Congresswoman Moore led the fight against racial profiling, domestic abuse, and voting rights violations.

Learn more about Gwen Moore and her vision for a more progressive WI.

Madison Candidate

Mark Pocan for Congressional District 2.  As a small business owner, union member, and lifelong advocate for progressive causes during his five terms in Congress, Mark Pocan has sponsored key legislation to ensure access to high-quality public education, invest in clean energy, raise the minimum wage, ensure the right to vote, and close tax loopholes that allow large corporations to avoid paying their taxes in the United States and ship jobs overseas. Mark currently serves as the Co-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and the co-founder and Co-Chair of the Labor Caucus and is also Chair Emeritus of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC).  In his former role in the state legislature and as a Representative in the US Congress, he has been a friend to Voces de la Frontera Action, fighting for immigrant workers and their families. He has truly earned the word CHAMPION for immigrant rights, most recently supporting other members of the progressive caucus, calling on President Biden to use his executive power to terminate the controversial and racist 287G program that deputizes local law enforcement to collaborate with ICE. This discredited and controversial program creates fear among immigrant families in our communities, undermines public safety, and legalizes racial profiling. We are proud of Congressman Pocan’s national leadership and he deserves our vote.

Learn more about Mark Pocan and his vision for a more progressive WI.