Be an Informed Voter

October 10, 2014

College Library recently installed a new display of books related to current affairs – the economy, foreign policy, employment, and the political system – encouraging students to select a title and become more informed about issues affecting the upcoming election.

Over the past few months information surrounding the November elections has changed rapidly, particularly regarding the matter of voter IDs at the polls. On Oct. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Wisconsin’s voter ID law from being enforced in next month’s election. As a result, a photo ID will not be required to cast a vote. To keep up-to-date, please consult the official Voter Information site prepared by the University of Wisconsin.

If you would like more information about candidates and races within the state, consider visiting Wisconsin Vote, a site hosted by Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television. There you’ll find absentee ballot applications, a schedule of candidate debates, contact information, and more.

Help yourself to one of the Wisconsin Vote buttons included in the display. Broadcast the fact that you are an informed voter!

photo courtesy of Theresa Thompson