Voter Resources

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Living in a democracy is a precious gift, and as Christians we understand ourselves to be stewards of the gifts God has given us. With the right to participate in the political process comes the responsibility to exercise that gift on behalf of the common good.

As we approach the elections of 2016 we again have the opportunity to help shape the public discussion about the goals and values we want expressed in our national, state, and local government.   The following statewide elections will be held this year:

  • Spring Primary: February 16
  • Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary: April 5
  • Partisan Primary: August 9
  • General Election: November 8

The Wisconsin Council of Churches offers the following resources to assist you and other members of your congregation in exercising your rights and responsibilities as voters.

New Wisconsin Voter ID Requirement

Learn what you need to bring with you to the polls in order to be allowed to vote, and how to get a free WI state ID card if you need one, at Bring It to the Ballot

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A Winter Sky in Wisconsin

2016 Voter Education Guide

Review 11 things your congregation can do to help its members learn about the candidates and issues, encourage voter registration, raise the level of public dialogue, and exercise faithful citizenship.

Download a 2016 Voter Education Guide in PDF format.

 

Election Year Bulletin Insert

Download a bulletin insert for your congregation that includes:

  • A statement on voting as a Christian responsibility;
  • Helpful information for the 2016 elections;
  • Ten principles to consider when deciding how to vote; and
  • A prayer for the election and our elected leaders.

The insert is available in both PDF and editable Word formats.  Simply print or copy the insert double-sided, and cut in half.  You can also cut and paste text from the insert into your church newsletter or website.

Bulletin insert: Word  PDF

Additional Voter Resources

Voting Information 

My Vote Wisconsin

Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

Campaign and Candidate Information

Rules for Political Activity by Religious Organizations

Faith, Values and Public Issues

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