Weekly Republican Radio Address:  Online Voter Registration

 

Madison Today, Senator Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg) delivered the weekly Republican Radio Address.  He highlighted previous legislation creating an online voter registration system and encouraged citizens to register to vote.

 

Listen to the radio address:

 

“Hi, this is State Senator Devin LeMahieu.

“Last week, Wisconsin voters cast ballots in the fall partisan primary.  This means that the November 3rd election is right around the corner.

“With more political ads and heightened citizen interest, presidential elections usually mean a greater voter turnout.  Importantly, this fall is the first presidential election in Wisconsin’s history where citizens can register to vote online.

“Online voter registration was launched in 2017 thanks to a bill authored by Senator Kathy Bernier and myself.  The law expands access to the polls by replacing the need for paper registration forms.  At the same time, the law makes our elections more secure by using technology to clean-up the state’s voter list.

“On myvote.wi.gov, voters can quickly and easily check if they are registered, update their information, or register to vote for the first time.  All you need is a valid Wisconsin drivers’ license or state-issued ID.

“Although the process is easier than ever, voters shouldn’t wait:  The deadline to register online is Wednesday, October 14th. 

“However if this deadline is missed, eligible voters can still use same day registration to register at the polls on Election Day.

“Remember, get a head start:  Visit myvote.wi.gov.” 

Senator Devin LeMahieu represents the 9th Senate District, which includes portions of Sheboygan, Manitowoc, and Calumet Counties.  He is a Member of the Joint Committee on Finance.