News 3 Voter Guide: What you need to know before Election Day

News 3 Voter Guide: What you need to know before Election Day

With Election Day coming up on Tuesday, News 3 is answering questions you may have about voting, and providing you with comprehensive information on races in our area.

I’m not registered — can I still do that?

You can register until Friday, Nov. 2 at your local clerk’s office. Otherwise, you can register at the polls on Election Day. You will need proof of residence to do that. You can find more information on what you should bring for registration here.

How can I find where I should vote?

You’ll likely vote somewhere in your neighborhood, at a school, community center or other public place. You can put your address into myvote.wi.gov and it will show you where your polling place will be. A reminder that you may want to check this location, especially if you’ve moved recently.

What’s on my ballot?

For governor, Republican incumbent Scott Walker faces Democratic State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers .

In the race for attorney general , Republican incumbent Brad Schimel is facing off against Democratic attorney Josh Kaul.

You’ll see races for secretary of state and state treasurer as well.

For congressional seats, you’ll find the race for U.S. Senate. Democratic incumbent Tammy Baldwin faces Republican challenger Leah Vukmir .

There are U.S. House races on ballots across the state as well, although all are not contested. In the 2nd Congressional District Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan is running unopposed. In the 1st Congressional District Republican Bryan Steil is facing Democrat Randy Bryce for the seat held by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

There are races for state Senate and state Assembly in many areas, although some seats are unopposed.

Some counties in our area have placed advisory referendums on the ballot including about marijuana legalization and commercial property taxes.

A number of communities in our area have school referendums on their ballot including:

Belmont
Beloit Turner
Brodhead
Dodgeville
Edgerton
Evansville
Hillsboro
Jefferson
Juda
Lake Mills
Middleton-Cross Plains
Mineral Point
Monona Grove
Montello
New Glarus
Oregon
Poynette
River Valley
Watertown
Wisconsin Dells

The Wisconsin Elections Commission tracks the full list of candidates who are on the ballot statewide, but you can find what’s on your ballot by going to myvote.wi.gov .

I’m seeing a lot of political ads — where can I get more information on the claims?

News 3 has been doing fact-checks of political ads and debates for more than a decade — and this election is no exception. Head here to look at our Reality Checks from this season.

What do I need to vote?

You’ll need a valid photo ID to cast your ballot. There are a number of types of photo IDs that are allowed to be used at the polls. You can also get a free Wisconsin state ID card to use for voting.

When do the polls open?

Polls are open in Wisconsin from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day.

What if I don’t have a ride to my polling place?

A few places are offering free rides including Fitchburg Family Pharmacy , Union Cab , and Common Cause of Wisconsin has put together a comprehensive list of how to get a ride anywhere in Wisconsin.

Where can I watch coverage and get results on Election Day?

You can follow News 3 reporters all day on Channel3000.com . Once the polls close at 8 p.m., News 3 will livestream the most comprehensive local coverage to Channel3000.com and to the WISC-TV/Channel3000 Facebook page where you can interact with our team. You can also find full election results once they start coming in at the top of Channel3000.com .

Have other questions? Email us at tips@channel3000.com . News 3 Voter Guide: What you need to know before Election Day

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