On Thursday March 8th, volunteers from Chippewa Valley Votes, a non-partisan group, will spread out across the region to register voters in advance of the upcoming spring election. Voter registration booths will be set up at venues in Eau Claire, Menomonie, Chippewa Falls, and Colfax, where knowledgeable volunteers will be ready to work with anyone who needs help registering to vote or getting a voter photo ID.
- Eau Claire, LE Phillips Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Chippewa Room (downstairs) 12-7pm
- Eau Claire, UWEC Davies Center, 77 Roosevelt Ave, downstairs, 10am-2pm
- Eau Claire North High School (students only) 10am-2pm
- Menomonie, Menomonie Market Food Coop, 814 Main Street East, 2-7pm
- Chippewa Falls, Public Library, 105 W Central St, Meeting Room (near front entrance) 12-7pm
- Colfax Public Library, 613 Main St, Colfax, Wisconsin 54730, 4-7pm
“We’re here to help. Our goal is to make sure every voter has what they need to cast a ballot in the April 3rd election. Our volunteers are trained to get people registered and ready to vote.” says Bill Hogseth, one of the event coordinators. “We believe every voter deserves a voice.”
Individuals wishing to register should bring a proof of residency document such as a utility bill, paycheck, bank statement, residential lease, or a cell phone bill. If an individuals who possess a current DMV-issued photo identification card, they should also bring it along. If an individual has moved since last voting, they must re-register in order to vote.
This regional voter registration drive is part of a non-partisan effort called “Chippewa Valley Votes”, organized by local volunteers. The purpose is to help citizens participate in the democratic process through services including registration, education, and assistance with navigating the photo ID process. The event is held in partnership with the League of Women Voters-Greater Chippewa Valley chapter.
For more information, visit the Chippewa Valley Votes website at http://www.chippewavalleyvotes.org