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February 25, 2020

1/27/2020 10:49:00 AM
Use your right to vote!

Dear Editor,
Voting is fundamental to our democracy, yet many don't vote because they don't think it matters. Voting rights are under attack across America. In Wisconsin, the main ways this is happening are:
•Extreme gerrymandering that allows the party in power to draw maps that guarantee re-election. Politicians choose voters rather than voters choosing legislators. Gerrymandering DOES diminish the power of your vote. It increases partisanship and makes it unnecessary for legislators to listen to anyone with opposing views.
•Strict Photo Voter ID law that has caused confusion about what is acceptable as a Voter ID and has made it difficult for some to obtain a valid photo voter ID.
•The potential purge of over 200,000 voters from the voting roles. In January 2020 there are 251,971 fewer registered voters in Wisconsin than there were in November 2016 (elections.wi.gov).
Please use your right to vote! Go to https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ to see if you are registered to vote. It's easy - just enter your name and birthdate. You can register at that same site or you can get help from the many voter registration events around the state where you can also make sure you have the right voter ID.
Myra Enloe,
Dodgeville, WI





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