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Civic Engagement for Learners: the Census and Voting

Census 2020: Wisconsin

The United States does a Census every 10 years. The US Constitution requires a count of every person who lives in the United States, no matter what their citizenship status is.  

Census information affects representation in federal, state, and local governments and how the government spends money.

ProLiteracy's Webinar 2020 Census & Adult Education: Adapting to Covid-19 Challenges answers questions about the Census since COVID-19.


The US Census Bureau changed operations to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.  

Under the current plan, you must complete your Census forms by September 30th.  You can complete the form you received:

  • by mail in March
    or
  • on your door (starting July 16th).

Census Takers (staff) will:

  • not knock on your door 
  • not interact with the people in your home.
  • leave the paper form on your doorstep.
  • wear face masks and use hand sanitizers.
  • maintain social distancing.

How to identify a Census taker: https://2020census.gov/en/census-takers.html

If you have not received your 2020 Census form:

If you don't have your Census ID number:

Learn how Wisconsin is doing in the 2020 Census:

 

Civic Engagement for Learners: Voting and the Census Webinar

Learn from experts on census and voting and how you can help learners engage in these important areas.

Click Here to Download the Webinar PDF

Additional Webinar about the Census:

Census resources links:

 

Wisconsin Voting Information

Who can request an absentee ballot?

  • All voters in Wisconsin can ask to receive an absentee ballot by mail for any reason.

How do I request an absentee ballot?

  1. Know the absentee ballot deadlines: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoterDeadlines.
  2. Register to vote: myvote.wi.gov
  3. Request an absentee ballot: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee.
  4. Submit a photo ID: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/PhotoIDRequired.

What documents do I need to register to vote?

How do I register to vote?

Are there other Voter Registration Guidelines?

What about justice involved adults?

In Wisconsin, after an adult has completed their sentence (including parole), they can register to vote. For more information: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/misc/lc/issue_briefs/2019/courts_and_criminal_law/ib_felons_vote_ph_2019_10_29

When are the next elections?

Fall Partisan Elections in Wisconsin.  

When is the Fall 2020 General Election?

  • Partisan Primary Day: August 11, 2020
  • General Election Day: November 3, 2020

This fall, we vote for:

  • President
  • U.S. Representative
  • Even-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats
  • All Wisconsin Assembly seats
  • All District Attorneys 

2020 Fall Elections – Offices to be Elected for details.