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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.

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

You must register before you can vote. 

What documents do I need to register?

How do I register?

You must show an acceptable photo ID to vote.  What is an acceptable photo ID?

Are there other Voter Registration Guidelines?

When are elections?

There are Spring Non-Partisan Elections and Fall Partisan Elections in Wisconsin.  

When are the Spring 2020 and Presidential Preference Primary elections?

  • Spring Primary: February 18, 2020
  • Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary: April 7, 2020

This spring, we vote for:

  • Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals Judge - Districts 1, 2 and 4 
  • Circuit Court Judge in several counties
  • Presidential Preference Primary (April 7, 2020)

 2020 Spring Election - Offices to be Elected for details.

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.