League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Rapids Area

Sustaining our democratic society since 1970

The League of Women Voters of Dane County, through it's partner organization the Dane County Voter ID Coalition, maintains a Voter Helpline (608-285-2141) that voters throughout the state can call for assistance with voting questions. Dane County volunteers are able to answer most  questions to the Helpline. But sometimes local experts are needed to provide information unique to a community or to provide direct assistance, for example serving as a witness for an absentee ballot when a voter is staying in due to COVID.  The Helpline's statewide network currently has 22 local experts (and their groups) covering 31 counties and communities, and continues to grow with the participation of local League of Women Voters and ACLU chapters, other grassroots groups and civic-minded individuals.

Update: Marion Matthews @ Aug 31, 2020

  1. Voters can now contact the Helpline (608-285-2141) online in addition to calling and texting.  Voters can go to the Voter ID Coalition website where they can search our Helpline FAQs as well as submit a question.  A Helpline volunteer will email back to answer that question and any others they might have.
  2. Our newly hired Helpline managers will start answering calls on September 3.  Through a grant from the Dane County Clerk, we have been able to hire 3 managers, working at separate times, to answer calls directly rather than the calls going to voicemail.  We think speaking to a person "live" on the first try will be an improvement to the service the Helpline provides.  The managers are contracted to work through the November election.  We'll still be using volunteers as needed.
  3. We need your help publicizing the Helpline in your area.  In addition to putting the Helpline number on your website and other publicity materials, you might consider submitting an article to a local paper, posting on local social networking sites such as Nextdoor, or adding an article to social group or faith group bulletins.  Please help us get the word out.  Here's a description of the Helpline you can use:

    The League of Women Voters of Dane County, through it's partner organization the Dane County Voter ID Coalition, maintains a Voter Helpline (608-285-2141) that voters throughout the state can call for assistance with voting questions. Dane County volunteers are able to answer most  questions to the Helpline. But sometimes local experts are needed to provide information unique to a community or to provide direct assistance, for example serving as a witness for an absentee ballot when a voter is staying in due to COVID.  The Helpline's statewide network currently has 22 local experts (and their groups) covering 31 counties and communities, and continues to grow with the participation of local League of Women Voters and ACLU chapters, other grassroots groups and civic-minded individuals.