Elections – Spring 2017

General Election – Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Early, in-person voting is available from March 14 – April 2.  

MTI Voters endorsed candidates for Spring 2017

Candidate Office Candidate Questionnaire / Website
Tony Evers*^ (Primary 2/21) State Superintendent for Public Instruction Questionnaire  / Campaign Website
Jill Karofsky Dane County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 12 Questionnaire / Campaign Website
Kate Toews Madison School Board Seat 6 Questionnaire / Campaign / Facebook 
Nicki Vander Meulen Madison School Board Seat 7 Questionnaire / Campaign / Facebook
^Previously endorsed by MTI VOTERS.
Endorsements by SCFL and WEAC Locals


NOTE: Voter ID will be required in both the Primary Election and the General Election (details at the link, goes to Wisconsin GAB Website)

Voter ID Information: City of Madison

How to obtain a Free Wisconsin ID for Voting: Click Here!

Volunteers Needed:

Phone Bank and help Re-elect Superintendent Tony Evers!
Join Fellow union members to help elect a pro worker Superintendent of Public Schools.

MTI Phone Bank Nights at the Labor Temple
Tony Evers and Madison BOE

Thursday 3/16 and Thursday, 3/30 (4-8 PM)
Madison Labor Temple 
1602 S Park St, Room #212, Madison
RSVP to Jeff Knight (knightj@madisonteachers.org / 257-0491)

Labor Temple Needs

Phone Banks

Every Tues. / Thurs. 4-8 PM

Phones and Canvass

Saturday 3/18 and 3/25
10 AM—4PM

Get out the Vote Weekend

Phones and Canvassing

April 1, 10 AM—4 PM
April 3 & 4   10 AM—8 PM

Walk packets for canvasses can be obtained outside of regular hours by contacting Justin Geiger (below)

Madison Labor Temple 
1602 S Park St, Room# 212, Madison WI.
For more details on how to get involved contact: 
Justin Geiger Office: Cell: 414-745-4177 jgeiger@wisaflcio.org ​

The Labor Temple can use also other help with the following:
Volunteer recruitment calls, data entry, postcards, putting together yard signs, writing letters to the editor.  Donations for water, soda, granola bars, apples (other fruit) and food for volunteers are also appreciated.

Call from home or download your own walk route for Tony Evers

Volunteer opportunities for Jill Karofsky

There are two weeks to go before the April 4 election. Many of you have reached out to ask what you can do to make sure we elect Jill as our next Dane County Judge. Here are five ideas; feel free to mix and match!

  • Write a letter to the editor in support of Jill. Do this quickly, as the papers will stop printing letters in the next week or so. Keep your letter short (200 words); send it in the body of the email not as an attachment; and include your name, address, and phone number. The papers won’t print all that information, but want it to verify you are who you say you are. For the Wisconsin State Journal, email your letter to wsjopine@madison.com; for The Capital Times, the email address is tctvoice@madison.com. If you have questions, or need to verify any facts, feel free to contact Melissa at 608/206-1818.
  • Utilize your social media and email networks to spread the word about your support for Jill. Share our first TV ad with your networks on your Facebook or through email. Click here to see the ad and share it. If you are on social media, and haven’t “LIKED” our campaign Facebook page, please do. And “SHARE” our posts widely.  Email five friends, tell them you are supporting Jill and why, encourage them to contact you or visit our website with any questions, and urge them to get out and vote on April 4. Endorsements from friends — Facebook and the old fashioned kind — are very important in judicial races.
  • Join us at our next meet and greet, Monday, March 27 from 5:30 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.  at the Bier Stube at the Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Avenue in Middleton. This is likely our last meet and greet before the election and it would be wonderful to see many supporters there. Bring a friend, neighbor, or colleague who hasn’t met Jill. Once people get to know Jill, and hear her share her experience, knowledge of the law, and vision for making our courts more just, they become supporters, too!
  • Go door-to-door to drop literature or canvass. If you can spare a couple of hours anytime during these last two weeks, we have lit, maps, and routes to walk. If you don’t want to canvass (i.e. talk to voters) that’s fine! Getting literature at people’s doors is important, too. To let us know you’d like to lit drop/canvass, email campaign@jillkarofskyforjudge.com or click here.


My Vote Wisconsin – Check your registration status, find your polling location and obtain a personalized sample ballot

Becoming a Special Registration Deputy (Madison only)

Wisconsin GAB – Voter Information Center – *new*

Absentee and Early Voting Information

Request an Absentee Ballot (City of Madison Only)

How to Register to Vote

Voting Information by Municipality

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