With our 2024 Democracy campaign, we aim to serve historically marginalized communities as they own and exercise their political power. We will protect and expand equitable and safe access to the democratic process through education, mobilization, and human-centered advocacy.

Nonpartisan Voter Guide

Our Know Your Rights voter guide has information about all things related to voting, including voter ID requirements, absentee and in-person voting, and resources on how to find more information about how you can vote. It always provides valuable information for voters with special circumstances, such as voting with a disability, criminal conviction, who have changed their names, and people experiencing homelessness and how they can participate in voting this year.

One of the cornerstones of our democracy is access to free and fair elections. Information is power, and that’s why the ACLU of Wisconsin, Common Cause Wisconsin, and Disability Rights Wisconsin teamed up to assemble this resource to be your go-to nonpartisan voting guide for the 2024 Election Cycle.

First Time Voter Campaign

Last year, we successfully secured funding for early voting locations at UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and in the Midtown area. We took steps to empower, educate, and encourage first-time Gen Z voters and nearby college staff and residents to vote and vote early.

Between canvassing, tabling, and text-banking, we reached 51,447 voters and encouraged them to vote in this election, raising awareness about the new early voting sites. Additionally, our digital ads generated 634,330 impressions.

We also successfully registered 38 students to vote during a voter registration event with the League of Women Voters and the Shorewood High School Student Alliance. 

Trivia Night

On February 27, 2024, over 50 community members, volunteers, staff, and partners came together for an evening of fun, camaraderie, and spirited competition, as the ACLU of Wisconsin hosted its first Voting Rights Trivia Night at the Cactus Club in Milwaukee’s historic Bay View neighborhood.

Throughout the evening, teams put their knowledge to the test as they tackled trivia questions spanning a wide range of topics from pop culture to politics; from Ru Paul’s Drag Race to down-ballot local elections taking place this spring.

Candidate Questionnaires

In anticipation of the April 2, 2024, election, we sent a questionnaire to the two candidates running for Milwaukee City Attorney about their positions on the civil rights and liberties issues impacting Milwaukeeans.

Election Protection

Election Protection works to ensure easy, fair, and safe access to the ballot box for every single Wisconsin voter.

We do this by working with our coalition partners to provide individual assistance through the Election Protection Hotline (1-866-OUR-VOTE),  monitoring and addressing systemic issues affecting access to the polls, and – when necessary – seeking relief for voters in the courts.

We recruited election observers to help monitor elections for systemic issues impacting voters and attorney volunteers to respond to these issues.