Time to vote!

New precincts, voter ID highlight Feb. 16 election

voteNew voter ID requirements and a change in precincts in the City of La Crosse highlight the primary election for area voters Feb. 16.

The election includes a statewide primary for Justice of the Supreme Court, along with a few area county board of supervisors and school board primary races.

New voter ID requirements may add a step or two to the voting process — but students living in La Crosse can still easily cast their ballots in the election.

Also, the City of La Crosse has moved its 34 wards into 13 aldermanic districts, resulting in fewer polling locations.

Numerous websites exist for each individual change, but Murphy Library’s site has summarized the election process in its “Voting Resources: Next Election/How to Vote” site at http://libguides.uwlax.edu/voting.

The site’s detailed information includes:

  • Feb. 16 elections and sample ballots
  • UWL student voters
  • How to vote
  • Where to vote

Take time to become aware of the changes and make sure to take time to vote Tuesday, Feb. 16.