Informed Voter

November’s midterm elections could change the balance of power here in Wisconsin and in the U.S. Congress. WUWM and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are partnering to help you gain a better understanding of what’s at stake.

Informed Voter: Wisconsin's Midterm Elections is an opportunity for you to connect with our reporters to have your election-related questions answered — on-air, online and via text.

To participate, text 'election' to 414-269-6404 or enter your phone number here:

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The voting process in Wisconsin can be confusing. Before your ballot can be counted, you have to be a registered voter. Then you have the option to vote early, absentee or actually go to the polls. Not to mention that you need to make sure you’re on top of any changes to voting laws.

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Election Day is weeks away, but one thing is almost assured: the war of attack ads will continue to heat up in the coming days. And that’s where we start our Informed Voter series  — a collaboration between WUWM and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to answer questions texted to us from potential Wisconsin voters.

Beatrice in Washington County wants to know:

November’s midterm elections could change the balance of power here in Wisconsin and in the U.S. Congress. From hotly contested races to the security of elections themselves, WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are partnering to help you gain a better understanding of what’s at stake on Nov. 6.

This biweekly series, called Informed Voter: Wisconsin's Midterm Elections, is an opportunity for you to connect with our reporters to have your election-related questions answered — on-air, online and via text.