Vote for Water!

Aug 7, 2018 | Citizen Advocacy, Water Policy

River Alliance has always encouraged our members to be civically engaged. One of the ways to protect water is to talk to elected officials about how, and why, water matters to you. It’s critical that elected officials know that Wisconsinites deeply value clean and plentiful water.
During River Alliance’s 25 years of empowering people to protect and restore water, we’ve heard (and seen) firsthand that the people of Wisconsin are passionate about clean water and our natural world. When policies coming out of the Capitol are anti-conservation, our members speak up and get actively involved to push back. A poll earlier this year confirmed what we know from our work with people all across the state… In the poll, environmental issues came in third after health care and education as the top issues Wisconsinites think are important. 
We also know that water unites all Wisconsinites. We see it in our work every day. Farmers, homeowners, small and large businesses all need clean water every day. Anglers, boaters, swimmers and bird watchers all rely on clean water to enjoy their favorite hobbies and interests. And, very simply, we all drink water. In this great state everyone should be able to turn on their faucet and know the water they are drinking is safe for their families. Unfortunately, this is not the case for a growing number of Wisconsin residents.

There are many ways you can help protect Wisconsin’s waters.
In our recent 8 Ways to be a Water Hero  blog post, we included being a voter as one way to be a water hero. The first step to being a voter is to register to vote. 

How to Register to Vote


Registering to vote online:
To be eligible to register to vote online you need to have a current and valid Wisconsin Driver’s License or Wisconsin State ID Card.

If the information on your license or ID is current, you can register to vote at:
The deadline to register to vote online for the November election is October 17th.)
If you still need to register to vote for the August 14th primary, you have two options: 
  1. Register in your municipal clerk’s office. You may register in person in your municipal clerk’s office during the clerk’s business hours until 5:00 PM on August 10, 2018.
    Find your Municipal Clerk’s Contact Information here.
  2. Register to vote at your polling place on election day, August 14 from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
    Find your Polling Place here. 
We encourage you to learn about candidates at all levels of government and from all political stripes. Talk to them about water issues you are most concerned about. And then vote.