Why do we Vote on Tuesdays?
What’s Sacred about Tuesday? Turns out… nothing. For almost 200 years, Americans have been voting on Tuesdays. We don’t really question it, but instead accept that by some act of fate Tuesdays are when we decide who represents us in government. However, there is a reason for this seemingly random day to vote. There isn’t […]
The Burden of Registering to Vote
In America, who gets to be a voter? Well, thanks to the 15th, 19th, and 26th amendments, every US citizen who is 18 years old on or before Election Day can cast a ballot, but you also have to meet your state’s residency requirements. You also need to register to vote by your state’s voter […]
Is America Still a Democracy?
Democracy – A system of government that bases its legitimacy on the participation of its people. America’s been doing this democracy thing for a while now but we have not always been great at the “participation of all its people” part. Even today, we’re the only advanced democracy that deliberately discourages its people from voting. […]
What Does an Alder Do?
Have you ever found yourself asking “what in the world is an alder, and what do they do?” Well, you’ve come to the right spot! With the help of Madison District 8 alder candidate Ayomi Obuseh, we’re gonna tell you exactly what an alderperson does and how you can find yours. While being an alderperson […]
BadgersVote & 2020 Election
BadgersVote is a campus-wide initiative that strives to provide the University of Wisconsin–Madison students with everything they need to know in order for them to participate in their elections. The Coalition is comprised of many individuals, units, and departments across campus and the city of Madison. In the run-up to the 2020 Presidential Election, As […]
Be Sexy. Work a Poll.
Originally posted on the Captimes If you’ve ever been to a polling station, you might have noticed that the average age of a poll worker is about 76.5 years old (citation needed). This also happens to be the approximate age of the people most vulnerable to die from COVID-19. Work a Poll This has left a […]
Why Wisconsin is so important in 2020
Voting is kind of like buying Packer shares: hard to prove how much impact your contribution actually made, but doesn’t it feel that much better knowing you played a small part when your team wins. For the first time in Wisconsin history, the Juneteenth Flag is Flying Over the Capitol. Which feels like a strong […]