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IBEW Local 159 is actively engaged in the political scene within our jurisdiction, as well as statewide. Locally, we make our voice heard at public meetings for projects like Judge Doyle Square in downtown Madison, and the Enbridge Pipeline pump station in Waterloo. We also weigh in on policies and issues of statewide significance, such as electrical licensing and Right To Work legislation.

We advocate for labor-friendly measures whenever possible. Using tools like Community Workforce Agreements and Project Labor Agreements helps boost the number of local residents hired for jobs in their own communities. The workers’ earnings are in turn spent locally, and benefit the community.

Are you registered to vote?

Make sure you’re registered to vote by checking out your status on and visit to make sure you also have the right ID to vote, as the new Voter ID Law is in effect.

Vote Tuesday, February 16

Vote! Polls are open Tuesday, from 7:00am – 8:00pm.
Find voting info at  (Find your polling place, update your registration, see your sample ballot, find your elected officials, and more.)
If you have an absentee ballot: witnessed, signed absentee ballots are due by 8:00pm, Tuesday, February 16. Learn more about voting absentee

Voters may register at the polls on election day.
Take your Wisconsin ID, when you go to vote. See acceptable forms of ID
To register, or update your voter registration, take your proof of residence.

By state law, Wisconsin (Wis. Stat. Ann. § 6.76) Workers may take up to three consecutive unpaid hours off work, on election day, to vote.
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From the IBEW International Office


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Absentee Ballots Available Now

for Spring Primary Election, February 16

Request your Absentee Vote By Mail Ballot today,
at MyVote Wisconsin

Did you know:
You can also track your Absentee Ballot at MyVote Wisconsin

Learn more about voting in Wisconsin at LWV

At My Vote Wisconsin, you can: check or update your registration, find out where to vote, see your sample ballot, learn who your elected officials are, and much more.

Spring Election 2021 is April 6

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today and every day, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Save the Date — Spring Elections 2021

Spring Primary: February 16, 2021

Spring Election: April 6, 2021 

State offices to be elected are State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Court of Appeals Judge, Districts I, II and III, and Circuit Court Judge.

A special partisan primary and special partisan election for Representative to the Assembly – District 89 (NE Wisconsin, John Nygren’s seat), and State Senator – District 13 (SC Wisconsin, Scott Fitzgerald’s seat), will be held in conjunction with the February 16, 2021 primary, and the April 6, 2021 election. 

Register to vote, update your registration, find your polling place, find your elected officials, and much more at

Access nonpartisan voting info, and a wealth of other resources at League of Women Voters Wisconsin

Stay in touch with state and local labor:
Wisconsin AFL-CIO more... “Save the Date — Spring Elections 2021”

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