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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 www.myvote.wi.gov and visit www.bringit.wi.gov to make sure you also have the right ID to vote, as the new Voter ID Law is in effect.


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Get Ready to Vote November 3!

NOW is a good time to register to vote.
And/or request your absentee ballot.

Yes, we just had the fall primary election, but the November 3 election is coming up fast.
The US Postal Service is experiencing delays, so if you plan to vote by mail, request your absentee ballot NOW, and when you receive it, return it ASAP. Some municipalities may also use secure ballot drop boxes, so keep an eye on your local clerk’s office for information in the coming weeks. The city of Madison just announced it will install 14 secure ballot drop boxes.


The Wisconsin Elections Commission https://elections.wi.gov/ has posted some important deadlines and facts, for November 2020 (read on). Read the full article at https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039.… Read more... “Get Ready to Vote November 3!”

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Vote Tuesday, August 11!

Polls are open 07:00 am-8:00 pm
Plan ahead!  When will YOU vote?

If you plan to vote in person on August 11,
confirm your polling location at www.MyVote.wi.gov

To vote, bring acceptable photo ID,
see https://bringit.wi.gov/ for details.
Your unexpired Wisconsin driver license is the easiest ID to use. It does NOT need your current address to be suitable ID for voting.

You CAN register to vote at the polls on Tuesday.
To register, be sure to bring acceptable proof of residence (see www.MyVote.wi.gov for details).
Examples: a current Wisconsin driver license or ID card (with your current address), current utility bill, pay stub, current residential lease, property tax bill, etc.
See more options at https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/publication/137/proof_of_residence_guide_pdf_13964.pdf

Read on for more info and links for other counties.Read more... “Vote Tuesday, August 11!”

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April 6, 2020: Election and Voting Update

NO FOOLING

Spring Election and Presidential Primary is Tuesday, April 7. VOTE!

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HR 6201 Overview

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