VOTE! Tues. Feb. 19 Primary

I Voted

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 is Wisconsin Primary Election Day. For the first time, some UWW students may be voting at the new polling place on campus. Others will vote at the Armory. Where do you vote? See the City’s elections information. Polls are open from 7am to 8pm.

What the heck is a primary, and why is it important?

A primary is part of the process used by the parties (Democratic and Republican) to figure out who will be their single candidate for the national Presidential election later. The primary voting determines how many delegates each candidate gets. These delegates are pledged to vote for that candidate at the party conventions in August and September. Wisconsin has an open primary, meaning you don’t have to be a registered or declared democrat or republican to vote in a party’s primary, but you can only vote in the primary for one or the other.

For more information about the primary and candidates, see:

Of course, the candidates have their own web sites too:

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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3 Responses to VOTE! Tues. Feb. 19 Primary

  1. Nader Gravel & Paul Kucinich

    Awake from your slumber
    4 Wise Men march with the people
    Washington DC

    Honesty compassion intelligence guts
    Not carrots sticks coercive diplomacy

    Divided we fall
    Mike Gravel
    Dennis Kucinich
    Ron Paul
    Ralph Nader
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    Rage against the machine
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  2. Eva Kold says:

    Slate Magazine has an article about the impact that the Wisconsin primary can have on the Democratic presidential race. The article is titled “Wisconsin Should be a Showdown.” You can view it online at

  3. Trixie says:

    Who should you vote for?
    This web site might help…try it.

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