Informed Voter

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Some races in Wisconsin's midterm elections were predictable, while others saw votes counted well into the morning. Tony Evers unseated two-term Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a neck and neck race, Tammy Baldwin retained her U.S. Senate seat and Paul Ryan's 1st Congressional Seat remains in Republican hands.

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News outlets in Wisconsin and across the country have been covering the midterm elections a lot. But why are these elections so important?

That's what one Wisconsinite texted us, as part of our Informed Voter series — a collaboration between WUWM and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to answer questions texted to us from potential Wisconsin voters.

November’s midterm elections could change the balance of power here in Wisconsin and in the U.S. Congress. Covering hotly contested races to the voting process itself, WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee’s NPR and the Journal Sentinel are partnering to help you gain a better understanding of what’s at stake.

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During an election season, public opinion polls are always big news. It’s important to understand the fundamentals of polls and how the news media covers them.

We received many texts from Wisconsinites with questions about polls for our Informed Voter series — a collaboration between WUWM and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to answer questions texted to us from potential Wisconsin voters.

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The voting process in Wisconsin can be confusing. Before your ballot can be counted, you have to be a registered voter. Then you have the option to vote early, absentee or actually go to the polls. Not to mention that you need to make sure you’re on top of any changes to voting laws.

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Election Day is weeks away, but one thing is almost assured: the war of attack ads will continue to heat up in the coming days. And that’s where we start our Informed Voter series  — a collaboration between WUWM and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to answer questions texted to us from potential Wisconsin voters.

Beatrice in Washington County wants to know:

November’s midterm elections could change the balance of power here in Wisconsin and in the U.S. Congress. From hotly contested races to the security of elections themselves, WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are partnering to help you gain a better understanding of what’s at stake on Nov. 6.

This biweekly series, called Informed Voter: Wisconsin's Midterm Elections, is an opportunity for you to connect with our reporters to have your election-related questions answered — on-air, online and via text.