Today isn’t just any old Tuesday… It’s the SPRING PRIMARY! We’re all about civic engagement here at Short Stack, and we want to encourage everyone to get out there and exercise your right to vote. Now, primaries tend to not get as much buzz or turn out as other elections. Your voice matters NOW — don’t wait to show up and make your voice heard, you have a great opportunity to do so this Tuesday.

Here’s what will be on the ballot for those of us living in Downtown Madison:

  • Mayor

  • Madison Metropolitan School District School Board Member – Seat 3

  • Madison Metropolitan School District School Board Member – Seat 4

  • Madison Metropolitan School District School Board Member – Seat 5

Check out to check your registration status, see who/what is on the ballot, and register t vote (or get info on how to register to vote if you do not meet the requirements to register online). The City of Madison also provides detailed information about voting here.

Wisconsin currently has very strict voter ID laws. In order to vote in Wisconsin, there are specific identifications that you must have with you. provides information about those identifications and how to get them. 

Voting as a student at the UW, MATC, or other nearby college can be particularly confusing — especially if you are from out of state. Check out this website (published by the UW, so it is UW specific) for information about voting as student!

Will you be out of town on voting day? Do you currently reside in a different state than you have established residency? Are you a student? You can vote absentee or early! The City of Madison provides detailed instructions for how Madisonians can vote absentee or early on this website.

Getting to the polls can be difficult, but there are many organizations and services that are willing to help. is a service that provides rides for those that need them — and you can even sign up to be a driver!

A great way to learn about current political and social issues is It is geared towards seeing where you fall in terms of the potential 2020 presidential candidates, but has lots of information to help educate you on various issues.