Schedule

Additional events and dates to be announced! Check back here often for more information.

July 18, 2016  Madison, WI - Kick-Off Event & Neighborhood Canvass

Join us at the Gear Up To Vote kick-off event at the Madison Senior Center at 10:00AM.
Help us unveil the colorful van and kick off the tour on July 18 at 10AM. Hear from League of Women Voters about the voter registration and education tour set to cross Wisconsin this summer and fall. RSVP to lwvwisconsin@lwvwi.org or 608-256-0827.

Then the tour heads to the Hammersley/Teresa neighborhood where we join the Neighborhood Association President, Gloria Meyer, and members of the League of Women Voters of Dane County in a door-to-door canvass to inform and register voters from 5:30-7:30PM.

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July 19, 2016  Whitewater, WI - Whitewater City Market

Whitewater City Market
3:30-7:30 PM in Downtown Whitewater
Whitewater City Market, established in 2015, brings area farmers, artisans, food carts, and the community together at beautiful Cravath Lakefront Park every Tuesday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. to create not only a unique shopping experience but a celebration of what is local. Hosted by Downtown Whitewater, this vibrant market includes free music, kids’ activities, and over 50 vendors. We join the League of Women Voters of the Whitewater Area to register and inform voters.

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July 30, 2016  Manitowoc and Two Rivers, WI - Farmers Markets

Join us at these two great Farmer Market staples along the shores of Lake Michigan on Saturday morning. The League of Women Voters of Manitowoc County will be available to take questions and inform voters about the upcoming elections in 2016 and voting in Wisconsin.

We'll first stop at the Manitowoc Farmers Market from 8AM until 10:30AM. (North of the Manitowoc Public Library along the Manitowoc River at the northeast corner of South Eighth and Quay Streets in Downtown Manitowoc.)

Then follow us along Hwy 42 into Two Rivers, WI for the Farmers Market in downtown along Main Street from 11AM to 1PM. (map for Two Rivers here: https://goo.gl/maps/3pmiyBzF4Rk)
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August 2, 2016  Milwaukee, WI - Harley Davidson & MPD Community Event - National Night Out 1PM-3PM

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

This year the event will be held in the West Side Market parking lot (1201 N. 35th Street) next to Harley Davidson Headquarters on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Gear Up to Vote Van will set up just after 1:00pm and stay until 3:00pm. Members of The League of Women Voters of Milwaukee will continue to table and inform voters throughout the event until 7:00pm. Come on out!

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August 2, 2016  Janesville, WI - National Night Out 5pm-8pm

Join the Janesville Police Department & the Janesville Recreation Division for this nationally celebrated event! National Night Out promotes neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships. Bring the family for free food and drinks, live music, kids' games, police demonstrations, and several community booths…
Including our Gear Up to Vote van teaming up with the League of Women Voters of Janesville to help get the vote out on National Night Out. See you out there from 5PM-8PM!

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August 4, 2016  Appleton, WI - Mile of Music

The League of Women Voters of Appleton welcomes the Gear Up To Vote Tour at Mile of Music in downtown Appleton on Thursday, August 4th from Noon to 6PM. Mile of Music is an amazing mile of safe, walkable and hospitable experiences from craft shops to restaurants, cafes, and bars, all exhibiting the original, hand-crafted flavor that makes Appleton unique. And we'll be there to help get voters informed and Geared Up for the August and November elections.

Stop by our booth outside the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center at 400 W. College Ave.

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August 18, 2016  Grafton, WI - ADRC Senior Picnic

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Ozaukee County welcomes the Gear Up To Vote Tour to the Grafton Senior Picnic at Grafton High School on August 18. The van staff along with members of the League of Women Voters of Ozaukee County will be at the event from 10:30AM to 1:00PM to inform seniors about the November election and photo ID options for senior citizens. Come on out and ask us your questions. Hope to see you there!

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August 24, 2016  Green Bay, WI - Farmers Market

Whether you are looking for fresh food, a place to socialize, shop, eat, or play; On Broadway is where you can find it all. This Farmers' Market On Broadway is the 2nd largest in the State of Wisconsin! Come down Wednesday Night to stock your pantry, try a craft brew, or take in the scene.

And this Wednesday, Aug 24, Gear Up to Vote will be at the On Broadway Farmers Market with the League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay to register and encourage voters to get to the polls. We'll be out there between 3pm and 8pm. See you there!

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August 26, 2016  Beloit, WI - Beloit College

Here we come Beloit! The Gear Up To Vote tours teams up with the League of Women Voters of Beloit in a campus visit on Friday, August 26 to register students and get them geared up for the November election. Students will be able to register at Commons/Chapin Hall between 11AM - 1PM. And then again at the Community Connection Day between 3:30PM - 5:30PM. Look for the Gear Up To Vote van and volunteers in bright orange visors!

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August 27, 2016  Madison, WI - Elver Park West Fest

The Gear Up to Vote tour makes a stop at Elver Park for West Fest on Saturday, August 27. We join the League of Women Voters of Dane County as well as the City of Madison Clerk's office for this Westside Community Day. It promises to be a fun-filled, intergenerational summer event bringing diverse neighbors together, building pride, a sense of belonging and fostering community engagement. Our volunteers will also offer voter registration and voter photo ID information at resource tent near the Elver Park shelter from 11AM - 3PM. Look for the Gear Up To Vote van. See you there!

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August 30, 2016  Janesville, WI - Blackhawk Technical College

The Gear Up To Vote tour makes a stop at Blackhawk Technical College on Tuesday, August 30th to take part in the Resource Fair in North Commons at the Central Campus. We'll be there to educate and register voters between 11:30AM and 1:00PM. A big thanks and shout out to the League of Women Voters in both Janesville and Beloit for providing members to register voters for this event. And a Special Thanks to Jacquelyn Moss at CEEP (Campus Election Engagement Project) for helping to coordinate this tour stop. We love helping students Gear Up to Vote (some voting for the first time)! See you there.

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September 11, 2016  Wisconsin Rapids, WI - Grand Affair

We head to the Downtown “Grand” Affair. Join us in Downtown Wisconsin Rapids from 10AM-4PM on Sunday, September 11, to celebrate the beautiful autumn season with music, food, children’s activities and much more like a variety of vendors including: arts and crafts, antiques, food and farm market produce. Look for the colorful van on the Westside of the river bridge along West Grand Avenue. We join the League of Women Voters of the Wisconsin Rapids Area to register and inform voters at this day event. See you there!

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September 13, 2016  Stevens Point, WI - UWSP SIEO Job Fair

We're bringing the van to team up with the League of Women Voters of Stevens Point to assist UWSP students register to vote at the Fall Jobs Fair on September 13. We'll be on campus between 10AM - 12:15 PM to help Pointers Gear Up to Vote! Come on out to Dreyfus Student Union. See you there.

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September 13, 2016  Stevens Point, WI - Mid-State Technical College

Then the League of Women Voters of Stevens Point and the Gear Up To Vote van head across town to Mid-State Technical College on Tuesday, September 13 and between 12:30PM and 3:00PM where we'll be registering students on campus. Get voter information and get ready to vote! See you there.

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September 15, 2016  Viroqua, WI - Super Senior Day at the Vernon Co Fair

Gear Up To Vote teams up with the Vernon County Unit on Aging for the Super Senior Day at the Vernon County Fair. Stop by the Senior Citizen's Building on the fair grounds Thursday, September 15. We'll have information on registration and voting between 10AM and 2PM. We will have photo ID information for senior voters as well as information about voting for all citizens. Plus some freebies. Come over, say “hi” and get Geared Up for the November election. We look forward to seeing you there!

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September 17, 2016  Grantsburg, WI - Grantoberfest

We kick off the cooler weather and the change from Summer to Autumn in the great Northwest part of Wisconsin. The Gear Up to Vote staff joins the League of Women Voters of Upper St Croix in Grantsburg for Grantoberfest - a community celebration of Grantsburg and Fall. Come on out to the event at the Burnett Co Fair Grounds from 10AM to 4PM. We'll answer your questions about registration and photo ID. And give you freebies to remind you to vote. See you there!

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September 18, 2016  Madison, WI - ¡Viva Mexico!

Gear Up to Vote is an invited guest of the wonderful Viva México Festival! We join La Movida in the colorful celebration in honor of Mexican Independence Day on Sunday, September 18 beginning with our minivan in the car parade at 10 AM and then joining the festivities at the Alliant Energy Center from Noon to 4PM with a table to assist voters in registering and providing voting information. ¡Vamos a votar!

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September 22, 2016  Oshkosh, WI - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Gear Up to Vote heads to UW-Oshkosh on Thursday, September 22 to work with the League of Women Voters of Winnebago and the UW Oshkosh Student Association (OSA) to register and inform students about voting. Some will be voting for the first time and we want to help make their experience a good one! We'll be at Reeve Union from 10AM - 2PM.

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September 23, 2016  Madison, WI - Edgewood High School and Edgewood College

Edgewood High School invites the Gear Up To Vote project to their school to register first time student voters who will be 18 at the time of the November 8th election. Voting in your first election can be a mixed experience of excitement and fear. We plan to raise the excitement and reduce the fear by educating voters about what's on their ballots, candidate information, and how they can find their polling place.

Then we'll pop over to Edgewood College from 1PM-3PM in Predolin Hall, 2nd floor in Wingra Commons. Here we'll also register students. And let them know about the great news that their campus will be an early voting polling place between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, October 31 - November 4! Get registered. Go Vote!

Edgewood High School and College students will be Geared Up!

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September 26, 2016  Platteville, WI - University of WI-Platteville

Students of UW - Platteville! We're coming to kick-off a round of voter registration on campus so you are Geared Up to Vote and ready for the November 8th Election. We'll be at the Markee Student Center from 11AM - 2PM on Monday, September 26 to register students and answer your most pressing voter questions. So come on by and find out what you need to vote and grab some freebies.

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September 27, 2016  Madison, WI - National Voter Registration Day

It's National Voter Registration Day and Gear Up To Vote staff will be speaking at a press conference with the city of Madison Clerk's Office at 1pm at Warner Park in Madison.

Local League of Women Voters are holding events throughout Wisconsin. Check them out in your area:

Appleton
Appleton Public Library. Voter Registration before screening of Iron-Jaw Angels. Public welcome. 6:00-8:30PM.

Beloit
Beloit Area Community Health Center. Public welcome. Inside the Center 10am-12pm.

Dane County
Spectrum Brands. Employees only.

Milwaukee County
Area High Schools and Libraries. High Schools are private, for students only. Libraries are for the public.

Northwoods
Rhinelander High School. Students and staff only.

Ozaukee County
Cedarburg Public Library from 4:30-7:30PM. This is a public event.

Whitewater Area
City Market in downtown Whitewater on 5-7PM. This is a public event.

Winnebago
Riverview & Fox View Manor (Housing Authority in Winneconne & Omro)

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September 28, 2016  Ripon, WI - Ripon College and the Ripon Public Library

The League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area welcomes the Gear Up To Vote tour for a stop at Ripon College on Wednesday, September 28 from 10AM to 1PM at Pickard Commons. We'll be registering Ripon College students and preparing them to vote in the November election.
Then we trek over to the Ripon Public Library (120 Jefferson St, Ripon, WI 54971) to assist the citizens of Ripon and surrounding communities with registration and voting questions from 2PM-4PM. Come on out and get registered now, and pick up some fun freebie reminders to vote!

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September 30, 2016  Minocqua, WI - Farmers Market

The Gear Up to Vote van heads North to join the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods at the Minocqua Farmers Market. The market prides itself on locally grown and produced goods. We'll be mingling with folks from in and around Oneida County from 8AM-1PM to inform and prepare voters for the November election. Come on out to say “Hi” and let us know how we can help you Gear Up to Vote!

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October 1, 2016  Rhinelander, WI - Hodag Farmers Market

Next the Gear Up to Vote tour goes to Rhinelander, WI with the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods to assist voters at the Hodag Farmers Market. At the Hodag Market they provide a connection to farm and country life, and community access to fresh from the farm produce. This is an open-air market where people meet to visit with friends and neighbors and get Geared Up to Vote. We'll be there from 8AM-1PM. See you there!

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October 3, 2016  La Crosse, WI - University of WI - La Crosse

The League of Women Voters of La Crosse partners with the UWL Student Association in welcoming the Gear Up To Vote project on campus on Monday, October 3 from 10AM - 2PM at Cartwright Center. We'll be there to register and inform UWL students to get out to vote for the November 8th Election. We're looking forward to seeing you there! Go Eagles. Vote!

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October 4, 2016  Eau Claire, WI - University of WI-Eau Claire

Get ready Blugolds! The Gear Up To Vote van arrives on campus Tuesday, October 4 as a guest of the Student Senate. We will be on at UWEC at the Davies Center to educate voters and assist with voter registration so you are all ready to vote in November. Come by for free stuff. And register to vote. See you there between 10AM and 2PM. Bring a friend!

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October 5, 2016  Mequon, WI - MATC Mequon Campus

Gear Up To Vote together with the League of Women Voters of Ozaukee County will assist with registering MATC students to vote at the Mequon Campus on Wednesday, October 5. We hope many students and first time voters will register to vote and get information about the upcoming November election. Find out how you can engage in your democracy.

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October 8-October 9, 2016  Bayfield, WI - Applefest

Hailed as one of the 10 Best Fall Harvest Festivals in the nation by USATODAY, Bayfield, Wisconsin celebrates its Apple Festival that includes a farm market featuring local producers, over 60 orchard and food booths selling Bayfield's apples, apple delicacies, and festival food favorites! There is plenty to buy and see at the 140 art, craft and vendor booths. And we'll have our Gear Up To Vote booth with voter information staffed by local members of the League of Women Voters of Ashland - Bayfield Counties. The festival culminates with the Grand Parade on Sunday, which features a 400 member “Mass Band” finale. Watch for our Van in the parade! See you there.

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October 12, 2016  Door County, WI - High School Registration and Candidate Forum:1st Assembly District

Gear Up to Vote joins The League of Women Voters of Door County for a two-event day! First we will assist with voter registration during the school day at Southern Door High School for all eligible student voters. It's very exciting to help young voters prepare to vote for the first time!

Then later that evening the League will host a Candidate Forum for the 1st Assembly District beginning at 7PM. Incumbent Rep. Joel Kitchens (Republican) and challenger Lynn Utesch (Democrat) have agreed to meet in a forum setting to be held at Southern Door High School auditorium, located south of Sturgeon Bay (just off Hwy. 42/57, the 4-lane to Green Bay). The 1st District encompasses all of Door & Kewaunee counties plus slivers of Brown and Manitowoc. Engage with your democracy. Join us for this forum.

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October 25, 2016  Wisconsin Dells, WI - Community Dinner

Gear Up To Vote heads to Spring Hill School in Wisconsin Dells to attend the Dells Community Supper on October 25 from 4:30-6:00PM. We'll have voting information and materials available for the Wisconsin Dells community at a table for this event. The supper is designed to break barriers and bring the community together while enjoying each others company and a good meal. Gear Up is honored to be invited to this wonderful community event!

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