Gail Bliss directs Voters' Service, which is often the aspect of the League most visible to the public. Members register voters at locations around the county. They formulate questions for local candidates, compile their answers, and publish them as Candidates' Answers in Isthmus and online. They also arrange for a Spanish-language edition of Candidates' Answers. The League trains members to moderate candidate forums, and provides moderators when requested to do so. LWVDC also conducts interviews of local candidates, which are broadcast on the city cable channel. On Election Day, League members staff the office phones to answer questions about how, when, and where to vote. In 2012, a new program aims to assist hospitalized voters to cast their ballots.
In 2011 LWVDC received a grant from the Evjue Foundation (the charitable arm of The Capital Times) to provide additional voter services, including serving individuals who need help to obtain ID to vote. The LWVDC was instrumental in organizing the first Dane County multii-municipality Special Registration Deputy (SRD) training, which was made necesssary by changes in election law that eliminated statewide SRD training and certification.
Voter Registration Coordinators
Dane County Farmers' Market, Gail Bliss
Monona Farmers' Market, Mary Bean
Low Voter-Turnout Districts, Steve Ploeser, Sue Hoffenberg
Wil-Mar Farmers' Market, Lois Kiggens
Westside Community Farmers' Market, Barbara Mortensen, Joan Lundin
Candidates' Answers volunteer coordinator, Laura Chern
Candidate forum coordinator, Priscilla Thain
Coordinator of television interviews of candidates, Cheryl Daniels