On Friday, Ron Johnson and Mandela Barnes will square off in a debate in Milwaukee, vying for your vote less than five weeks before the 2022 fall election.
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, the Republican incumbent, will face his Democratic challenger, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, at 7pm on Friday, October 7.
The debate will air live on dozens of TV and radio stations across the state, and will be shown live on national network C-SPAN and Wisconsin public affairs cable network WisconsinEye. A list of the 70 stations airing the debate is available here. WORT will stream the broadcast on our website at the livestream below. We will broadcast the debate next Monday, October 10, at noon.
The debate is being organized by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation. It will be moderated by Jill Geisler, longtime Wisconsin news professional and chair of Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University in Chicago.
The WBA Foundation has a more than 32-year history of hosting debates and this year is adding a data team which will provide background research to the topics brought up during the debate while the debate airs. These resources can be found at: debate.wi-broadcasters.org/senate-debate/
The 2022 General Election is just weeks away on Tuesday, November 8. The deadline to register to vote by mail or online is Wednesday, October 19. After that, you’ll need to register at your municipal clerk’s office, or register to vote at your polling place on election day.
All voters in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for any reason. Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is November 3 at 5pm, but you are encouraged to request your absentee ballot earlier to ensure that it is received and counted by Election Day.
MyVote Wisconsin maintains a list of deadlines for voting in this election. There, you can also register to vote, see what’s on your ballot, and find your polling place. If you have questions, you’re encouraged to check with your local municipal clerk. You can look up your municipal clerk here. The Madison Clerk’s Office webpage is here.
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin maintains a helpful list of voting information and frequently asked questions here, and also has información del votante en espanol.