OUR ENDORSEMENT PROCESS

How we will choose our People’s Champion.

Over the last several months, the Wisconsin’s Choice campaign has gone all over the state, bringing voters together with candidates. Voters are enthusiastic about opportunities to directly engage with the candidates, discuss their platforms, and talk about the needs and concerns of voters. Wisconsin’s Choice is driving the conversation in the crowded Democratic field, helping voters discern between candidates and decide who will be the right person to represent the people of Wisconsin as governor.

In pursuit of our ultimate goal — restoring a government in Madison that represents the people– it’s time to narrow the field. We need to begin pushing candidates, and identify who the true leaders are.

That’s why from April 16th-April 19th, the people will vote in Wisconsin’s Choice first elimination round, narrowing the field to nine candidates. This will be the first vote of three, as we narrow the candidates down until we select our people’s champ in July. In the time between each vote, we’ll continue going around the state, host forums, and provide further opportunity for Wisconsinites to push the candidates on our key issues.

This process is not just an internet vote. Electing a people’s champ will require all of us to roll up our sleeves and put the work in to take back Wisconsin. Each round’s vote will be designed to increase grassroots participation over the election and promote unity in the fall.

FIRST ROUND

Requirements for residents to vote: Joining WC list

For candidates to be eligible: They must have declared for the race at least one week before voting starts and have attended at least one Wisconsin’s Choice-sponsored gubernatorial forum.

SECOND ROUND

Requirements for residents to vote: Committing to take at least one action on behalf of one of the final four candidates OR for the Wisconsin’s Choice campaign (this will allow people who want to continue to support an eliminated candidate to participate).

FINAL ROUND

Requirements for residents to vote: Must commit to volunteering 10 hours on behalf of People’s Champ during either GOTV or the general election. If no endorsement is reached, commitment is for hours to be transferred to general election if any of the WC final four win primary. For endorsement, candidate must procure the majority of votes (50%+1).