The midterm general election is quickly approaching on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022! At Colectivo, we are strong encouragers of voting. You, as a voter, have the ability to shape the world we live in by casting a ballot. Voting is a simple way to be an active member of your community. On November 8th, voters will cast their ballots for important offices including the governor, U.S. Senate, state legislature, and other statewide offices. We encourage every eligible voter to make a voting plan!Below are additional steps for you to take to ensure you’re ready to vote on or before November 8th, 2022:• First, check to see if you’re registered to vote. If you’re not registered, you can register online or by mail until October 19th. If you miss that deadline, you can register in-person when you vote. Just make sure you have a proof of residence document for your registration and a valid photo ID.• Plus, we are excited to offer two voter registration events with Wisconsin Conservation Voices at our cafes: → Colectivo on State Street in Madison: Monday, Oct 10th from 10am-1pm → Colectivo on Humboldt in Milwaukee: Friday, Oct 14th from 10am-1pm• Know what’s on your ballot. You can find a sample ballot on MyVote. Research the candidates so you can walk in with a well-informed voting plan.• If you plan to vote absentee, you can request your absentee ballot. Voting from home by absentee ballot is a safe, secure and easy way to participate. Be sure to request your absentee ballot early! The deadline to request an absentee ballot is November 3rd, 2022. Absentee ballots must be returned by election day November 8th, 2022. • You can also vote early as soon as October 25th (also called in-person absentee voting). The early voting hours and dates vary by municipality. Find your early voting location at this link or call your municipal clerk.• You can also vote in-person on Election Day on Tuesday, November 8th. Make sure you bring a valid photo ID and know where your polling place is (your polling location may have changed this year). All polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. election day.• If you have a disability, federal law protects your right to have assistance mailing your ballot, and also to have a person of your choice deliver your ballot to your clerk or polling place. Visit disabilityrightswi.org for more information or call the Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline at 844-347-8683.