It’s no secret that election misinformation is rampant. It’s an issue that has sparked distrust of elections, voting restrictions and a decline in public trust.

It is up to election officials, civic groups and the media to oppose this threat.

That’s why we encourage members to donate space to run a series of announcements aimed at fostering a better understanding of election administration in our state and building greater confidence in the process.

The Elections 101 campaign, created by the Wisconsin Elections Commission, kicks off September 26 and runs for four weeks. A variety of print ads, created by Multi Media Channels, highlight this effort and direct readers to the Elections 101 website, which includes four short videos that detail how voting works in Wisconsin. (Lesson plans will also be made available to secondary school social studies teachers for use in their classrooms.)

We ask members to consider running one ad per week, beginning the week of September 26 and ending the week of October 17. However, any participation is appreciated.

Thank you for your consideration to participate in this effort to help fight misinformation and restore trust in our democracy.