RHINELANDER - Voters in Oneida, Lincoln, Florence, and Iron Counties will tell the state whether it should accept federal money to expand BadgerCare.
That's Wisconsin's health insurance program for low-income people.
Gov. Scott Walker rejected federal money offered by the Affordable Care Act.
President Obama promised that money would cover at least 90% of the cost of expansion for years into the future.
Walker has said Wisconsin can't trust the federal government to keep paying the money.
"For this to not happen, we'd have to have the House, the Senate, and the President all vote and sign a law saying it's not going to be there anymore," Kevin Kane of Citizen Action of Wisconsin said. "It's the equivalent of saying, Medicare is going to turn off one day. It's not. It's there when people who are on the program need it."
Kane is pushing Walker to take the money.
Nineteen counties in the state, including Oneida, Lincoln, Iron, and Florence, have similar questions on the ballot.
They ask whether the state should accept the federal money.
Since they are only advisory referenda, the results have no force of law.
But Citizen Action hopes they will put pressure on Walker, if he wins reelection.
"Gov. Walker is someone who can see the political world in front of him and make a right decision," Kane said. "As more and more states change their mind, it's going to be a lot harder for him to consistently say no, especially when the majority of the referendums want him to say yes."
Kane spoke at a public event on Wednesday in Rhinelander.