Voting/Elections


Wisconsin’s Choices for Governor

According to recent newspaper stories, many Wisconsin voters don't know enough about the candidates for governor to form an opinion. A Marquette University poll says thirty eight percent are still undecided about the Democratic candidates for Governor. The August 14th primary election is one week away. If you are uninformed or undecided, this article is for you.There are eight Democrats running for governor. There are 10 on the August 14th ballot but Dana Wachs and Andy Gronik have withdrawn. This may seem confusing because all the Democratic candidates have similar ...

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VOTE ON AUGUST 14

Vote on August 14. This is a very important election. Early voting begins two weeks before. Check with your local municipal office for times.The next election in Wisconsin is the Fall Primary Election on August 14, 2018. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.Voters must be registered to vote (see VOTER REGISTRATION, below). You may register to vote at your polling place on Election Day. You must be 18 years or older.Voters who move within 10 days before the election must vote at the poll from their previous address (in person or by requesting an absentee ...

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VOTE ON AUGUST 14

Vote on August 14. This is a very important election. Early voting begins two weeks before. Check with your local municipal office for times.The next election in Wisconsin is the Fall Primary Election on August 14, 2018. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.Voters must be registered to vote (see VOTER REGISTRATION, below). You may register to vote at your polling place on Election Day. You must be 18 years or older.Voters who move within 10 days before the election must vote at the poll from their previous address (in person or by requesting an absentee ...

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ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE

The year 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of women having the right to vote in the United States… let us not squander it. Years ago, I would take part in canvassing on behalf of various organizations, and I heard a lot of different things from a lot of different voters. One thing stood out as particularly troubling. Every now and then, I would happen upon a woman who would either say, “I just vote the way my husband tells me to vote,” or “I just vote the way my father tells me to vote.”The first time I heard someone say this, it shocked me. I thought ...

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FIXING OUR BROKEN ELECTIONS

“In a democracy, someone who fails to get elected to office can always console himself with the thought that there was something not quite fair about it.” Thucydides, Greek politician and historian, 460-395 BCE.“When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” Euripides, ancient Greek playwright.When Donald Trump thought he was losing, he ranted about the election being “rigged.” After the archaic Electoral College gave him the presidency, he falsely claimed voter fraud had given Hillary Clinton the popular vote ...

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KEEP WISCONSIN ELECTIONS SECURE

(Karen McKim is Co-ordinator of www.WisconsinElectionIntegrity, org)Democracy will appreciate it if you contact the WI Elections Commission in the next few days to tell them to seek newly available federal funds to bring routine election auditing to Wisconsin.Election security is finally getting some of the official attention it has long needed. Mark Pocan has sponsored legislation, HR1562, the Secure America's Future Election Act, which would make unaudited elections illegal. However, we can get improvement in Wisconsin before Pocan’s bill passes (it won't, at ...

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VOTE TUESDAY

VOTE TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2018This is an important election.Your vote and voice are needed.Please vote.A new justice for the Wisconsin Supreme Court will be elected.You will also elect local officials on City Council, County Board as well as School Board.You will also vote on the Referendum of keeping or discarding the State Treasurer position.

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Presentation on Redistricting in Our Wisconsin Legislature


WHAT MOTIVATED 2016 VOTERS?

Professor Katherine Cramer Walsh, author of The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker (March, 2016), finds the split between rural and urban voters' choices to be rooted in what she calls "group consciousness." In an article published years before her book, she concludes that rural voters, at least in Wisconsin, perceive themselves to be deprived and attribute "rural deprivation to the decision making of (urban) political elites, who disregard and disrespect rural residents and rural lifestyles."But there appear to be ...

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VOTE

IMPORTANT ELECTION ON TUESDAY, APRIL 4VOTE FOR STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLSVOTE FOR LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR I.D.EARLY VOTING IN YOUR LOCAL CLERK'S OFFICE.EARLY VOTING: March 20 - 25and March 27-31.

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