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Clerks across Wisconsin work to make sure voters aren’t using drop boxes in spring election

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 30, 2022 At municipal drop boxes across Wisconsin, municipal clerks have placed large and often brightly colored signs nearby to make sure the drop boxes — used for delivering utility payments, taxes and, until recently, absentee ballots — aren’t used in this spring’s local elections.  The use of drop boxes, […]

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Better ways to do elections are out there, critics say. Other countries use them. Why not here?

March 21, 2022 BY PETER CAMERON, The Badger Project Elections are supposed to be the mechanism voters use to choose their political representatives. But increasingly, it’s the elected leaders who choose the voters. Changes could be made to prevent this. Gerrymandering — the manipulation of political district boundaries by the political party that controls state […]

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Raymond School District Voters To Consider $14.8 Million School Referendum

RAYMOND –  Voters in the Raymond School District will be asked to consider a $14.8 million bond issue to finance multiple improvements to the Raymond Elementary School, 2659 76th St. The referendum question will be on the Spring Election ballot for Tuesday, April 5. The school, which currently has an enrollment of 437, was constructed […]

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Redistricting court battles lead to missed deadline

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerMarch 18, 2022 Ongoing court battles over Wisconsin’s new political lines have pushed the implementation of maps past an important deadline.  The Wisconsin Elections Commission, which is responsible for putting the new maps into place, needed the lines to be finalized by March 15 so candidates in elections this fall could […]

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In-Person Absentee Voting Starts Tuesday, March 22; What You Need To Know

RACINE COUNTY – In-person absentee voting, known informally as early voting, for the 2022 Spring Election starts this Tuesday (March 22). The Spring Election is April 5. Wisconsin law allows any eligible voter who is unable or unwilling to vote in person on election day to request to vote via absentee ballot. Voters may apply […]

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A Topical Topic: ‘Who Gets To Vote’ Education Program Offered at Racine, Kenosha Public Libraries

RACINE, KENOSHA – “Who Gets to Vote,” a community-wide education program is now underway at the Racine and Kenosha Public Libraries. The program features presentations, discussion sessions and free copies of a best-selling historical book. “The Who Gets to Vote program has been planned to create awareness of how you can get involved and to […]

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Sheriff To DAs: Prosecute Elections Commissioners

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling has asked the district attorneys in the home counties of five members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) to prosecute the members for felony misconduct in office. Schmaling also renewed his call to Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul to open a statewide investigation into votes cast by […]