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Spring Election early voting starts March 21: what you need to know

EASTERN RACINE COUNTY — If your schedule prevents you from voting in person on Spring Election day (Tuesday, April 4), you have other options. Eligible Wisconsin voters may vote absentee by mail or in person. Requests for absentee ballots must be made in writing to the municipal clerk in the city, village or town where […]

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Barnes, Booker, Baldwin & Roe make stop in Racine

RACINE — Wisconsin Avenue at Toad Hall was packed Tuesday afternoon with supporters for Mandela Barnes’ “Win for Wisconsin Tour.” The morning started with breakfast in Milwaukee for the touring Lt. Governor and his team before they headed to Downtown Racine for the Racine Early Vote Event just after 3 p.m. On the campaign bus […]

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Former President Barack Obama featured at Milwaukee early voting rally

by Isiah Holmes, Wisconsin ExaminerOctober 31, 2022 If energy has been building in recent weeks ahead of the November election, it reached a peak in Milwaukee over the weekend. Hundreds of Wisconsinites gathered at Milwaukee’s North Division High School on Saturday to see former President Barack Obama, who appeared on stage alongside Gov. Tony Evers […]

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Voting early: Racine voters line up at mobile election unit, scheduled through Nov. 6

RACINE — In-person absentee (or early) voting remains a popular option here for the Nov. 8 general election. On Tuesday morning, voters were lined up outside the City of Racine’s mobile election unit parked at James Lockwood Park, 4300 Graceland Blvd. From there, it was headed to the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts parking lot […]

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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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Trump Wisconsin recount seeks to throw out tens of thousands of votes in Democratic strongholds

By Nora Eckert and Anya van Wagtendonk Wisconsin Watch This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. It may feel like 2016 all over again for some Wisconsin election officials: a presidential contender wins by about a 20,000-vote margin, there is a nearly even partisan […]

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Kenosha takes third in ‘5 Mayors’ early voting challenge

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian, left, and James Burnett of Kane Communications speak during Monday’s press conference held via Zoom around noon. Screenshot. KENOSHA ⏤ More than 50% of the electorate in Wisconsin’s five largest cities have cast early ballots for Tuesday’s election. The mayors of those cities ⏤ including Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and Racine […]

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Wisconsin GOP leaders made it harder to vote, especially for Black residents

By Claire Campbell and Laura Schultz Wisconsin Watch Melody McCurtis and Danell Cross start their day early on a recent sunny Sunday morning, going door to door in their neighborhood northwest of downtown Milwaukee. Leaders of the nonprofit Metcalfe Park Community Bridges, the mother and daughter make their way slowly along the route wearing masks […]

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UPDATE: Racine mayor Mason announces expanded voting hours and locations

Racine Mayor Cory Mason and the Office of the City Clerk have announced the expansion of early voting hours and the addition of satellite voting locations for City of Racine residents for the Nov. 6 election. In addition to increasing voting hours and locations, the City also installed voter registration kiosks in the public library […]

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Take Our Poll: Should Early Voting be Uniform or Unique to the Community?

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos plans to once again introduce legislation that will limit early voting, he says, to make availability more uniform across the state. U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson last July struck down a number of provisions of the state’s voter ID laws, including restrictions on limited hours and locations for early voting, […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Parts of Voter ID, Early Voting

While the decision won’t affect voters for the Aug. 9 partisan primary, a federal judge’s recent decisions about Voter ID almost certainly will make an impact come November. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson struck down a number of provisions of the state’s voter ID laws, including restrictions on […]

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Early Voting Available Through August 5 for Partisan Primary

Citizens who want to be sure their vote counts during the August 9 partisan primary can cast an early ballot through August 5. Early voting got underway Monday and is available during regular business hours at municipal buildings like Racine’s City Hall and the village halls of Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant as well as […]

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