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Wisconsin erected barriers to college voters, the pandemic added more

On the day of the Wisconsin spring primary in February, Peter German was determined to vote. In between strained breaths, German — a freshman from West Bend attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison — said he had been running from building to building in an attempt to cast his ballot. “I haven’t missed an election yet,” […]

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City of Racine Prepares for Drive-up Curbside Voting on Election Day

City of Racine – Today, Mayor Cory Mason and City Clerk Tara Coolidge gave the public an update about what they should expect and do between now and Election Day, April 7th. This announcement includes updates on early in-person voting, voting absentee by mail, and what to expect on Election Day – including a measure […]

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Village of Mount Pleasant Changes Polling Locations

As authorized under Village Resolution No. 15-2020, the Village Clerk is changing polling locations for the 2020 Spring Election on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be only two locations for in-person voting on April 7th . The Village Hall – 8811 Campus Drive, or Village Department of Public Works […]

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Could adding competition to elections break the gridlock in Wisconsin, and beyond?

If you’re a fan of The Simpsons, you remember the classic Halloween episode from 1996 in which aliens take over the bodies of Bill Clinton and Bob Dole in the middle of the presidential campaign. “It’s a two-party system. You have to vote for one of us.” “It’s a two-party system. You have to vote for one […]

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Is There A Fall 2019 Election In Wisconsin?

MILWAUKEE, WI — If you’re looking at the calendar and wondering whether you’re missing out on fall election season in Wisconsin, don’t fret — there isn’t a major election in the Badger State until 2020. According to the Wisconsin Election Commission, here are the next election dates in Wisconsin: Spring Primary: February 18, 2020 Spring […]

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Redistricting in Wisconsin: Where we’re at

By Peter Cameron The state of Wisconsin is gerrymandered. In one of the most-evenly divided states in the country, none of the 2018 elections for the state’s seven U.S. congressional seats were decided by less than double figures. That’s equivalent to electoral blowouts in every district, no matter which party won. State Republicans may disagree with […]

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Make your voice count and vote on April 2nd.

The Spring Election Fact Sheet will give you the basics for the April 2nd election. What’s on the Ballot? Voters will elect a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice. Check out the fact sheet to learn why the Wisconsin Supreme Court is so important. Many Wisconsin voters will vote for circuit court judges, and for important local elections: school board […]

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Faked texts and dirty campaigning leads to unrest before election

Just before the primary election for the City of Racine’s 13th District aldermanic campaign, fake texts and alleged dirty campaigning have led to angry voters and candidates, according to a story in the Journal Times. The primary election is slated for Tuesday between Natalia Taft, Christina Seaman, and Mark Balcer. It will decide who will replace […]

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Primary candidates speak: 62nd State Assembly District

There is a contested primary on the Republican side for the District 62 State Assembly Race. Republican Rep. Tom Weatherston announced he would not run for re-election. The district stretches across the northern half of Racine County. Former state Rep. John Lehman, who hopes to return to Madison, is running unopposed as a Democrat. There […]

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Residents Will Elect in 2016 Trustees by Numbered Seats

Mount Pleasant trustees approved 6-1 a charter ordinance that will change the way residents in 2016 and going forward elect board members. Instead of voting in an at-large election where the top three vote-getters win two-year terms, trustee seats will instead be numbered. They will not represent any geographic area and will continue to serve […]

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