Posted inElections, Government, Local news, Politics

Steps to Obtain an ID to Vote Explained

Most Wisconsin voters already have some form of ID needed to vote, including a Wisconsin driver’s license or ID. There is no separate “voter ID” and a federally compliant REAL ID card is not required for voting purposes. The Wisconsin Elections Commission explains the acceptable options to bring to the polls on its website. The […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Uptown Observer

AP calls Wisconsin for Biden; group celebrates in Civic Center Park

Supporters of Joe Biden stand in Civic Center Park Wednesday holding signs stating “Voters Decide” while celebrating Biden’s projected victory in the state. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The Associated Press’ selection of Joe Biden as the projected winner of the state in the general election had a near instant reaction in […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Uptown Observer

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 […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Local news, Uptown Observer

Mayors hold conference to talk voter safety against COVID, intimidation

KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and Racine Mayor Cory Mason had a message for voters Monday: We are doing all we can to ensure safe and accurate voting. The two local mayors joined three of their counterparts ⏤ Mayor Tom Barrett of Milwaukee, Eric Genrich of Green Bay and Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway of Madison […]

Posted inElections, Government

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 […]

Posted inBreaking, Community, Elections, Government

Do you have the proper ID to vote in coming election? Here’s how to check

Most Wisconsin voters already have some form of ID needed to vote, including a Wisconsin driver license or ID. There is no separate “voter ID.” The Wisconsin Elections Commission explains the options on its website. Voters looking to get their first Wisconsin ID can turn to DMV for help at or visit a DMV […]

Posted inBreaking, Community, Schools, Sports

Vote for Horlick High’s Brian Fletcher in the Most Valuable Coach contest!

Today, U.S. Cellular announced the Final 15 coaches in its Most Valuable Coach program, which includes Brian Fletcher of Horlick High School in Racine. Each of the Final 15 coaches will receive a $5,000 donation for their school at a pep rally at the school.  Coach Fletcher’s event is THIS FRIDAY, beginning at 2 p.m. at Horlick […]

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Vote now for North Beach!

Racine’s North Beach is in the running for more national recognition. The 50-acre, city-owned beach is a candidate for the “Top 10 Freshwater Beach” list in the USA Today Readers’ Choice Program. The beach’s many fans are invited to vote once a day through March 14 (10:59 p.m. Central time) on a special website. USA […]

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