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Make a difference: Vote Tuesday

Thursday, March 28, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: John Holevoet, director of government affairs
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In today’s political environment, it would be easy to be turned off by elections and not vote.

But then you would miss an opportunity Tuesday to elect candidates to village, town and county boards who understand agriculture and are fair-minded. These boards can have significant power over how agriculture and farms are treated locally.

So, we strongly urge you to learn something about the candidates and then cast your ballot.

The highest statewide race is for the Wisconsin Supreme Court in which Brian Hagedorn, a Republican, is competing against Lisa Neubauer, a Democrat, to fill the seat of a retiring justice.

Voting is easy

  • When: Tuesday, April 2. Voting places are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    You can also vote ahead of time by going to your polling place.
  • Website: Click here for a site where you can register, see the candidates on your specific ballot and find your polling place.
  • Voter ID: You will need identification (e.g. driver’s license).
  • Registering: You must be registered to vote. If you’re not, you can do so online or when you show up to vote. If you register in person, proof of residence is needed. A driver’s license works if the address is current. Otherwise, take a real estate bill or utility bill.

Thank you,

John Holevoet
Director of government affairs

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