Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Bayside Village Hall will be open for 12 hours Tuesday through Friday of next week to accommodate a record number of absentee voters in 2012 Wisconsin Recall election.
As the last leg of the Wisconsin recall election begins this week, a significant number of people have requested absentee ballots in Bayside, pushing Village Hall to extend their hours to 12-hour shifts Tuesday through Thursday. "I have never seen the traffic at Village Hall like we have now," Village Manager Andy Pederson said. "If people want to come in and vote, we'll be here from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m." On Thursday, opening day for absentee voting, 8 percent of Bayside voters requested absentee ballots. Pederson said officials are expecting somewhere between 15 and 20 percent of voters to vote absentee prior to election day. That's more than the 13.2 percent who voted absentee for the 2008 presidential election. In Fox Point, as of Friday…
Friday, March 30, 2012
A year after Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill became law, recall petitioners have successfully triggered a recall election of Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
Enough petition signatures have been verified to trigger a recall of Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, state election officials decided Monday. The state Government Accountability Board voted 5-0 to order the recall election. If a primary election is needed, it will be held May 8. The general election date will be June 5. This is the first time in Wisconsin history a governor is up for a recall election. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, there have only been two successful gubernatorial recalls in U.S. history — against California Gov. Gray Davis in 2003 and North Dakota Gov. Lynn Frazier in 1921. Of the 931,053 signatures submitted for the Walker recall, the GAB staff found 900,938 valid signatures. And of 842,854 …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker said, among other things, that he supported extending unemployment benefits through a worker's unpaid training period.
Gov. Scott Walker addressed job growth, responsible mining and the pressing need for skilled labor on Tuesday while speaking to a full house of almost 300 people at the Milwaukee War Memorial Center. The Milwaukee Rotary Club sponsored the appearance, during which Walker fielded questions from an audience without a protestor in sight. The governor thinks so. Walker said he's noticed a trend among small manufacturers — while there are jobs galore available and employers are desperately in search of employees, there are just not enough people to fill these jobs with the right credentials. "One of the most frustrating things for me, is employers telling me that they have jobs, but they don't have enough skilled workers to fill those jobs, …
Friday, January 6, 2012
GAB will have to "take affirmative steps" to remove fake or duplicate names.
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Friday, January 6, 2012
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
While the recall elections wind up, people just keep flowing into Bayside Middle School to cast their vote.
It's a voting frenzy at Bayside Middle School as Bayside residents make their way to the polls Tuesday to cast their vote for incumbent Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), or challenger Rep. Sandy Pasch. Here's a look at where the two stand on some of the biggest issue in Wisconsin. From the minute the polls open until the last ballot is counted, Patch is covering the 8th Senate District and other recall races all day and night on Tuesday. Get updates on the races and join the conversation about the recall.
Darling says we want to grow jobs and move forward.
Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) cast her ballot Tuesday morning at the River Hills Village Hall. She arrived just after 7:15 a.m. with her grandchildren to a full polling station. She said that it's a matter of voter turnout today and moving forward. "We don't want to go back to the Doyle/Pasch days when we had a big inflation, a lot of job loss, campanies leaving Wisconsin...We don't want to go back, we want to grow jobs," she said. From the minute the polls open until the last ballot is counted, Patch is covering the 8th Senate District and other recall races all day and night on Tuesday with our live blog. Get updates on the races and join the conversation about the recall.
Check out a replay of our live Election Day blog in the recall election, where Republican Alberta Darling won over challenger Sandy Pasch by a 8 percentage points.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
From before the polls opened Tuesday until the last vote was counted, Patch covered the 8th District recall election and other races in our live Election Day Blog. The recalls are over now, but take a minute to check out our coverage in the replay of our blog.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Candidates say it's all about turnout, and both village clerks say they're ready to go.
After weeks of going door-to-door, volunteers tirelessly making phone calls day after day, and both candidates shaking hands and smiling for interviews, Election Day has arrived. Beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, voters will hit the polls to choose between incumbent Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and her challenger, Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay). For weeks, both have been filling Facebook with 'thanks you's' and photos, and tweeting about events information and election details in an effort to find the last few votes. While each has drastically different viewpoints on government, they both agree on one thing, it's all about turnout for this election, and both Fox Point and Bayside village clerks agree, it's going to be one busy day …
A recap of news and events surrounding the Alberta Darling and Sandy Pasch race for Wisconsin's 8th Senate District, and other recall races in the state.
8th District Race Now Called a 'Tossup' After handicapping the 8th Senate District race as "leaning" toward Republican Alberta Darling for most of the campaign, WisPolitics.com is now declaring the race a "tossup."The political website notes that Darling won by only 1,000 votes in 2008 and that the Democrats are making this race, and the 14th Senate District, a high priority. The last time the site handicapped the races, on July 15, it said Darling appeared to have the advantage over Pasch. On the Campaign Trail: Lieutenant Governor Joins Darling for Final Push On Saturday, with less than 72 hours remaining before the pivotal election, state Sen. Alberta Darling’s campaign offices were a hive of activity as volunteers staged a final push …
For the most part, challengers are more savvy than incumbents when it comes to Twitter and Facebook.
When state Sen. Alberta Darling sent out this tweet to her nearly 360 Twitter followers, she didn’t use a penny of the more than $1 million in campaign cash she has raised so far. “Check out this editorial from the Journal Sentinel about the complaint filed regarding Citizen Action and my opponent http://ow.ly/5U8jF,” the River Hills Republican incumbent tweeted. Darling’s Democartic opponent in Tuesday’s 8th District recall race, state Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay), fired her own missile with this tweet, “UPDATE: WHAT IS SHE HIDING?: New Details Emerge in Alberta Darling Coverup http://dld.bz/ajWCV.” Candidates tossing out accusations against their opponents is nothing new in politics. But in an era where social media is playing a …