Project VOTE to announce latest municipal Voter Challenge
GREEN BAY – Project VOTE will announce the details
of the latest municipal Voter Challenge at a news conference Tuesday, March 29
At least nine municipalities in
The news conference is scheduled for in the City Council Chambers, Room 203 of City Hall.
Project VOTE (Voice of the Electorate) is a local
nonpartisan group working to increase voter turnout and awareness in
Project VOTE awards a traveling trophy to the
municipality with the highest voter turnout. The winner keeps the trophy until
the next election. The
Glen Tilot and Jim Morrison, co-chairs of Project VOTE, said the Voter Challenge has been an effective way to focus public attention on elections.
“This friendly competition gets people talking about the importance of going to the polls,” they said. “It also has been a lot of fun for the municipalities and their elected officials.”
The April 5 election will feature a contested race for state superintendent of public instruction, municipal and school board races and numerous referenda.
Elections with primarily local contests on the ballot typically have not had high levels of voter turnout. However, they are important elections and produce campaigns that are examples of grassroots politics at its finest, according to Project VOTE. The group also noted that local elected officials can have a major impact on a community’s overall quality of life and level of taxation.