For immediate release

Nov. 3, 2006

For more information contact:

Glen Tilot, Jim Morrison

(920) 490-7300


Project VOTE announces Fall 2006 Voter Challenge


          GREEN BAY – Project VOTE today issued a challenge to Brown County municipalities to have the highest voter turnout in the county for the Tuesday, Nov. 7 election.

          Project VOTE (Voice of the Electorate), a local nonpartisan group working to increase voter turnout and awareness in Brown County, urged voters to bring pride to their municipality by going to the polls in large numbers.

          The group will award its traveling Voter Challenge trophy to the municipality with the highest percentage of registered voters going to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 7. The winner will keep the trophy until the spring general election.

          The trophy will be awarded at a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the City Council Chambers of Green Bay City Hall.

          The village of Allouez, which had the highest voter turnout in the 2006 spring election, is the defending champion. The villages of Hobart and Howard also are recent winners of the award.

          Glen Tilot and Jim Morrison, co-chairmen of Project VOTE, said the Voter Challenge is a positive, fun way to focus public attention on voting.

          “We encourage people to go to the polls to carry out their civic duty,” they said. “But this also is an opportunity for voters to give their municipality bragging rights for the next few months.”

          Morrison and Tilot expressed their gratitude to Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt for issuing the original Voter Challenge in 2004 and for continuing to support the friendly competition.

          The Nov. 7 election will feature numerous high-profile races for governor, Congress, the state Legislature and other local and state offices.