For immediate release
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006
For more information contact:
Glen Tilot, Jim Morrison
Denmark awarded Project VOTE Voter Challenge
GREEN BAY –
Project VOTE today awarded its Voter Challenge trophy to the village of Denmark
for having the highest voter turnout percentage in Brown County in the Tuesday,
Nov. 7 election.
Denmark led the
county’s municipalities Nov. 7 with a turnout of 86.6 percent. The percentage
is based on the number of registered voters in the municipality.
presented the Voter Challenge traveling trophy to Denmark Village President Bob
Goral at a news conference today at Green
Bay City Hall.
It marked the first time Denmark
has won the Voter Challenge competition. The village will keep the trophy at
least until the April 2007 general election.
(Voice of the Electorate) is a local nonpartisan group working to increase
voter turnout and awareness in Brown
County. The group
organized the Voter Challenge in 2004 as a competition among Brown County
municipalities to encourage voters to go to the polls – and to add some
friendly competition and fun to the election.
Glen Tilot and Jim
Morrison, co-chairs of Project VOTE, congratulated the voters of Denmark
for winning the Voter Challenge.
“The voters of Denmark showed
they take their civic responsibility very seriously,” they said. “With a
turnout of more than 86 percent, they set an impressive example for the rest of
The town of Rockland was the runner-up
with a turnout of 80.8 percent of its registered voters.
Denmark took possession of the trophy from the village of Allouez, which won the competition in
the 2006 spring election. The villages of Hobart and Howard also are recent
winners of the award.
Tilot and Morrison
commended voters across Brown
County for the strong
turnout in the Nov. 7 election.
In addition to the
Voter Challenge, Project VOTE’s efforts include candidate forums, public
service announcements, news releases, billboards, and yard signs. To learn more
about Project VOTE, visit the group’s Web site at http://www.project-vote.org/.