Project VOTE news release

Feb. 20, 2004

For immediate release

Project VOTE contacts: Glen Tilot, Jim Morrison, (920) 490-7300

 

New Project VOTE Web site is convenient source for voter information

 

GREEN BAY – A new Internet site will give Brown County voters easy access to detailed information about voting and elections.

Project VOTE, a nonpartisan group working to increase voter turnout in Brown County and help voters become more aware of candidates and issues, created the Web site to provide “one-stop shopping” for voter information. The Web address is http://www.project-vote.org/.

Glen Tilot and Jim Morrison, co-chairs of Project VOTE, said the Web site will bring voters to a wide variety of important information with just a few clicks of their mouse.

“This Web site brings Project VOTE’s campaign to educate voters to a new level,” Tilot said. “It’s an excellent resource for voters.”

Added Morrison: “The Web site builds on our candidate forums, public service announcements, yard signs and efforts through the news media to make voters aware of election dates, candidates and the importance of voting.”

A message to voters on the Web site says the site is devoted to keeping citizens of Brown County aware of important issues and programs and about where, how and why to vote.

The Web site contains access to information about how to register to vote, when and where to vote, election dates, absentee ballots, candidates and current officeholders. It also includes links to various government and elections Web sites, descriptions of local and state elected positions, and news media coverage of elections.

Through the Web site, Brown County residents also can learn how to get involved in Project VOTE (Voice of the Electorate). The group currently is planning numerous events aimed at generating a high voter turnout for the April 6 general election.

Project VOTE expressed its appreciation to NetNet for donating space for the new Web site.

Project VOTE is a Brown County-based volunteer organization that has been working since spring 2002 to increase voter turnout in the county.

The nonpartisan, issue-neutral organization also encourages candidates to run clean campaigns based on their ideas and visions for the future. While understanding the need to draw clear distinctions between candidates, the group encourages candidates to avoid personal attacks and conduct their campaigns in a positive manner.

Anyone interested in helping Project VOTE should contact the organization at (920) 490-7300. Tax-deductible donations can be accepted to promote Project VOTE through the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.

 

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