Articles related to: Voter Turnout
By Karen Stokes
Residents of the city of Milwaukee motivated the community with various initiatives to “get out the vote” in the 2014 midterm elections.
This has been a tight race for months but Scott Walker defeated Mary Burke, 52 percent to 47 percent.
According to the Milwaukee Election Commission, approximately 66 percent of Milwaukee residents went to the polls. This is compared to 47 percent who voted in the 2010 midterms.
Helping people to get to the polls was an organized effort with rides being offered to voters who did not have transportation.
By Cassandra Lans
Voter turnout was a major disappointment in Tuesday’s primary election in Milwaukee. Several factors contributed to this lackluster turnout, one being the change in the month for this primary that is normally held in September. The primary had to be moved to keep the state compliant with the upcoming November elections. The second factor is that voters may have been a little burnt out, due to the recall election and months of preparation to oust Governor Scott Walker, which was not successful.
Whatever the reasons, Tuesday’s primary was full …
Barrett and Feingold come up short
The good news from Tuesday’s election resulted in the successful re-elections of Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke. Moore won with 69 percent of the vote and Clarke won by a similar margin. County Supervisor Elizabeth Coggs made it to the State Legislature winning the seat for the 10th District State Representative seat left vacant by Annette Polly Williams with 93 percent of the vote.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Senator Russ Feingold were part of the not-so good news for the …