Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Here's all the information you need to know about where to vote in Port Washington or Saukville on April 2 and what's on the ballot.
April 2 is Election Day in Port Washington and Saukville, and Patch has everything you need to know before you head to the polls. Registration: Haven't registered to vote yet? Find more information on registering in Port here, and in Saukville here. Sample Ballot: To see a sample ballot, visit Port Washington's city website election section, and click "Sample Ballot" next to the election date. Also visit the state's My Vote Wisconsin website and enter your address. Polling locations: Your specific polling location can be found on the My Vote Wisconsin site. In Port Washington, Ward 1 and Ward 7 vote at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Ward 2 and Ward 3 vote at City Hall. Ward 4, Ward 5 and Ward 6 vote at Dunwiddie Elementary. Visit the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Port Washington-Saukville School Board on Monday gave the final approval to end voting in the schools, one of several measures the group has taken to amp up security in district buildings.
Calling it part of the group's continued efforts to amp up security in Port Washington-Saukville schools, board members on Monday night approved the end of voting inside district buildings. "We don't want it to happen, but it's something we have to do for safety in our buildings," board member Brian McCutcheon said. Using the schools as polling places had once been considered an educational opportunity, however, the board members agreed the practice now offers more risks than advantages. Two buildings in the Port Washington-Saukville School District — Dunwiddie Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Middle School — have been used as polling locations during elections in Port Washington for at least the 27 years that City Administrator Mark Grams …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The end of voting in Port Washington-Saukville school buildings has created mixed reactions among Patch readers, but the district is not alone in this decision.
As school officials inch closer to a formal vote on the end of voting in school buildings, Patch readers remain split on whether this was actually a necessary discussion. "This is good. I don't think the public should be IN our school buildings during the day at any time," user Amitiel wrote on a Patch article. "The red tape you have to go through on any other day to gain access to your child during a school day should be enough to determine that this is a good decision not to allow the public inside a school on a regular school day without even normal security measures." But others are quick to call the measure an over-reaction, sparked by the tragedy that shook an elementary school in Newtown, CT, in December. "This is a foolish …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The decision comes as Port Washington-Saukville School Board members continue discussions on ways to make the district safer since the tragic Newtown, CT school shooting thrust the topic into the limelight.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a clarification. Believing that voting in the schools is no longer an educational opportunity and focusing on making Port Washington and Saukville a safer place for kids, school officials are moving forward with putting an end to voting in the district's buildings. School Board members spoke highly in favor of ending voting in schools during a late January meeting, and a district committee has now recommended it be discontinued for "security reasons," according to an Ozaukee Press article. The discussion of improving safety procedures in the district has been ongoing tragedy shook an elementary school in Newtown, CT, in December. "For me, this (decision) is really easy," board member…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Port Washington-Saukville School Board members during a meeting on Monday said mostly supported the idea of ending the use of district buildings as polling locations; readers were split on the idea.
A strong opinion from many Port Washington-Saukville School Board members that voting in school buildings is no longer a safe practice was met by a lot of mixed reaction from Patch readers. "If it doesn't need to be done at a school, why not move it?" Wendy Smith posted on Patch's Facebook page. "To have the mentality that (a tragedy) has never before happened therefore it won't isn't the best strategy in my book. Would hate to have it happen, and then be the person who made that statement!" Two buildings in the Port Washington-Saukville School District — Dunwiddie Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Middle School — are currently used as polling locations during elections in Port Washington. The fact that these buildings are wide open to the …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, here's how and where to register as a new voter in Port Washington and Saukville.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now. Today is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections. Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline. In Wisconsin, here are some deadlines for registering to vote: Here is more information from the state's Government Accountability Board about registering as a first-time Wisconsin voter.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
This online free quiz takes an in-depth look at your stance on a range of issues, then compares them to candidates' responses.
The selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as Republican candidate Mitt Romney's running mate has put presidential race back on the front burner in Wisconsin. And based on the conversations we're seeing on Patch, there are a wide variety of issues that concern readers in Port Washington, Saukville and elsewhere when it comes to who will end up in the White House. But do you really know which presidential candidate best matches your stance on those issues? A new website launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
By 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Saukville reported a 66 percent voter turnout. While Port's turnout came in at 62.5 percent at about 6:15 p.m., Wards 2 and 3 at City Hall had hit a 67 percent turnout — and lines remained long.
7:45 p.m. Tuesday: Port Washington Deputy Clerk Susan Westerbeke said that voter turnout is at about 70 percent "at some locations, if not all." 6:45 p.m. Tuesday: A roundup of local polling locations shows Port Washington and Saukville voters have stepped up their game, and the municipalities are on par to surpass the state Government Accountability Board's prediction of a 65 percent turnout. The towns of Port Washington and Saukville are ringing in with the highest percentages. As of about 7 p.m. Tuesday, the town of Port had 76 percent turnout, while the town of Saukville was at 82 percent. As of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the village of Saukville reported a 66 percent voter turnout; that's with lines crowding the doors at the polling location…
Monday, June 27, 2011
Federal, state and local municipalities are undergoing a redistricting process, something that's important to help protect the value of your votes.
Right now, you are in the process of moving — and you may not even realize it. It's a political move, but a move nonetheless. After every ten-year census, the electoral maps are redrawn from top to bottom. City and village officials recently approved new maps for the wards in Port Washington and Saukville, State officials have begun work on maps for the state Assembly and Senate districts and federal officials have been circulating a plan for our congressional districts. In at least one of those districts, you are likely moving. The process makes sense. Every ten years, the Constitution requires the government to perform a census. It allows the government to keep track of who has moved where, which districts have grown and shrunk and …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Port Washington Common Council and Saukville Village Board approve new voting maps on Tuesday.
Changes in aldermanic district boundaries sparked by movement at the county level have positioned an incumbent vs. incumbent race for one seat on the Port Washington Common Council in the April 2012 election. The new boundaries move Aldermen Burt Babcock, who represents the 4th District, and Paul Neumyer, who is in the 2nd District, in the same district, something city officials said there was no way to avoid. The terms of both aldermen expire in April and, if they each decide to seek re-election, they will have to run against each other. Ozaukee County approved the revised supervisory districts in early May and gave municipalities 60 days to create ward and district plans, and present them to the county. Ozaukee County's plan reduced the …