Loading

28°F

29°F

28°F

29°F

26°F

31°F

28°F

31°F

26°F

29°F

31°F

28°F
NEWS STORIES

Northwoods chapter of League of Women Voters promotes voter resourceSubmitted: 02/24/2014
Ben Meyer
Executive Producer
bmeyer@wjfw.com


HARSHAW - The State of Wisconsin does a good job of using the internet to let voters know the people on their ballots.

But the state doesn't do much more to help people learn about candidates

A Northwoods organization wants to provide an resource to help.

The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods is promoting their Vote411 website.

They aim to help voters in the upcoming April county supervisor elections.

"It's very hard to get to know the local people. How many of us have walked into those elections and seen names and just flipped a coin?" asks League of Women Voters of the Northwoods Spokesperson Jane Trotter.

The Vote411 website is a nonpartisan resource.

Organizers encourage candidates to fill out information about themselves and their policy stances.

Candidate information automatically pops up for voters when they enter some basic information.

"You can, as a prospective voter, go and put in your address, drill down to the information for the candidates for your specific location. They may not have been covered in your local newspaper because you may be too far out of town," says Trotter.

The League's Northwoods chapter helps collect candidate information for Vilas, Oneida, and Lincoln Counties.

We've put a link to the Vote411 resource below.

Related Weblinks:
Vote411

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

BERLIN - Berlin Area School District officials have decided the high school mascot will remain the same amid criticism that it's racially insensitive.

The school board voted Monday night to retain the Indian mascot at Berlin High School after survey results were announced.

About 92 percent of more than 1,300 community members surveyed voted in favor of keeping the mascot.

One resident says the name honors a Native American tribe that no longer exists.

+ Read More

MADISON - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources hopes a new set of bald eagle license plates will take flight across the state.

The agency is accepting bald eagle photo submissions for a contest.

The winning photo could be featured on the new endangered resources license plate.

Erin Crain is director for the department's Natural Heritage Bureau.

+ Read More

RACINE - Gov. Scott Walker says he's planning trips soon to the important 2016 presidential primary states of South Carolina, Nevada and Florida.

+ Read More

ANTIGO - A new budget proposal released by Gov. Scott Walker Wednesday would increase state funding for a number of programs that focus on rural school transportation.

The "Grow the Economy in Rural Wisconsin" proposal focused on a number of economic topics, but most of the education section focused on transportation funding.

Under the proposal, funding for Sparsity, High-Cost Pupil Transportation, and other pupil transportation aid would increase.

+ Read More

Play Video

MERRILL - A social media app with over 50 million users could be dangerous to local police departments.

The app, called Waze, was designed to allow drivers to alert others about traffic jams and other problems on the road. But some people worry the app could be used to target police.

+ Read More

Play Video

ANTIGO - Gamers in Antigo can now head to the library to find video games. The Antigo Public Library added 30 video games to their shelves for the first time this month. Library managers think the games will help get teens through the library's doors.

"[The games] have improved artistically in the last few years quite a bit," explained Library Business Clerk Betsy Pilecky. "It might make [gamers] check out more books and do more research if they come in to look for the video games. They'll see the other books and it'll induce them to check out more."

+ Read More

WASHINGTON, DC - The director of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah says he had already taken steps to address reports of overmedication of patients before federal officials announced a review of prescription practices at the Wisconsin facility.

Tomah VA director Mario DeSanctis says his staff began looking into the unusually high rate of opiate prescriptions in 2012. In an interview with the La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/1BxJtoY ) this week, DeSanctis says steps to institute solutions to the problem have already been taken.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here