County Executive: Exercise Your Right to Vote

Not only is voting a right extended to us as Americans, it is also a civic responsibility that should be taken seriously.

Editor's Note: The following column was written by Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Election Day across the country, and in Waukesha County we have a number of very important elections, not only for president, but other federal and state offices. Not only is voting a right extended to us as Americans, it is also a civic responsibility that should be taken seriously.

On Tuesday, you will be asked to make some very important decisions that will affect the future of this country. I encourage you to research the candidates and make an informed decision at the ballots.

Waukesha County plays a very important role in elections. The county prepares and distributes the ballots and supplies, programs election equipment, works with municipalities on voter registration and training, receives and tabulates unofficial elections results and runs the board of canvass for all state and federal offices in Waukesha County.

The county website has a number of resources available to you including information on election results, election dates, how to find your polling place and sample ballots. This information can be accessed by visiting http://www.waukeshacounty.gov, clicking on the “County Clerk” webpage and then the “Election Information” link.

Your local city, town or village hall can also be a resource for you if you are seeking election information. Be sure to vote on Tuesday!

Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 06:26 AM
There are two more candidates on the ballot for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green). Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Harry November 05, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Go Romney!!!
tea party express November 05, 2012 at 08:08 PM
You learn a lot about a man's character during adversity.......... When freshmen assembly member Paul Farrow had a question on why protective services were exempt from collect bargaining Farrow went to the Republican Party leaders for his answers. What did freshmen assembly member Chris Kapenga do? Kapenga was the star of the gossip columnist Daniel Bice's articles and Jeff Flemming's loser of the week on the Charlie Sykes show. Kapenga openly ran his mouth calling key members in his own party and the governor a sell out. I believe this is why every Republican has turned their back on Kapenga and not endorsed him. We need a mature senator that can handle conflict without starring in the gossip column. That's why I am supporting Paul Farrow for senate and you should also.


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