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!