Tuesday, April 3, is a very important election day for all Waukesha County residents. With the presidential primary taking place in the state, this week’s local elections have gotten somewhat lost in the mix, but it is very important that you, as an American, research local candidates and exercise your right to vote.
This week communities will elect local municipal leaders, vote for representatives to the Waukesha County Board of Supervisors, and select a candidate in the United States Presidential Primary. Due to redistricting following the 2010 election, new supervisory districts have been drawn, thus creating the opportunity for at least 7 brand new County Board Supervisors, which is equivalent to nearly 25 percent of the board. The County Board plays a significant role in shaping Waukesha County policy and ultimately passes the county’s annual budget.
Being a presidential election year, it is important for voters to express their opinion on who each party nominee should be. The race for the Republican presidential nomination is still very close. The state of Wisconsin will play a significant role in deciding which Republican candidate will be on the ballot come November.
The Government Accountability Board has a number of resources available for voters including how to find your polling place and view a sample ballot. To access these resources, visit https://vpa.wi.gov/.