Friday, February 15, 2013
With the election season under way, this is what every Waukesha resident needs to know about voting in Tuesday's primary.
We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth on Tuesday, Feb. 19. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles. Registration: Haven't registered to vote yet? Download Waukesha's registration form. Polling locations: Here is a list of Waukesha's 15 polling locations. Hours: All polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Here are the races and candidates who will be on the primary ballot.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Pewaukee assemblyman will replace former Sen. Rich Zipperer.
State Rep. Paul Farrow officially was elected as senator for the 33rd District. The Pewaukee Republican was the only candidate on the ballot for Tuesday’s special election. Farrow, who was elected to his second term in the state Assembly in November, received 6,853 votes while 181 votes were for write-in candidates. Results are unofficial until canvassing. Farrow, who beat Republican Chris Kapenga in the primary election in November, will replace State Sen. Rich Zipperer after Zipperer resigned to take a top position with Gov. Scott Walker’s administration.
Monday, December 3, 2012
State Rep. Paul Farrow will be elected on Tuesday as the next state senator.
Paul Farrow will be elected as the next state senator on Tuesday – pending any write-in candidates. Farrow is running unopposed on the Republican ticket for the 33rd Senate District. Farrow, who beat Republican Chris Kapenga in the primary election in November, will replace State Sen. Rich Zipperer after Zipperer resigned to take a top position with Gov. Scott Walker’s administration. It’s been a busy year at the polls. Farrow’s election on Tuesday will be the seventh month with an election in Waukesha in 2012. Because turnout is expected to be low, all voters in Waukesha are casting ballots at City Hall. The city is expecting to save at least $12,000 by having one central polling location for the election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Waukesha residents took to Facebook to share their frustrations or their elation that Barack Obama will spend four more years in office.
When it became apparent that President Barack Obama would spend four more years in the White House, Waukesha residents shared their views about the election on our Waukesha Patch Facebook page. Waukesha supported Mitt Romney in the election, although Obama won the state.
Mitt Romney lead in Waukesha with 57.8 percent of the vote.
Updated at 8 p.m. Wednesday with voter turnout numbers. Mitt Romney carried Barack Obama in the City of Waukesha, taking 57.8 percent of the vote, despite Obama winning Wisconsin and a second term in office. Romney had 21,348 votes in Waukesha to Obama’s 15,113 – 40.9 percent of the total 36,956 votes cast in Tuesday’s presidential election. Obama lost votes in Waukesha compared to 2008 when he obtained 45.5 percent of the vote with 16,302 votes. About 89 percent of registered voters participated in Tuesday's election. The City of Waukesha had 26 percent of voters vote by absentee and 63 percent of voters voted at the polls. Results, which came in after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, are unofficial until canvassing. At St. Mary’s, an estimated 200 …
Results are not final, but State Rep. Paul Farrow's was up by more than 2,000 votes in the special Senate primary election as of
While race results were tight for the first few hours, state Rep. Paul Farrow took a late – but large – lead in the 33rd State Senate primary election over state Rep. Chris Kapenga. While final results were not in as of 1 a.m. Wednesday, Kapenga conceded to Farrow. “It was a well-fought campaign on both sides,” Farrow said. “It was a good race.” With 76 percent of votes reporting as of 1:10 a.m., Farrow had 27,449 votes – leading by 2,397 votes – compared to Kapenga’s 25,052 votes. Results are unofficial until canvassing. The regular election will be held Dec. 4, but no Democratic challenger will be on the ballot, which effectively makes Farrow the winner pending any write-in candidates. Farrow and Kapenga were running for the 33rd Senate…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama, on his way to re-election win's Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes after defeating former Gov. Mitt Romney Tuesday.
President Barack Obama has won Wisconsin, considered by political pundits as a major swing state that would go a long way in deciding the 2012 presidential election. Obama was declared the state’s projected winner over Gov. Mitt Romney. Obama and running mate Joe Biden overcame the popularity uptick Romney undoubtedly received when he announced Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan of Janesville as his vice presidential candidate this summer. With the victory, Obama picked up 10 important electoral votes toward the 270 required to win the presidency. At approximately 10:15 p.m., CNN declared Obama a winner in Ohio, essentially giving him the election. As of 1 a.m. Wednesday, with 91 percent of the vote counted in Wisconsin, Obama was leading …
Pewaukee voting machine didn't tally up two ballots and the village will count the ballots by hand, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
While about 3,000 ballots in Pewaukee will be hand counted, it’s not expected to delay vote reporting tonight, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A ballot machine has been accepting ballots but did not reflect the change on the machine’s tally for two ballots, according to the Milwaukee newspaper. Voters in Pewaukee are voting for some races that are on Waukesha and Sussex ballots, such as the 33rd Senate District race and all statewide elections.
While Waukesha had a majority vote for John McCain in 2008, the Republican lead was stronger in 2004.
If recent history is any indication, Waukesha will carry Gov. Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama in today's election. Four years ago, John McCain and Sarah Palin took 53.3 percent of the vote while the Obama-Joe Biden campaign took 45.5 percent. The McCain/Palin ticket fared better in the Town of Waukesha with 65.7 percent of the vote. While the Obama/McCain race was close in 2008, the election in 2004 showed a greater lean toward the Republican government. That year, President George Bush and running mate Dick Cheney received 21,349 votes in the City of Waukesha to the 13,923 votes cast for Democratic candidates John Kerry and John Edwards. Get all your Election Day news at the Waukesha Election Central Page.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Though their names are separated by just a vowel, Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin have vastly different visions for the future. It's resulted in one of the most bitter and tightly contested races for a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 4:50 p.m. Monday to include comments from Tommy Thompson after they were received. The most expensive U.S. Senate campaign in Wisconsin history, and one of the most watched in the nation, is down to its last day — and by most accounting is down to the wire, with no significant advantage to either candidate. Polls on the race between Gov. Tommy Thompson and U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin swung wildly since Thompson emerged as victor in the Republican primary. Thompson initially built a double-digit lead, only to see that reversed in Baldwin's favor. But within the past month of the campaign, those numbers have drawn back to a near dead heat, with perhaps a slight edge toward Baldwin but falling within the…