Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Government Accountability Board approves election night procedures that will require municipal clerks in Waukesha County to upload unofficial results directly to the state system.
Changes to the way votes are reported in Waukesha County during the gubernatorial recall elections are going to put added pressure on municipal clerks, those clerks say. The changes, approved by the state Government Accountability Board, require municipal clerks to upload unofficial election results to the state system, a move that puts more responsibility on local election officials. Previously, municipalities sent their votes to the Waukesha County Clerk's Office, which counted them and sent them to the state. After several problems with counting the results in Waukesha County, officials decided to change the process for the May 8 recall primary and the June 5 general recall election. County officials met Monday with clerks from New …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
In an unsurprising move, Jeremy Levinson, attorney for the state Democratic Party, has filed a formal complaint with the state Government Accountability Board over the GOP's "protest" candidates.
Well, it's officially a complaint now. The Associated Press is reporting that Jeremy Levinson, attorney for the Democratic Party of Wisconin, has filed a formal complaint with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board over the state GOP running "protest" candidates in the upcoming recall elections. Levinson wants the six candidates — four in the state Senate recalls as well as governor and lieutenant governor contests — removed from the ballot because he claims they're committing election fraud for claiming they're Democrats when they really aren't. The "protest" candidates include: Levinson says the "protest" candidates are just a way for the Republicans to manipulate the elections. Republicans say they're running the "fake Democrats…
Friday, March 9, 2012
If the request is granted by a judge, a likely recall primary election would be held on May 15, with the general election on June 12.
The state's top election official plans to ask a judge for more time to review the Gov. Scott Walker recall petitions, which would push the date of a possible recall election back to May or June. Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy on Friday recommended the GAB board request an push its deadline back from March 19 to April 6. Kennedy said his staff cannot complete its work on the recall petitions against Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch until at least March 30. If the board moves forward with Kennedy's request at its meeting on Monday, the matter would go before Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess on Wednesday. If Niess grants the extension and the recall election was ordered on the newly proposed deadline, a …
Monday, November 14, 2011
A massive recall effort will start Nov. 15 with the hope of forcing Gov. Scott Walker out of office. Patch used Storify to compile tweets, videos and links to tell the story of how the state reached this point.