It's time to make sure you have a plan to vote in the August 9 primary. It's usually a low-turnout election but with so many important offices on the ballot, we can't afford to sit it out. When more people vote in a primary, the winning candidates represent a broader swathe of the voting public and are therefore likely to have greater appeal to general election voters. So do your part. BE A VOTER!
You cannot use a drop box to return your ballot. Plan to put it in the mail by August 2 or drop it off in your city/village clerk's office. Make sure you and a witness sign the certification envelop and that the witness includes a full address on the envelop. Voters who need help returning a ballot can have a spouse or friend put it in a mailbox. BUT a spouse or friend cannot take the ballot to the city/village clerk for you.
Early In-Person Voting:
Be sure you take your photo ID to the clerk's office when you go to vote. Business hours can vary from one city/village to another. You can visit our Elections 2022 page for early in-person voting to find the days, times, and phone number for clerks' offices across the North Shore and the southern half of Ozaukee County. For the city of Milwaukee, check the days, times, and places for early voting on the website for the Milwaukee Election Commission.
August 9, Election Day:
Polling places have a habit of moving around! Before you set out to vote, check to make sure you know where your polling place is for the primary at MyVote.WI.gov. You can also see a sample of the ballot for your specific location. Remember that Assembly District lines were redrawn after the 2020 census. That has made a difference for all residents of Shorewood and Glendale and some residents of Brown Deer and Milwaukee.
Our Elections 2022 pages have you covered. The links from the main page take you to the pages for each race: US Senate; Governor; Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General; Secretary of State; Treasurer; Assembly Districts 10, 23, 24 & 60; and Congressional District 4. (There is no Democrat running for Congressional District 6.) We also have a modest amount of information about candidates running for Milwaukee Count Sheriff.
Would you like a yard sign for Governor Evers? We have some in various locations. To get one, send email to the person listed for your area to arrange a pick-up.
- Shorewood: Paul Geenen;
- Shorewood: Norma Gilson;
- Whitefish Bay: Shirley Horowitz;
- Glendale: Cheryl Maranto;
- Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point: Eilene Stevens;
- Ozaukee County: Kath Michel.
Also, the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County has yard signs for other Democratic candidates in our area. You can pick them up at the office, 2999 S. Delaware Ave in Milwaukee, during office hours: M - F 10am - 7pm and Saturdays from 9am - 1pm. You might want to call ahead to check on which signs are available: (414) 269-9287.
Finally, here are two Save the Date announcements for Town Halls from WISN 12 in collaboration with University of Wisconsin-Madison and Nō Studios:
- On Monday, August 1, 2022, from 7:00pm - 8:00pm, the Town Hall will include Republican candidates in the primary election for Wisconsin governor. Former Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, businessman Tim Michels, and Wisconsin State representative Timothy Ramthun (R) Kewaskum are invited to take part in the town hall. Grassroots North Shore supporters might want to tune in to check out the competition!
- On Tuesday, August 2, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm, the Town Hall features the Democratic candidates for the state’s U.S. Senate primary election: Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee Bucks Senior Vice President Alex Lasry, Wisconsin State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, and Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson.
If you want, you can submit questions for the candidates.
And a coda: As you probably already know, the January 6 Select Committee will hold another hearing on Thursday, July 21, beginning at 7pm CDT. Because Chairman Bennie Thompson announced that he has COVID-19, Vice Chair Liz Cheney will helm the meeting. It promises to be a doozy. I'm sure most major news outlets will be airing it live. Tune in.
Tuesday, July 19
League of Women Voters: Lunch and Learn, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Each month, LWVMC hosts a virtual Lunch & Learn session via Zoom featuring prominent, impactful, insightful, and motivating Black and/or Brown women. Join us to learn, grow, and connect using the Zoom link below (this is the same link that will be used for all Lunch & Learn meetings). Information on this month's speaker can be found on our Home Page. Meeting ID: 963 9818 8822 Passcode: league. Zoom link.
Virtual Senate Candidates Forum on International Relations, War and Peace, 2:00 - 4:00pm
The candidates attending will be State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Kou Lee, Tom Nelson, Steven Olikara, Peter Peckarsky, David Schroeder, and Darrell Williams. Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes is unable to attend, but we'll share his recorded responses to the questions at a later date. Senatorial candidates will each be asked several questions and have 90 seconds to respond. The non-partisan forum is hosted by the Milwaukee Turners. Register.
Wednesday, July 20
Marquette Poll on Supreme Court, 5:00am
The new Marquette Law School Poll Supreme Court survey will report on national public opinion concerning the Court’s June rulings on abortion and on Second Amendment rights. Available after 5:00am.
Drinking Liberally Tosa, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Camp Bar Tosa, 6600 W North Ave, Wauwatosa
Drinking Liberally Tosa is returning in person. Meet old friends. Make new ones!
DPOC Monthly Meeting, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual or at 1930 Wisconsin Ave, Grafton
We will meet in person at our Grafton office space. If you wish to attend virtually, look for the Zoom link in our weekly newsletter and/or Facebook. All members of the general public are welcome to attend our monthly meetings, but please note that only current members of the party may vote on party business.
Thursday, July 21
Marquette Poll on Political Topics, 5:00am
The new Marquette Law School Poll political survey will report on public opinion covering abortion policy, awareness of and opinion about the House Jan. 6 committee hearings, political engagement and likelihood of voting in the November elections, and favorability to President Joe Biden, former President Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Available after 5:00am.
Black Lives Are Sacred MKE Public Witness #83, 5:30 - 6:30pm
505 Grand Avenue, Port Washington
Join us as we stand in witness to the sacredness of Black lives. Our witness is our presence on the street, and the messages on our signs. Make your own sign, bring one from home, or use one of ours. If you're not able to stand for an hour, feel free to bring a chair. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Parking available in the lot of Grand Ave Church. Ice cream treats following the witness, courtesy of the Friends for Justice Committee of First Congregational Church. This is a peaceful, family-friendly event organized by an informal group of faithful lay people.
Senate Candidate Forum, 8:15 – 10:00pm
Mount Zion Missionary Baprist Church, 2207 N 2nd St., Milwaukee and virtual
Wisdom will sponsor a candidate forum in person and virtually. Topics will center around the criminal legal system and immigration. Candidates include Mandela Barnes, Sarah Godlewski, and Tom Nelson (Alex Lasry and Ron Johnson have been invited). View the virtual forum.
Saturday, July 23
Mandela Barnes / Elizabeth Warren Rally, 10:00 – 11:30am
The Cooperage Milwaukee, 822 S Water St., Milwaukee
Senator Elizabeth Warren will join Senate candidate Mandela Barnes for a rally and they will discuss why it is so important to ensure that Ron Johnson will not have another term. Doors open at 9:30am. Registration.
Stand for Peace, 12:00 – 1:00pm
92nd Street & North Avenue, Milwaukee
Stand for Peace has resumed in-person events with masks and social distancing. Check for more information. Organized by Peace Action Wisconsin.
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