Friday, November 2, 2012
Early voting continues until Friday at 5 p.m. at the Village Hall.
The last day to early vote is Friday in Sussex where residents can cast their ballots between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Village Hall, N64w23760 Main St. The popularity of absentee voting ballots has risen in Sussex, where the number of early voters more than doubled from the recall primary to the general election according to Clerk/Treasurer Sue Freiheit. The same holds true across the country. The percentage of early voters increased from 16 percent in 2000 to 33 percent in 2008, according to CBS News, which said the number could go as high as 40 percent this year. Residents can register in advance of the election at Village Hall until Friday. Voters can also register at the polls on Election Day, though that may mean waiting in line. To …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Clerk's offices throughout the state are reporting a large turnout of absentee voters in the June 5 recall election, and Sussex is no exception.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Early voting throughout the state has increased for the June 5 recall election compared to the recall primary election, and Sussex is no different. Absentee ballots in Sussex have more than doubled, according to Clerk/Treasurer Sue Freiheit. In May, the village had a little more than 150 people vote via absentee ballot. Through Tuesday, the village had a total of 434 absentee ballot requests with a majority of them already returned. The Village of Sussex will accept requests in writing received through May 31 for absentee ballots. The in-person voting ends at 5 p.m. Friday, June 1. The Village Hall is open until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and there will not be extended hours for absentee voters. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won the …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The 28-day residency requirement in the Voter ID law and the unique summer election cycle could cause a low college student turnout, so Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett met with students Monday afternoon to energize young voters.
In a normal election year, college students are encouraged to go out and vote at their nearest polling location, but the new Voter ID law and the unique summer election schedule will completely change how political parties get out the college vote. Milwaukee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett met with UW-Milwaukee students and faculty Monday afternoon to remind them not only to get out and vote in the June 5 election, but to vote using the same address they used in the May 8 primary election. Because of the new 28-day residency requirement included in the Voter ID bill, students that voted from their campus location in May will have to request an absentee ballot to vote from that same address when they go home for the…