After Lisbon overwhelmingly voted against a merger with Sussex, Patch readers are commenting on whether it was the right choice. What do you think?
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
As far as Lisbon residents are concerned, merger with Sussex isn't going to happen any time soon.
The Town of Lisbon has spoken, and there will not be a merger with the Village of Sussex any time soon. During Tuesday’s primary election, Lisbon residents had a special question on the back of their ballots reading, "If the terms of the consolidation were reasonable, would you be 'for' or 'against' the consolidation of Lisbon and Sussex into a new municipality?" Lisbon spoke loud and clear, and the answer is, “against.” Almost 80 percent of residents who made it to the polls voted against the consolidation, totaling just less than 2,300 votes. About 600 residents voted in favor of the merger. Although this is a nonbinding referendum, the Lisbon Town Board is taking the vote seriously. Now that residents have overwhelmingly spoken out …
Monday, August 13, 2012
The long-awaited vote to merge will be on the back of Lisbon’s primary election ballot on Tuesday.
After months of public forums and opposition from both Lisbon residents and members on the Town Board, the decision to potentially consolidate Lisbon with the Village of Sussex will be on the back of Tuesday’s primary ballot. According to the Sussex Sun, the back of the ballot will read, "If the terms of the consolidation were reasonable, would you be 'for' or 'against' the consolidation of Lisbon and Sussex into a new municipality?" However, the referendum will only be on Lisbon residents’ ballots to gauge how interested locals are in the potential merger. The vote is also nonbinding, meaning it’s just to give the Town Board direction on whether or not to proceed. During the latest public forum at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center, Waukesha …
Tuesday is primary election day, and Patch has the information you need before you go to vote.
Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose the candidates they want to see run on the official ballot in November. The Government Accountability Board is predicting a 20 percent turnout for this race, which only has one statewide contested race on the ballot: United States Senate Republican Candidate: Eric Hovde, Tommy Thompson, Mark Neumann and Jeff Fitzgerald Find information on the uncontested races on our primary election page. Registered voters can find information about their polling place and the races on the ballot at the Wisconsin Voter Public Access website. To see the details, enter your name and birthdate in the fieds provided and then click your name to get to the voter information page. Polling places for all districts …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
From the big election day to Sounds of Sussex, another Village Park construction meeting and the Lions' Piston & Rod Show, this is a list of places to be this week in Sussex.
The Sussex Hamilton Athletic Booster Club is meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at Hamilton High School to talk over new and continuing projects they've been working on, like the new score boards. The Sussex Hamilton Athletic Booster Club, a not for profit organization, provides financial support through monies raised by volunteers to promote excellence in athletic programs and the Sussex community. Tuesday is election day where Sussex-area voters will cast their ballot to vote on everything from a new Waukesha County Clerk to a new Register of Deeds. Everything you need to know about the election, including information about the candidates, is listed here on Patch. Don't we make voting easy? Lisbon residents will also be voting on Tuesday during …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
But that didn't preclude some from testing the law, putting stickers on their driver's licenses and showing their frustration.
Some voters were a little disgruntled when they found out they had to show an "acceptable" form of identification at the polls for the Feb. 21, 2012 primary election. But most voted anyway. For the first time, voters were required to show a photo ID before they could receive a ballot. Some said the new voter ID law would prevent people from even showing up to the polls, and they said that the law discriminates against people who are poor and homeless. Criticism aside, area clerks and poll workers said yesterday went off without a hitch. That didn't keep some from testing the limits, however. One Mount Pleasant man refused to vote when he found out his veteran's identification card wasn't acceptable, and a person in Caledonia thought they …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
This is a list of things to do and places to be this week in Sussex.
The Parks and Recreation board will be meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Sussex Community Center. Some of the items on the agenda include the contract for Lion's Daze and what they plan to do with Madeline Park. The meeting is open to the public, so residents are encouraged to attend. The Hamilton School District will be holding a school board meeting at Hamilton High School's library at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The meeting is open to the public, so any residents interested in sharing something with the board or learning about the district first-hand is encouraged to attend. Three candidates are facing off to fill the seat as Lake Country Municipal judge, and it's up to residents to vote on Tuesday at the National Guard Armory. …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
More than 700 came to polls in Sussex with only one statewide race on the ballot.
In all the years that Sussex Clerk-Treasurer Sue Freiheit has run village elections, there was one thing she had never seen. "We have never crossed the 300 mark for voters in a February primary election," she said Wednesday. On Tuesday, 730 voters – roughly 12 percent of those eligible – went to the Sussex National Guard Armory to cast ballots, Freiheit said. "We ran out of ballots in the early evening," she said. "We made photocopies of an original ballot and used that for four persons, and we used the touch-screen electronic voting machine for 91 persons. "It's astounding to me, since we had only one statewide race on the ballot in Sussex." Freiheit thought that in Milwaukee County there would be a better explanation for a higher turnout…
Monday, February 14, 2011
Village residents to vote at Sussex Armory from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday is primary election day, and polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., with all voting in Sussex taking place at the National Guard Armory, W239n6578 Main St. Though other communities have a number of races on the ballot, only the statewide primary race for Wisconsin Supreme Court will appear on Sussex ballots, according to Village Clerk-Treasuer Sue Freiheit. Incumbent Justice David Prosser is being challenged by Madison attorney Joel Winnig, state Justice Department lawyer JoAnne Kloppenburg and public defender Marla Stephens. The two candidates with the highest vote totals will face each other in the general election on April 5. The winner of that election will secure a 10-year term on the state's highest court.