Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Kathleen Novack's first countywide election went smoothly, but then again this is Waukesha County. City of New Berlin provided inaccurate totals in the State Supreme Court election – however it did not alter overall election night outcome.
Waukesha County Clerk Kathleen Novack coasted through her first countywide election Tuesday with final results being reported shortly after 10 p.m. in the low-turnout election. However, this is Waukesha County, and seemingly every election has its twists and turns. Results from communities throughout Waukesha County started coming in shortly after 8 p.m., which helped make for a quick reporting turnaround. “We are thrilled by that,” Novack said while waiting for the very last units to report Tuesday night. However, it was revelead Wednesday morning that the City of New Berlin provided inaccurate totals in the State Supreme Court election – however it does not alter the overall election night outcome. Novack provided the following …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Tuesday's primary election is among three area candidates – Kathleen Novack, Kathleen Karalewitz and Gina Kozlik – who look to be Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus' successor.
The three candidates running for the Waukesha County clerk’s post on the Republican ticket all want to see election night result reporting improved while restoring public trust and confidence in the office. Election night snafus are well documented in the clerk’s office. Under intense scrutiny, Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus decided she was no longer running for the seat. Meanwhile, costs to fix election-related problems in the office are exceeding $250,000. Delayed unofficial vote reporting is among problems. But the biggest problem was in the April 2011 State Supreme court election when Nickolaus mistakenly left out tallies from the entire city of Brookfield in unofficial results reporting to the Associated Press on election night…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
County Clerk Nickolaus under the spotlight again as changes in election procedures mean lengthy delay in tallying votes throughout the county.
Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, who has been under fire for past election snafus, is at the center of attention again because new procedures in tallying votes resulted in lengthy delays in getting election results Tuesday. Nickolaus, who garnered national attention last April when her office made a mistake that flipped the outcome of a hotly contested state Supreme Court race, said she introduced new procedures Tuesday to follow guidelines set forth by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections in the state. As a result, some elections results were not posted on the county's website until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Her office, which said it would post local results online, posted few results and asked the media …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Former Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson makes political comeback.
Five of 25 Waukesha County Board of Supervisor seats are being challenged in April 2012, according to information on the county’s website. The filing deadline was at 5 p.m. Tuesday. In Waukesha, two City of Waukesha Common Council members, Kathleen Cummings and Duane Paulson, are running unopposed, as well as former Mayor Larry Nelson. Michael Crowley also is running unopposed. The following districts have challengers, according to the website: The following districts have only one candidate, according to the website: