In addition to the names on the ballot in next Tuesday’s race for the Boscobel School Board are two write-in candidates.
Write-in candidate Wendi Stitzer will face Jacob Knoles in Area 1. Incumbent Kelly Trumm has decided to not seek reelection.
In Area 3, incumbent Roger Knoble will face write-in challenger Kim Trumm.
Residents of the Boscobel School District can vote for any candidate, regardless of area. However, if voting for a write-in candidate they must cast their ballot in the correct area, such as Area 1 for Stitzer and Area 3 for Trumm.
In the city of Boscobel, voters are encouraged to use paper ballots if voting for write-in candidates. However, electronic voting machines do have a write-in capability. Simply touch the write-in box and a keyboard will allow the voter to type in the write-in candidate’s name.
In addition to the two school board races, district residents will also be asked to vote on two referendum questions. The first asks voters to exceed the state-imposed revenue cap by a total of $1.8 million over a three-year period on a recurring or indefinite basis. The second seeks $20 million for a school building improvement program at the high school into a single campus. If approved, the district would abandon its three buildings at the elementary campus.
There are no contested races in city government. Mayor Steve Wetter is seeking his tenth, two-year term. He is running unopposed, as are the following Common Council members: Barb Bell, Ward 1; Sara Strang, Ward 2; Milt Cashman, Ward 3; and Roger Brown, Ward 4.
Wetter is also running for Grant County Board, challenging incumbent Robert Scallon.
Other races on the ballot include the Wisconsin Supreme Court, with JoAnne Kloppenburg facing Rebecca Bradley.
There are presidential primaries for both Democratic and Republican primaries. On the Presidential Preference ballot, voters may vote only once and in only one party’s primary.
Legislation passed in 2011 mandates that voters present a government-issued identification card to vote in Wisconsin, beginning with the February 2016 primary. The most common forms of acceptable ‘Voter ID’ cards are a Wisconsin DOT-issued driver’s license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended, a Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card, a Military ID card and a United States passport.
An acceptable photo ID for voting purposes does not have to include a current address.
All sample ballots can be found inside Section Two of this issue.