*Action Alert* Reduction of Polling Locations in Kenosha

Updated: Feb 23

Just Released: On the Agenda of the city council meeting tonight there is a resolution from the Mayor to reduce the number of polling locations in the City of Kenosha from pre-Covid amounts.

 



A special thank you to all those who spoke out during tonight’s meeting! As a result of citizens speaking out many of the Alderman voiced their support for returning to 22 polling locations in the city of Kenosha.

In order to make this a reality there are 3 things that you can do.

1. Volunteer to be a poll worker on Election Day

2. Alert your Alderman if you know of an establishment that is open to hosting a polling location

3.Continue to follow up with your Alderman and local government to insure that we have accessible in-person voting for everyone in the city of Kenosha.


Do you know who your Alderman is? Click Here to find out.

https://www.hosea4-6.com/post/who-is-my-alderman



 

Below is the documentation surrounding this Action Item.


Popular polling places being eliminated are

Journey Church

Kenosha Bible Church

KUSD Support center and more.

Less polling locations for the city of Kenosha makes it harder for citizens to cast their ballot on election day, creates longer lines and disenfranchises voters.

Don't let our local officials use Covid as an excuse to make permanent changes to our Polling Locations

Please show up at City Council tonight to speak against this proposal.



Complete Agenda with Supporting Documents


New Proposed ward map is on page 112 (117 of below pdf)

Proposed voting locations is on page 188 (193 of below pdf)


Look at the Map below to see the proposed ward changes


2022 City Ward Map
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Here are the proposed polling locations based on the ward map above



Compare that to the available voting locations pre-Covid

Please note that there was nothing in the above Agendas or supporting documentation that stated that the assignment of the wards to the polling locations was temporary or would be updated, there was also not a list of locations that had been contacted but not yet responded. As written, the city could have moved ahead with the above plan that is now approved and if the citizens had not spoken out the city may not have been motivated to pursue additional polling locations. Your voice in these matters does have an impact.

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