Plenty of Local Election Action on April 1
Despite all the yard signs you’ve probably been seeing, the Confluence Project isn’t the only thing at stake in the April 1 election. Depending on where you live, the spring ballot will including people running for a variety of local, nonpartisan offices. In the city of Eau Claire, incumbent City Council President Kerry Kincaid faces a challenge from first-term Councilwoman Monica Lewis. (None of 11 regular City Council seats are up for a vote this year.) Only two candidates – Charles Vue and incumbent Trish Cummins – are running for the two available seats on the Eau Claire school board. Meanwhile in Menomonie, incumbent Mayor Randy Knaack is being challenged by Councilman Andrew Mercil. There are also city council race in Menomonie and Altoona, while there are no contested seats on the Chippewa Falls City Council. In addition, voters will choose among candidates for county board seats in Eau Claire, Dunn, and Chippewa counties. Don’t know who’s on the ballot in your community or where to go to vote on Tuesday, April 1? Finding out is easy: Either call your city, village, or town clerk’s office, or visit myvote.wi.gov. On that website, operated by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, you can check your voter registration status, view sample ballots, and find out where your polling place is. Your journey to becoming an educated voter is only a few clicks away!