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Public Meeting on Fair Voting Maps

  • T.B. Scott Free Library 106 1st Street Merrill, WI 54452 (map)

The citizens of Lincoln County will have an opportunity on November 6th to say whether they want fair voting maps in Wisconsin instead of gerrymandering.  

On October 29th, the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods (LWVNOW) is holding an educational event on this issue at 5:30 p.m. at T. B. Scott Free Library, 106 1st Street, Merrill.

There will be four speakers to give you information, background, and an explanation of how fair voting maps affect you as a citizen.  You will hear from:

  • Bill Whitford, retired UW law professor, and the named plaintiff in the Supreme Court case of Whitford vs Gill on Fair Voting Maps in Wisconsin,

  • Matt Rothschild, President of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog group working for clean, open and honest government,

  • Hans Breitenmoser, a Lincoln County Board member, instrumental in getting the Fair Voting Maps Resolutions passed in Lincoln and many other counties, and

  • Dorothy Skye, President of the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods, filling you in on why the League is involved in this matter.

The Redistricting Referendum is currently only on the ballot in Lincoln County, however gerrymandering is a Statewide Issue.  This event will be a powerhouse of information to help all area residents understand this critical issue, assisting the residents of Lincoln County in making an informed decision when they vote, and updating all residents on the current status of the Supreme Court case for Fair Voting Maps in Wisconsin.  It is an event not to be missed!

Earlier Event: October 15
Monthly Meeting - Public Welcome