The 2016 general election will be held Nov. 8, and the race for the next President of the United States has been at the forefront of most voters’ minds.
Candidates on the ballot for the presidential/vice presidential election are as follows: Donald J. Trump/Michael R. Pence - Republican, Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine - Democratic, Darrell L. Castle/Scott N. Bradley - Constitution, Gary Johnson/Bill Weld - Libertarian, Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka – Wisconsin Green, Monica Moorehead/Lamont Lilly – Workers World Party and Rocky Roque De La Fuente/Michael Steinberg – American Delta Party.
In addition to deciding the next president and vice president, the ballot also contains several decisions for voters to make on a state and local level.
The race for United States Senator for the state of Wisconsin is between Ron Johnson - Republican, Russ Feingold – Democratic and Phillip N. Anderson – Libertarian.
Voters will be asked to select a representative in Congress. Candidates running in Congressional District 5 are F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. - Republican, Khary Penebaker – Democratic and John Arndt – Libertarian. Candidates running in Congressional District 2 are Peter Theron – Republican and Mark Pocan – Democratic.
Running for United States Assembly in District 33 are Cody Horlacher – Republican and Brandon White – Democratic. In Assembly District 28, Joel Kleefisch – Republican and Scott Martin Michalak – Democratic, are running.
Dane County residents will also be asked to vote for Dane County Clerk, with a choice between Scott A. McDonell – Democratic and Karen McKim – Nonpartisan.
Other races on the 2016 general election ballot are not contested. More information on the state and local candidates running for office can be found on pages 3-5, 12 and 15.
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In addition to deciding upon representatives to lead the country and state, voters will be asked to make decisions regarding their respective school districts.
The School District of Cambridge, the Deerfield Community School District and the School District of Fort Atkinson, along with many other districts throughout the state, will have referendum questions on the ballot.
The School District of Cambridge referendum question is as follows: “Shall the School District of Cambridge, Dane and Jefferson Counties, Wisconsin be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, for the 2017-18 school year and thereafter by $1.6 million for recurring purposes consisting of ongoing educational and operational expenses?”
The Deerfield Community School District has two referendum questions on the ballot. The first resolution is as follows: “Be it resolved by the School Board of the Deerfield Community School District, Dane County, Wisconsin, that the final school district budget shall include an amount not to exceed $400,000 in excess of the revenue limits imposed by Section 121.91 of the Wisconsin Statutes each year for a period of four years on a nonrecurring basis, beginning with the 2016-17 school year and ending with the 2019-20 school year, for the purpose of maintaining instructional programs, maintaining facilities,providing secure buildings, upgrading technology, and meeting the operating expense requirements incurred when properly operating the educational facilities of the District during these school years.”
The second resolution is as follows: “Be it resolved, by the School Board of the Deerfield Community School District, Dane County, Wisconsin, that there shall be issued, pursuant to Chapter 67, Wisconsin Statutes, General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $2.9 million for the purpose of paying the costs of renovations, repairs and infrastructure improvements to school district buildings and ground to address key areas of need, improving school security and construction of a new multi-use fitness center/weight room, stadium press box and concession area and replacement of bleacher facilities.”
Finally, the School District of Fort Atkinson referendum question is as follows: “Shall the School Board of the School District of Fort Atkinson be authorized to exceed the revenue limit under Section 121.91 of the Wisconsin Statutes beginning with the 2017-18 school year by amounts not to exceed $1.75 million each year (on a recurring basis) and $2.25 each year (on a non-recurring basis for a period of three years) for the purpose of paying District operating costs in support of delivering the quality opportunities and services each student needs to achieve his or her academic and personal potential as provided in the foregoing resolution?”
For questions on finding a polling location or registering to vote, or for more information about the contents of your ballot, please visit myvote.wi.gov.