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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Support John Ellenson for Assembly!

John Ellenson, a lifetime resident of Wisconsin, husband, father, and proud public educator, is running to be the next representative to serve the people of the 75th Assembly District of Wisconsin.


Sunday, May 10, 2020

Urgent Need to complete nomination forms - Events May 12

A deadline is soon approaching for candidates who need to supply nomination signatures to be on the ballot in November 2020. This affects Tricia Zunker, with a 1,000 signature requirement and John Ellenson who is running as a Democrat for Romaine Quinn’s Assembly seat. He needs 200 signatures.

They have only two weeks to collect signatures and get them delivered to election authorities in Madison. With the COVID pandemic limiting our ability to knock doors and seek signatures, there is concern that they won’t meet the requirement. It would be a shame to lose good candidates because of a technicality.

So we need to get to work. On Election Day, May 12, Barron County Democrats will setup signature collection stations in Rice Lake, Cumberland and Barron. 

Supporters of Tricia Zunker and John Ellenson can stop by and sign nomination forms. No need to leave the safety of the car. We’ll take the same precautions election clerks are using to accommodate parking lot voting. Nominators can even keep the pen and we will include a few of our famous “fish buttons” and window clings.

Those who have completed signature forms can drop those off with us too.


Tues May 12 signature collection events:

  • Rice Lake - 9:30 to 11:30am on Lakeshore Dr by the Elks Lodge
  • Cumberland - Noon to 2:00pm in the library parking lot
  • Barron - 2:30 to 4:30pm in the library parking lot

It's OK for the same person to sign as both an elector (the numbered lines) and as a circulator (bottom of the form). Watch out for common mistakes though:

  • Failing to carefully name the voting municipality in the second to last column. It’s not always the same as your mailing city. If you're unsure of your voting municipality, do a "find my polling place" search at MyVote.WI.gov
  • Failing to sign the Certification of Circulator at the bottom of the form. 

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Absentee Vote for Tricia Zunker for Congress

We've got a Special Election May 12th to replace Duffy as our representative in Congress, and we've got an outstanding candidate in Tricia Zunker!


If you haven't yet, go to MyVote.WI.gov right now and request your absentee ballot. Deadline is Thurs 5/7, but don't wait. Remember your completed, signed ballot needs to be received by your clerk no later than election day (Tues 5/12).



Here's a great How-To Video from As Goes Wisconsin walking you through how to request your ballot in about 2 minutes.

Don't forget: A witness needs to sign your absentee ballot and provide their address.
  • Live with a relative or roommate who's over 18 and a US citizen? They can witness your ballot.
  • If you live alone, here is a helpful video showing how to witness a neighbor's ballot while social distancing. (Note the dates on that page are for the April election, but the process is the same.)


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Want Yard Signs?

We've got yard signs for Jill Karofsky for Supreme Court and Tricia Zunker for Congress. And we've figured out a way to get your sign to you while maintaining social distancing. If you don't hear otherwise from us, we'll be by in the next couple days to either put your sign up or drop it off on your porch.

Please note that if you've already been in touch with Gerry or Sam about yard signs, there is no need to do anything else.