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Upcoming Elections

General: November 8, 2022

Voting FAQs

You can register to vote at the MyVote website, at the RPKC Victory Center, or at your local municipal hall or clerk’s office.

You can find your voting location on the MyVote website, or on Kenosha County’s government website.

Candidates are updated on our website as they are announced and when they provide RPKC with the necessary information.  Click here to see the candidates.

We always recommend researching all the candidates yourself, which you can do by attending meet-and-greet events such as the RPKC’s Pints and Politics, or by visiting the individual candidate’s website.  An informed opinion is the best one.  If you’re still not sure and want to make sure you’re voting strategically (and not for a RINO or a Dem in Disguise), you can follow the endorsement choices of the RPKC Executive Board when they are decided and published.  Click here to see if we have published endorsements for the next election.

“Early” and “in-person absentee” voting are the same thing, and allow citizens to vote during a period of time before the election day itself.  If you ever voted on a day that wasn’t election day, you were an “early” or “in-person absentee” voter.  You’ll be given a ballot which you will fill out and then seal in an envelope.  You’ll then hand it to the clerk rather than putting it in the mail.  It will only be opened and counted on election day.  “Absentee” voting is also done before election day, but you must request a ballot to be mailed to your home.  Then you will fill it out, have someone sign as a witness, and mail it back to your clerk’s office.  It will only be opened and counted on election day.

A primary election is one in which members of a particular political party are voting for which candidate from their party will represent them in the general election, or it can simply narrow the field in a non-partisan race. If a candidate does not have an opponent from his same party, there is no primary vote.  The general election is one in which the winners of the partisan primaries, if there are any, face off against each other.  In the state of Wisconsin, you do not have to declare or formally align yourself with a political party to vote in a primary election, but you can only vote in one party’s primary election (for example, you can vote in the Republican or Democrat primary, but not both).

Run for Office

The REDKENO Project is the RPKC’s initiative to get as many trustworthy conservatives elected to office as possible. To pursue that goal more effectively, we offer assistance to candidates at the county and municipal level in many ways.

Candidates

Ron Johnson

Candidate for US Senate

Bryan Steil

Candidate for US Congress

Tim Michels

Candidate for Governor

Roger Roth

Candidate for Lt. Governor

Eric Toney

Candidate for Attorney General

Amy Loudenbeck

Candidate for Secretary of State

John Leiber

Candidate for WI State Treasurer

Steve Nass

Candidate for Senate District 11

Van Wanggaard

Candidate for Senate District 21

Tyler August

Candidate for Assembly 32

Amanda Nedweski

Candidate for Assembly 61

Ed Hibsch

Candidate for Assembly 64

Frank Petrick

Candidate for Assembly 65

David Zoerner

Candidate for Sheriff

Zach Rodriguez

Candidate for Clerk of Courts

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Elected Offices

4-Year Term

The Governor is the head of the Executive branch of state government.  As such, the Governor’s main duties include proposing, implementing, and revising policies and procedures.  The Governor also has the power to appoint people of his or her own choosing to the cabinet and other powerful positions across the state, such as state court judges, the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, any many, many others.  They also have the most powerful veto pen in the state.  All this means that during a gubernatorial election, you’re not just voting for Governor—you’re voting for the Lieutenant Governor who runs on a shared ticket, as well as all the leaders for major state departments such as the Departments of Corrections, Transportation, Financial Institutions, Children and Families, and many more.  You may think it’s an opportunity to simply fill one important seat with a Republican, but really it’s a package deal with widespread impact across nearly every aspect of our daily lives.

4-Year Term

The Lieutenant Governor is elected on a shared ticket with the Governor after candidates are chosen in the partisan primary election.  The Lieutenant Governor assumes the role of Acting Governor when the Governor leaves the state, or if the Governor were to resign, be incapacitated, or die.

4-Year Term

Often referred to as “Wisconsin’s Top Cop,” although the Attorney General isn’t a police officer at all.  The Attorney General is the state’s chief legal counselor and is charged with defending and filing lawsuits on behalf of the state, as well as prosecuting in court on behalf of the state.  The Attorney General is also responsible for operations of the Department of Justice such as the state’s DNA crime lab.  Perhaps most importantly, the Attorney General also acts as an advocate for the public. This means it’s critical to have a Republican in this seat who holds our values and will fearlessly uphold the 2nd Amendment, election integrity, consumer protections, and much more

4-Year Term

Ordinarily, the Secretary of State is responsible for duties related to finalizing and recording acts of the legislative and executive branches of the state government. You could say the Secretary of State is the “rubber stamp” of Wisconsin.  However, the office of Wisconsin’s Secretary of State has had most of its responsibilities stripped away.  The Secretary of State publishes bills once they are passed and complete, but little else.  Because this office’s duties are minimal, it’s up for debate whether or not it should exist at all.  However, it’s still important to fill this seat with a Republican for strategic purposes.

4-Year Term

Ordinarily, the State Treasurer is the chief financial officer, which entails many duties related to the flow of state funds.  However, this office has been stripped of the majority of its duties and its power to ensure financial stability for the state. Because this office’s duties are minimal, it’s up for debate whether or not it should exist at all.  However, it’s still important to fill this seat with a Republican for strategic purposes.

4-Year Term

Our kids should have the opportunity of a good education, especially one free from indoctrination and rhetoric from Democrat ideologies.  Since the Superintendent of Public Instruction is at the head of our state’s public school system, it’s absolutely critical that we support the next generation by electing a Republican to this position.  The Superintendent of Public Instruction manages policy regarding issues like truancy, performance, testing standards, and educator licensing.

6-Year Term

A US Senator represents his or her entire state and each state is allowed two senators.  They are responsible for proposing and voting on new legislation, as well as voting on revisions to current policies in a manner that best reflects the needs and desires of their constituents.  They also have specific duties that separate them from Representatives in the House, such as approving federal judges and cabinet appointments, and deciding whether or not to convict and expel someone from their office after they’ve been impeached by the House.  Tired of Democrats breaking laws and stirring up scandals with no repercussion?  We need trustworthy Republican Senators to give them the final boot.

2-Year Term

US Representatives are voted in by districts, and the number of districts in a state is based on population.  They are responsible for proposing and voting on new legislation, as well as voting on revisions to current policies in a manner that best reflects the needs and desires of their constituents.  They also have specific duties that separate them from US Senators, such as the conducting trials and making decisions for impeachment, and generating all legislation related to revenue.  Sick of your tax dollars being misappropriated and given to foreign nations?  Sick of the debt ceiling continuing to raise?  Help us get Republicans elected to the House!

10-Year Term

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is highest court in the state.  Cases only reach the Wisconsin Supreme Court by appealing through both the Circuit and Appellate Courts first, or through special circumstance.  Justices elected will hold their seat in office for a decade, which is a long time to wait for a new election if you don’t have a court majority, especially when they’re handling the most high-profile cases in the state.  We need justices who will be fair and impartial, and who are capable of denying their own personal desires and agendas.

2-Year Term

Wisconsin Assembly Representatives are elected by their district, and there are three Assembly districts within each Senate district.  They are responsible for proposing and voting on new legislation, as well as voting on revisions to current policies in a manner that best reflects the needs and desires of their constituents.  They also have specific duties that separate them from Wisconsin State Senators, such as the conducting trials and making decisions for impeachment, and generating all legislation related to revenue.  Sick of your tax dollars being misappropriated?  Electing Republicans to the Assembly helps to keep government fraud and waste in check!

4-Year Term

A Wisconsin State Senator represents his or her district within the state.  They are responsible for proposing and voting on new legislation, as well as voting on revisions to current policies in a manner that best reflects the needs and desires of their constituents.  They also have specific duties that separate them from Wisconsin Assembly Representatives, such as approving state judges and cabinet appointments, and deciding whether or not to convict and expel someone from their office after they’ve been impeached.  We need Republican State Senators to help us craft legislation for important issues like gun rights, rights for the unborn, and protection of the 1st Amendment.  And if we want impartial justices in the Wisconsin Supreme Court, we need Republican State Senators in office to approve them.

6-Year Term

When cases from the Circuit Court get appealed, they are sent to the Court of Appeals.  Because so few cases make it to the State Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals is often the last stop.  We need judges who will be fair and impartial, and who are capable of denying their own personal desires and agendas, not liberals who have no qualms legislating from the bench.  Help us get judges who respect the Constitution elected to the Court of Appeals!

4-Year Term

The County District Attorney is the county’s chief legal counselor and is charged with defending and filing lawsuits on behalf of the county, as well as prosecuting in court on behalf of the county.  In addition, they are an advocate for the public and a counselor of legal matters to the county.  This means it’s critical to have a Republican in this seat who holds our values and will fearlessly uphold the 2nd Amendment, election integrity, consumer protections, and much more.

6-Year Term

The Circuit Court is usually the first stop for criminal and civil cases.  We need judges who will be fair and impartial, and who are capable of denying their own personal desires and agendas, not liberal judges who have no qualms legislating from the bench.  Help us get judges who respect the Constitution elected to the Circuit Court!

4-Year Term

As the County Treasurer, you will be responsible for sending out tax bills, collecting and disbursing taxes, handling arrears and payment plans, as well as overseeing other budgetary items for the county.  If you want your taxes handled honestly and competently, we need a Republican in office.  Run for County Treasurer!

4-Year Term

As the County Clerk, you will assist in facilitating elections run by municipalities, and will also be in charge of election recounts.  You will be responsible for issuing marriage licenses and passports, as well as auctioning tax deeded properties.  You will also facilitate the County Board meetings and publish the minutes and other information from those meetings.  If you want to have a direct impact on ensuring election integrity and be a witness to the decisions made at County Board meetings, run for County Clerk!  It’s an important office, and therefore it’s important that we have a Republican in this seat.

4-Year Term

As the County Register of Deeds, you will be responsible for filing and maintaining vital records, land parcel deeds, and other documents of significance.  You will also be responsible for the distribution of certified copies of documents.  We need a Republican in office to make sure the county’s documents are handled with integrity and efficiency.  Run for County Register of Deeds!

4-Year Term

The County Sheriff is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Department, conducting press conferences, and can make important changes to the way the Sheriff’s Department conducts itself.  For example, the County Sheriff can request no-chase orders, and controls the actions and movements of the sheriff’s police force.  We need a Republican Sheriff who cares about the citizens of the county and upholding the law, and who allows deputies to do their jobs without politicized interference or fear of backlash.

4-Year Term

The County Executive’s main duties include proposing and revising ordinances for the county, which the County Board then votes on.  The County Executive has the power to appoint his or her choices to many county-level positions.  This means that you’re not just voting on a County Executive, you’re voting on many different offices in the county.  The County Executive also has the power to implement executive orders.  Because this office holds so much sway over the county, it’s critical that we have a Republican in office.

4-Year Term

As the County Clerk of Circuit Court, you will be responsible for managing court records, supporting the courtroom operation, and assisting in gathering jurors.  You will also collect case-related fees and fines.  In order to ensure the Circuit Court is run smoothly and honestly, we need a Republican in this office.  Run for County Clerk of Circuit Court!

2-Year Term

As a County Board Supervisor, you will vote on all ordinances for the county as well as the county’s budget.  You’ll also be in charge of drawing and approving district maps (this occurs every ten years), and representing the constituents in your district.  If you want a direct hand in driving the county towards conservative policies and taking care of citizen concerns, then run to be a County Board Supervisor!

2-Year Term

If you live in a village, you can run to be elected as Village President. The Village President recommends and votes on village ordinances and budgetary matters, appoints leaders to the village boards and commissions, and runs the village board meetings.  If you want to play a large role helping conservatism flourish in your village, run for Village President!

2-Year Term

If you live in a village, you can have a direct influence on how it is run if you are elected as a Village Trustee.  A Village Trustee votes on village ordinances and budgetary matters, and is also responsible for drawing the ward maps (this occurs every ten years).  You will also attend to concerns from the constituents in your ward.  If you want to personally vote for conservative values while discussing your village’s issues, run for Village Trustee!

2-Year Term

If you live in a town, you can run to be elected as Town Chairman. The Town Chairman recommends and votes on town ordinances and budgetary matters, appoints leaders to the town boards and commissions, and runs the town supervisor meetings.  If you want to play a large role helping conservativism flourish in your town, run for Town Chairman!

2-Year Term

If you live in a town, you can have a direct influence on how it is run if you are elected as a Town Supervisor.  A Town Supervisor votes on town ordinances and budgetary matters, and is also responsible for drawing the ward maps (this occurs every ten years).  You will also attend to concerns from the constituents in your ward.  If you want to personally vote for conservative values while discussing your town’s issues, run for Town Supervisor!

4-Year Term

A Municipal Judge handles misdemeanor cases, such as traffic and parking violations, as well as small claims cases.  They also oversee pre-trial conferences.  We need an impartial, honest Municipal Judge who cares about the rule of law in our community!

4-Year Term

As the Mayor, you will represent the executive branch of the municipal level.  Your duties will include introducing and implementing ordinances, and appointing leaders to boards and commissions.  You can have a direct influence and champion conservative values in your city.  Make the difference, and run for Mayor!

2-Year Term

As an Alderman in your city, you will be responsible for writing ordinances and resolutions, passing the city budget, and drawing the aldermanic districts and city wards (this occurs every 10 years).  You will also listen to constituent concerns and facilitate resolutions.  If you want to play a direct role helping conservativism flourish in your city, run for Alderman!

3-Year Term

As a School Board Member, you will enacts policies and procedures for the school administrations to then implement, pass the budget for the school district, and listen to and address parent concerns.  If you don’t like what’s being taught to our youngest generations and believe that children should be educated instead of indoctrinated, fight for our kids and run for School Board Member!

4-Year Term

As the Municipal Clerk, you will assist in facilitating elections, and Town Supervisor meetings, including publishing the minutes and other necessary information from those meetings.   If you want to have a direct impact on ensuring election integrity and be a witness to the decisions made at town meetings, run for Municipal Clerk!  It’s an important office, and therefore it’s important that we have a Republican in this seat.

4-Year Term

As the Municipal Treasurer, you will be responsible for sending out tax bills, collecting and disbursing taxes, handling arrears and payment plans, and overseeing other budgetary items.  If you want your city taxes handled honestly and competently, we need a Republican in office.  Run for Municipal Treasurer!

4-Year Term

As Constable, you will be given certain powers and law enforcement duties.  You will direct traffic when needed, serve and carry out certain notices and warrants, apprehend those who disrupt the peace, report instances of trespassing, attend court sessions when needed, and even impound escaped livestock.  If you value keeping the peace and upholding the law in your community, run for Constable!