Focus Newsletter Status of Wisconsin cities and villages (II): Citizen engagement
August 29, 2016 • Vol. 2016 No. 17
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Due to lack of opposition, about half of state assembly and three-fourths of state senate members are known before the fall election. A new WISTAX study finds that lack of electoral choice is even more of a problem at the municipal level. Over half of cities and villages surveyed typically did not have contested local board seats. Lack of interest in and knowledge of government is the leading reason cited.