Last night, the Green Bay Common Council secured more than $1 million in funding to help realize its goal of carrying out safe, accessible, and fair elections this year and in the future.
The funding will serve the city beyond this year’s election. It will set a strong precedent for how future elections are conducted in Green Bay, and show the rest of Wisconsin that Green Bay is a leader in the fight for a fair, safe, and equitable democracy.
“I have seen a lot of concern over safe voting procedures from students, as well as many requests from students and community members to expand our current voting climate to include everyone,” said Guillermo Gomez, president of the Student Government Association at UW-Green Bay. “Now, I have full faith that Green Bay will become a leader in accessible voting and voter safety moving forward.”