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Friday is last day to apply for an absentee ballot

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April 2, 2020

Breaking update --- due to a ruling today in federal court, the last day to request an absentee ballot is now Friday, April 3. .

Democratic Convention to be delayed

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April 2, 2020

indicate that the Democratic National Convention is being postponed from July 13-17 and will be held the week of August 17 instead.

Voting Absentee? Send that ballot in now!

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March 31, 2020

If you have obtained an absentee ballot, you should be aware that the ballots must be received at your polling place by 8 PM on election day. It is not sufficient to have your ballot postmarked by the election. Although there is litigation and some political wrangling underway to loosen that restriction, the law still requires that your ballot arrive by election day.

Take COVID-19 Seriously

Senator Jeff Smith
March 23, 2020

We must take COVID-19 seriously. On March 13th, showing tremendous leadership, Governor Evers declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin and has since strengthened precautions. Now it’s our turn to do our part by following the guidance from leaders and medical professionals to slow the spread of COVID-19. Undoubtedly, this is a challenging time for us all as we learn to navigate the changes in our daily routine impacted by this global pandemic.

Jeff Smith - Emergency Preparedness to Build Resilient Communities

Senator Jeff Smith
March 16, 2020

Emergencies hit communities without notice and threaten our local economies. We are facing an unprecedented public health emergency right now, but we have faced emergencies before and we’ve become stronger from it.

 

Register for Absentee Ballot

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March 15, 2020

Life is full of uncertainty at the moment. The Wisconsin Elections Commission that if you want to vote in the April 7 election you should consider voting with an absentee ballot in case you are unable to vote in person or choose not to go to your polling place from health concerns.

Dairyland Forum and Rally for Rural Wisconsin Cancelled

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March 12, 2020

The upcoming Dairyland Forum and Rally for Rural Wisconsin has been cancelled due to concerns with the spread of COVID-19. Danielle Endvick of the Wisconsin Farmers Union announced the cancellation this afternoon in an email.

Why some Americans don't trust the census

March 9, 2020
Fears of the census may have informed the Bureau’s 2020 tagline. U.S. Census Bureau

Jeff Smith - I’m Here, Ready to Listen

Senator Jeff Smith
March 2, 2020

I’ve always said that one of the best parts of my job is listening to others, whether it’s their stories, suggestions or questions. During this time of year, I regularly hear many of the same questions.

 

What happened? Where did the time go? Why didn’t things get done? What can we expect?

 

Jeff Smith - Policy Making by the People, for the People

Senator Jeff Smith
February 24, 2020

Before a bill becomes a law, a process exists to ensure policymakers develop the most effective policy proposal, and with good reason. Decisions made on the state level influence the way folks work and live in all corners of the state.  Legislation should be a product of the conversations policymakers have with the stakeholders who will be impacted.

 

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