A group of Wauwatosa residents hoping to get the city to hold an advisory referendum on state-issued voter IDs have about one-third of number of signatures they need to collect in order to get the question on an election ballot.
Organizers will be collecting more signatures from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wauwatosa Public Library, said Alderwoman Jacqueline Jay, who is spearheading the effort.
"People will be able to come to sign the petition, and people can turn in their petitions that they have been circulating," she said.
The group would need to collect 3,656 signatures, or 15 percent of the number of votes cast by Wauwatosa residents in the last election for governor, by Monday to trigger direct legislation. So far, people have turned in about 1,000 signatures to Jay, but they may have more to turn in on Saturday, she said.
The deadline has passed to get this referendum on the April ballot, but if they get enough signatures the measure could appear on the fall ballot.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- Wauwatosa Police Report: Aug. 28
- Wauwatosa Ask Now: Why is parking allowed on both sides of Menomonee River Parkway?
- New associate principals at Wauwatosa East High School come from Milwaukee, Waukesha
- Tajikistan visit expands outlook on food sources and heritage for Wauwatosa West students
- New school year for the Wauwatosa School District brings new standards, evaluations and projects
- Ronald McDonald House in Wauwatosa to double number of families it serves
- Germantown district pursues personalized learning options
- Former Wauwatosa priest pleads not guilty to embezzlement charges
- New principal at Lincoln Elementary vows to help students find their 'spark'
- Weekly Planner: Aug. 28