Vote on April 7!

Mental Health Task Force/ Make It Work Milwaukee Update – remember to vote April 7th!

Remember to vote on April 7th – see the helpful reminder at the bottom of this email and thanks to the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. In addition to the Supreme Court Justice election, there is a statewide referendum regarding how the Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice will be selected. You can view it online on the Government Accountability Board web site, and I have copied it below:

http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/2015/spring-chief-justice-referendum

Referendum on Election of Chief Justice

Posted in Elections
Question 1: “Election of chief justice. Shall section 4 (2) of article VII of the constitution be amended to direct that a chief justice of the supreme court shall be elected for a two-year term by a majority of the justices then serving on the court?”

Explanation
The Wisconsin constitution currently provides that the chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court is its longest-serving member. The proposed constitutional amendment would instead select the chief justice through an election by a majority of the justices then serving on the Court.

A “yes” vote on this question would mean that the chief justice shall be elected for a term of two years by a majority of the justices then serving on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The justice who is elected may decline to serve as chief justice or resign the position, but still continue to serve as a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

A “no” vote would mean that the longest-serving member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court serves as chief justice of the Court. The justice designated as chief justice may decline to serve as chief justice or resign the position, but still continue to serve as a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

This is an important election and many people may not have it on their calendar! Remember to vote and please spread the word.

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director: DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230 Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Ext 15 Voice
414–773–4647 Fax
barbara.beckert@drwi.org

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