GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — The non-partisan volunteer organization Project Vote of Brown County, WI has announced this year's winners of their Voter Challenge, and the town of Pittsfield and the village of Suamico will be taking home the trophies for having the highest voter turnout this year.
With municipal turnouts of registered voters ranging from 79% to over 90%, Brown County voters cast ballots like never before in the November 3 election, the organization said in a news release. When all ballots were tabulated, the village of Suamico and the town of Pittsfield had the highest voter turnout percentages in their respective categories.
The town of Pittsfield had a turnout of 90.073% of registered voters to win the Green Division trophy for Brown County municipalities with populations below 10,000. Pittsfield’s winning voter percentage was followed closely by the town of Eaton (90.069%), town of Rockland (90.05%), town of Lawrence (90.03%), town of Wrightstown (90.02%) and town of Scott (90.01%).
The voter turnout in Suamico was 90.02%, the highest percentage among the larger municipalities that make up the Gold Division. It was the fourth Voter Challenge win for both Pittsfield and Suamico.
Project VOTE of Brown County, WI issues the voter challenge each election as way of encouraging informed voter turnout in the county.
“To see voter turnout numbers like this is tremendous,” said Glen Tilot, Project VOTE chair. “It was a challenging election for many people and in many ways. Congratulations to all who participated and to those clerks, poll workers and others who made the election happen. “
Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will not be a public presentation of the Voter Challenge trophies. They will be delivered to the Pittsfield Town Hall and Suamico Village Hall at a future date.