Wisconsin: Panel Considers Bill Limiting Local Recalls

Thu, May 23 2013 — Source: Chippewa Herald

A group of municipal officials pressed Wisconsin lawmakers Tuesday to make it harder to initiate recall elections at the local level, saying it’s currently too easy and that such campaigns often divide communities.

Town of Garfield board chairman Steve Dickinsen told the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections that a recall is usually the best way for people to call out officials they don’t agree with on issues, but it can be “divisive” if done too frequently.