The town of Pittsfield won an award Tuesday for the highest turnout among registered voters across Brown County in last week’s midterm election.
“I had figured there would be a nice turnout because a lot of people were unhappy with things and wanted to express their feelings, and this is the way to do it,” town clerk Jan Bodart said after accepting the award at Green Bay City Hall, 100 N. Jefferson St.
Project VOTE, which stands for Voice Of The Electorate, is a nonpartisan group that works to increase voter turnout in Brown County. Representatives presented the green-and-gold trophy to Bodart.
Pittsfield saw 71.09 percent of registered voters — 1,178 people — vote in the Nov. 2 general election.
Bodart was surprised at the win and said the trophy would be placed in the town hall.
Jim Morrison, Project VOTE co-chairman, said Pittsfield voters should be proud.
Kudos to Pittsfield. Voting is an important civic duty. And remember if you didn’t vote … you can’t complain.
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