Green Bay residents advocate for expanding early voting hours at the Green Bay Common Council hearing

Jun 28, 2022

GREEN BAY – Today, Tues. June 28, Green Bay residents will gather for a press event immediately followed by the Green Bay City Council meeting to advocate for expanded early voting hours.

All voters, regardless of their party affiliation, deserve to exercise their freedom to vote. Early voting expands access to the ballot because it reduces long wait times at polling locations, improves accessibility, and reduces burdens on elections officials.

The Green Bay Common Council will vote at the public hearing tonight to decide whether the city will allocate funding to expand early voting hours. Residents have written to their common council members and have spoken out to support expanded early voting hours, but have met resistance from some members of the council.

Tonight at 5:15 p.m. residents will share their personal stories about early voting during the press event and will then testify at the public hearing at 6 p.m.

What: Press event with local residents, immediately followed by the Green Bay City Council public hearing to vote on expanded early voting hours

When: Tuesday, June 28

The press event will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the public hearing will begin at 6 p.m.

Where: Green Bay City Hall: 100 N Jefferson St, Rm 203, Green Bay, WI 54301

The public hearing can also be viewed via Zoom, meeting link here.

Interview Opportunities:

  • Guillermo Gomez, Northeast Organizer of Wisconsin Conservation Voters and Green Bay resident
  • Steve McFarlane, President of the Greater Green Bay Labor Council
  • Natalie Hoffman, Green Bay resident and UW-Green Bay graduate
  • Sandy Popp, Assistant Director of Options for Independent Living and Green Bay resident

For more information

Erin Bloodgood, Communications Manager, Wisconsin Conservation Voters, 301-717-5821 (mobile/text), or