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Elections & Voting

State, Local, and Federal Elections

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Ron Johnson

Website: https://www.ronjohnsonforsenate.com/
Ballotpedia: https://ballotpedia.org/Ron_Johnson_(Wisconsin) 

Mandela Barnes

Website: https://mandelabarnes.com/
Ballotpedia: https://ballotpedia.org/Mandela_Barnes

United State Senate election in Wisconsin, 2022: https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_election_in_Wisconsin,_2022


Attorney General

https://ballotpedia.org/Wisconsin_Attorney_General_election,_2022

Secretary of State

https://ballotpedia.org/Wisconsin_Secretary_of_State_election,_2022

Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District election

https://ballotpedia.org/Wisconsin%27s_8th_Congressional_District_election,_2022


State Assembly District 5

The 5th Assembly Districts represents majority of the Nation’s reservation.  Currently, Rep. Jim Steineke holds the 5th AD seat and works cooperatively with the Oneida Nation to advance legislation and advocate on important issues to the Oneida Nation.  He will not be seeking re-election.  We have asked the candidates to respond to a series of questions to give the Oneida Constituents insight on who would be representative them in Madison. 

Joy Goeben (R-Hobart)

What is your professional background?

I have a master’s degree in Education and taught in the Ashwaubenon School District. When I had children of my own, I opened Joyful Hearts Family Childcare Center, which I ran for 10 years. Currently, I run Classic Carpet Cleaning with my husband.

What things would you like to accomplish if elected to the state Assembly; or what are your top priorities?

Improving education in the state by promoting universal school choice and a Parents Bill of Rights. 

I would work to promote the safety of our communities by ensuring our law enforcement agencies are fully funded, finding solutions to increase the recruitment and retainment of officers, and promoting law and order in our communities by enforcing laws and punishing criminals. I have been endorsed by the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police.

Fight inflation and help our communities grow and thrive, by balancing the budget, stopping reckless government spending, and lowering the tax burden on families.

Proposed changes to voting laws and election administration laws might be brought forward during the 2023-24 legislative session. Do you feel any changes are necessary?

Common sense reforms would help to ensure the integrity of our elections. These reforms should include cleaning up the voter rolls, banning unmanned ballot drop boxes, and banning special interests (including private individuals and private organizations) from funneling money for election administration through local election officials (Zuckerbucks).

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is projecting that the state will end the 2021-23 biennium with a $5 billion surplus. What should be the top priorities for spending these funds?

These funds will need to be used to combat the effects of inflation and recession. Let’s use it to ensure taxes are lowered and not raised.

What proposals would you support for addressing the state’s workforce shortage?

We should help people get back to work. Streamline the state’s occupational licensing laws to eliminate barriers that are preventing working professionals from earning a living. Increase investments in the state’s vocational technical training to enhance the hands-on skills of the workforce. Incentivize students to pursue education in high-demand fields.

Do you as a candidate for public office in and of the United States acknowledge the Oneida Nation as a sovereign American government?

Yes. It is my understanding that the Oneida Nation is federally recognized.

What is your position on federally recognized American Indian Tribes purchasing land and placing it into trust status?

American Indian Tribes have the right to do it.

 

Joseph “Joey” Van Deurzen (D-DePere):

What is your professional background?

In the past I have done farm work from milking cows to driving tractors. I am currently working in IT while pursuing a degree in Computer Science.

What things would you like to accomplish if elected to the state Assembly; or what are your top priorities?

We need to make the legislature work for Wisconsinites again. The powers that be have rigged the system so they do not have to answer to the rest of us. This has allowed them to focus on helping their millionaire friends make more money, profiteering off our state while taking away the programs that built Wisconsin into what it is today. I will prioritize the public education that makes our future bright and ensure that we all have access to 21st century healthcare, not the 1849 standards my opponent wants for half of us. We deserve a legislature set on building a better future for all Wisconsinites, not one set on moving us into the past.

Proposed changes to voting laws and election administration laws might be brought forward during the 2023-24 legislative session. Do you feel any changes are necessary?

We must eliminate gerrymandering in our district maps. The voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around. Additionally, we need to expand programs to make sure every Wisconsinite is registered to vote and all can get to the ballot box to be heard. The current attacks on the right to vote are designed to set the outcomes of future elections and cannot continue.

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is projecting that the state will end the 2021-23 biennium with a $5 billion surplus. What should be the top priorities for spending these funds?

As Governor Evers attempted to do during the current session, the funds should go to supporting public education and go back to working Wisconsinites. Investing in schools will ensure our state’s bright future and getting surplus funds back into our families’ pockets will ensure we all can face any challenges to come. The legislative Republicans refused to even put these proposals to a vote, not wanting to give Evers a win. Our schools and livelihoods should never be used as political pawns like this.

What proposals would you support for addressing the state’s workforce shortage?

We must work to build a state that does not push out workers but attracts them. All of our neighboring states except Iowa have minimum wages above $7.25, which is great for Minnesota, Michigan, and Illinois, but not for Wisconsin. Additionally, we need to invest in public education and trades programs to ensure that Wisconsinites can develop the skills they need to succeed. The current attacks on local school districts, the UW System, and unions have done nothing but set our workforce back.

Do you as a candidate for public office in and of the United States acknowledge the Oneida Nation as a sovereign American government?

I absolutely and unequivocally acknowledge and respect the Oneida Nation’s sovereignty, as well as all of the other nations that the United States was built around.

What is your position on federally recognized American Indian Tribes purchasing land and placing it into trust status?

Trusts are one of the few remedies left due to treaties that were not respected by Americans in the past and economic hardships forced onto tribes throughout Wisconsin and the United States at large. I know that they do not fully repair the damage that has been inflicted, but I hope they allow steps to begin moving in th


Basic Voting Information

In order to vote in Wisconsin you must:

● Be a citizen of the United States
● Be a resident of Wisconsin for at least 28 days
● Be 18 years old
● Proof of identification when voting at a polling place.  A Tribal ID is accepted.
● Not have been convicted of treason, felony or bribery, or have had your civil rights restored
● Not have been found by a court to be incapable of understanding the objective of the electoral process
● Not make or benefit from a bet or wage depending on the result of an election

Registration Deadline: 20 days before the election (or completed in the local voter registration office up to 5:00 PM the day before the election, or completed at the polling place on election day)

Click here for more information about voting.

2022 Special Election

Here is where you will find all the latest information regarding the 2022 Special Election. 

Notice regarding vacancies with tiered terms: “The winning candidates with the highest votes will assume the positions with the longest terms” per Election Board motion on May 10, 2021

 

Notice Location Date
 Time Link
Application Period

Norbert Hill Center (NHC) N7210 Seminary Rd.            Oneida, WI. 54155

04/25/22 – 05/06/22  8a-4:30p

Application Drop Off Notice

2022 Special Election Application Notice

2022 Special Election Application Log

2022 Special Election

Norbert Hill Center (NHC) Cafeteria N7210 Seminary Rd Oneida, WI 54155

Southeastern Wisconsin Oneida Tribal Services (SEOTS)            5233 W. Morgan Ave    Milwaukee, WI 53220

07/16/22 7a-7p

2022 Election Notice

2022 Sample Ballot

2022 Special Election Tentative Results

2022 Special Election Final Results

Tribal Elections

Election Basics

The General Election, and Primary Election (if required), occurs every three (3) years when the Oneida Business Committee is elected. All other elections are Special Elections. Eligible voter may cast a ballot at one of two polling locations at all elections. Picture ID must be presented in order to vote.

Applicants must provide the appropriate documentation, including but not limited to, copies of degree(s), official transcripts, and certifications as proof of qualification for the position in which they seek, where applicable. Those applications that do not have the proper back-up documentation regarding qualifications will be deemed as incomplete and applicant will not be eligible for candidacy.

Election Rules

The Oneida Election Law sets the rules for elections, recounts, and challenges.  It also sets the role and responsibilities of the Oneida Election Board.

Campaign Sign Notice

Links

Election Board

For more information

Contact the Oneida Election Board at Election_Board@oneidanation.org

 

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