City of Racine – Racine Mayor Cory Mason and Public Health Director Dottie-Kay Bowersox released the following statements in response to Governor Tony Evers’ Executive Order delaying the spring election until June 9, 2020:
“I have been advocating for cancelling in-person voting for weeks. It is by far the safest thing we can do to mitigate the spread of coronavirus,” said Public Health Director Dottie-Kay Bowersox.
“I applaud the Governor’s decision to side with public health officials from around the state in saying that the best course of action for this election is to delay in-person voting and give municipalities more time to do absentee voting by mail. I want to be clear about this – his decision will save lives,” said Racine Mayor Cory Mason. “It is my hope that the legislature will convene in Special Session and work with the Governor to allow Clerks to mail ballots proactively to registered voters so that we do everything possible to run a safe election and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”
About the City of Racine
With a population of 78,000, Racine, Wisconsin is the fifth largest municipality in the state of Wisconsin. It is home to manufacturing businesses that enjoy world-wide reputations, SC Johnson, CNH Industrial, Twin Disc, Modine, and In-Sink-Erator among them. Racine is also home to diverse cultures, a thriving downtown, and world-class beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan.