April 7, 2021

April 2021 Referendum Report

With 68 referenda questions on the April 6th ballot across the State, the continued need for funding reforms remains evident.

As of April 7,  37 questions have passed, while 28 failed, and three are too close to call (Cambria Friesland, Kickapoo, Wabeno). Wausau was the largest referenda with two questions: the smaller one passed, while the larger one failed. The second-largest referendum was in Hortonville, also with two questions. In Hortonville, the larger one passed and the smaller one failed. The third-largest referendum was Howard Suamico, there were also two questions but here both questions passed.

In 2020 over 85% of referenda were successful so this represents a dramatic shift of fortunes for referenda. However, it is worth noting that because the only statewide race was the DPI Superintendent the turnout was low (20%) and skewed more conservative especially outside of the urban centers of Milwaukee and Madison.

 

District Name Total Amount Yes No
Alma Center $4,900,000.00 407 312
Bangor $2,700,000.00 452 233
Barron Area $24,500,000.00 737 725
Barron Area $1,900,000.00 682 772
Benton $43,000.00 198 44
Brighton #1 $3,975,000.00
Bruce $2,000,000.00 453 290
Cambria-Friesland $5,000,000.00
Central/Westosha UHS $39,600,000.00 2,439 2,201
Cumberland $32,500,000.00 870 1,044
Darlington Community $9,500,000.00 491 419
East Troy Community $8,000,000.00 1,872 1,960
East Troy Community $8,000,000.00 1,763 2,065
Edgar $800,000.00 532 568
Elcho $4,000,000.00
Florence $5,450,000.00 730 563
Genoa City J2 $2,100,000.00 266 309
Grantsburg $17,900,000.00 655 727
Grantsburg $4,235,000.00 506 869
Hortonville $41,800,000.00
Hortonville $12,200,000.00
Howards Grove $35,000,000.00 735 885
Howard-Suamico $25,000,000.00 3,784 3,232
Howard-Suamico $98,000,000.00 3,656 3,356
Hustisford $900,000.00
Independence $2,100,000.00
Kickapoo Area $2,000,000.00
Kohler $17,550,000.00
Kohler $2,590,000.00
Lake Geneva J1 $750,000.00
Lake Geneva-Genoa UHS $6,000,000.00
Lake Geneva-Genoa UHS $750,000.00
Lena $4,250,000.00
Linn J4 $250,000.00 114 90
Luck $6,980,000.00 520 393
Manitowoc $12,900,000.00 4,812 3,337
Medford Area $39,900,000.00
Monroe $5,600,000.00 2,530 1,009
New Glarus $28,900,000.00 1,118 484
Nicolet UHS $23,400,000.00
Oconto $13,000,000.00
Oconto $4,000,000.00
Oconto Falls $4,400,000.00 1,189 1,104
Peshtigo $33,200,000.00
Peshtigo $1,825,000.00
Phelps $7,092,000.00 248 63
Randall J1 $2,700,000.00 477 375
Reedsville $11,500,000.00
Richland $19,700,000.00
Riverdale $7,910,000.00
Saint Croix Central $22,500,000.00 813 941
Saint Croix Central $4,850,000.00 710 1,023
Saint Francis $3,200,000.00 922 617
Saint Francis $30,600,000.00 954 591
Seymour Community $6,550,000.00 1,372 571
Spencer $975,000.00
Tomahawk $13,000,000.00
Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated $3,000,000.00 257 269
Wabeno Area $12,500,000.00 551 427
Washington $1,450,000.00 251 188
Wausau $4,000,000.00 6,000 5,445
Wausau $148,800,000.00 5,675 5,749
Weston $3,900,000.00
Weston $1,900,000.00
Wisconsin Dells $4,890,400.00
Wisconsin Heights $7,500,000.00 930 1,281