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Public engagement at the local level is minimal in Wisconsin, according to a survey by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance for the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.
In 57.3% of communities, there was, on average, one or no candidate for each board seat over the past three years. The share of communities reporting two or more candidates per seat was negligible both this year (4.3%) and last (4.1%).
The survey also found that electoral competition had diminished “over the past five to ten years.” Nearly 48% of municipal officials cited a decline, while 39.3% said there had been no change in already dismal figures.