Yesterday MadCityMan posted an entry about California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman’s seeming failure to ever have registered to vote in any election for 28 years (virtually her entire adulthood), and at the time, MadCityMan noted it would be interesting to do the same analysis with politicos and business people in Wisconsin that are seeking or considering going after higher office like Neuman, Walker or T. Wall.
Thanks to the internet, doing an analysis of the voting records of Scott Walker, Mark Neumann, and Terrence Wall isn’t that hard, courtesy of the State of Wisconsin Voter Public Access website. A quick check of the “voter search” feature of the Voter Public Access website seems to indicate Mark Neumann’s voting history started on 4/3/2001, while Scott Walker’s voting history starts on 9/8/1998. I wasn’t able to locate a date of birth for Terrence Wall, so I was unable to complete a search of his voting record.
Now keep in mind I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the Voter Public Access website, because it certainly seems unusual that the first voting activity for Mark Neumann appears in 2001. What’s more, a search of my own voting record shows a few holes in the system, so I have doubts as to the accuracy of the system. However, no matter how accurate the system is, at least we know Mark Neumann and Scott Walker have done their civic duty and voted, which is more than can be said for Meg Whitman in California.