A polling expert says she doesn’t expect an advisory referendum on legalizing medical marijuana to bring out more voters.
It’ll be on the November 6th ballot in Brown County.
Professor Wendy Scattergood teaches at Saint Norbert College. She says it shouldn’t make a dent in an election this big. She says young people don’t have a big voter turnout. She says if they think the issue is important they might vote. Scattergood doesn’t believe that would be a huge number of people.
Brown County is one of five in the state with the referendum on the ballot. Counties have no say in the legalization of medical marijuana but supporters hope it gets more people talking about it. Scattergood says having the referendum on the ballot could also force candidates to take a stance.