MADISON, WI – The Government Accountability Board today continued its move into social media with the launch of a Twitter feed. Coupled with the Board’s new Facebook page, Twitter gives voters even more ways to keep up with news about elections and government ethics in Wisconsin.
“In addition to links to new content on our website and Facebook page, our Twitter feed will provide timely news updates,” said Kevin J. Kennedy, director and general counsel of the agency. “For example, Twitter followers will get the latest information on which officials and candidates have filed paperwork, updates on actions taken during Board meetings, and reports from polling places on Election Day. There will also be links back to content on our website.”
People don’t have to be Twitter members to view the G.A.B.’s tweets – just go to twitter.com/Wisconsin_GAB. Twitter members can “follow” the G.A.B. on their computers and mobile devices, and will automatically get G.A.B.’s tweets in their feed.
Elections Division Administrator Nat Robinson said Twitter will give people interested in Wisconsin elections and government ethics a new way to keep current on the latest news. “Social media like Facebook and Twitter are efficient, low-cost way to reach voters and provide them with improved customer service,” he said.
Since the Board launched its Facebook page on April 24, more than 400 people have “liked” it The Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinGovernmentAccountabilityBoard.
The Board’s main website is at http://gab.wi.gov.
Reid Magney, public information officer, 608-267-7887