Republicans want to restrict drop boxes and absentee voting. Democrats aim to make it easier to vote. Both parties favor quicker vote counting.
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Anya van Wagtendonk joined the Center in 2020 as a reporter with Wisconsin Watch’s Votebeat collaboration — a pop-up nonprofit newsroom covering local election administration and voting in six states, created by Chalkbeat. Most recently, she covered local business and government in west Michigan at the Muskegon Chronicle and MLive. She is a former politics reporter and producer at the PBS NewsHour and regular politics and policy contributor at Vox.com, and has also worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer. A proud graduate of the the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where she specialized in political reporting and documentary filmmaking, her freelance work has appeared in POLITICO Magazine, the Washington Post, Village Voice and elsewhere, and has been supported with grants from the Solutions Journalism Network, the New York National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and ACES: The Society for Editing.
Experts offer advice on how to make voting easier in Wisconsin
The state ranks relatively well on most measures of election administration. But some advocates say Wisconsin could do more to help people vote.
In evenly split Wisconsin, partisan divides may only grow
Close elections may become more common in Wisconsin, fueling participation but also more political divisiveness
Wisconsin caucuses pose thorny safety issues during pandemic
Some towns and villages require residents to choose local candidates in January gatherings. Do these caucuses violate disability and voting rights?
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Wisconsin GOP lawmakers call for tighter voting rules; Dems call election hearing a ‘sham’
Republicans called for changes to election law and made broad allegations of fraud and misconduct but offered little proof.
Could lawmakers ‘mess’ with Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes? Possibly.
Experts say pro-Trump lawmakers could try to overturn voters’ will and send an alternate set of electors, but the Democratic governor could block the effort
Trump Wisconsin recount seeks to throw out tens of thousands of votes in Democratic strongholds
The president’s team wants to toss 170,000 in-person absentee ballots in Dane and Milwaukee counties; experts call the effort a long shot.
‘Proud of my city’: Turnout down, but Milwaukee’s Black voters leapt hurdles to vote
Despite smaller turnout, activists see hopeful signs of determination as voters cast ballots amid a pandemic and barriers to get-out-the-vote efforts.
Masks, poll watchers, pandemic: Wisconsin prepares for Election Day
Election officials say they expect a smooth day of voting Tuesday, but they remain on the lookout for disruptions and intimidation.