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Can Wisconsin redraw its legislative and congressional maps before the next census?

Yes. In League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled there are no provisions in the Constitution or federal law prohibiting states from redrawing their congressional or legislative maps at any time. However, they must redistrict at least every 10 years after the national census is completed.

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Can federal authorities monitor elections in Wisconsin?

Yes. The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has the responsibility to enforce federal voting rights statutes including the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in states, which it does through observing elections in the field. Federal elections monitoring has taken place since the passage of the act.

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Has there already been more early voting in Wisconsin in 2022 than the last midterm election in 2018?

Yes. Wisconsin’s early voting turnout for the 2022 midterm elections surpassed that the last midterm election in 2018. As of Nov. 8, 2022, a total of 741,795 people had voted early via mail or in person. That compares to 547,954 who voted early at the same point in 2018 — a 35% increase.