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.
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.
Yes. Gov. Tony Evers announced his victory in the Wisconsin gubernatorial race in the early morning on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, saying in his acceptance speech, “Holy mackerel, folks, how about that?” He repeated his “holy mackerel” catchphrase in a tweet.
Yes. Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who won his re-election race early Wednesday, received five more votes than Republican candidate Tim Michels in the city of Port Washington, according to unofficial results from Ozaukee County.
No. Dane County saw 80.3% turnout in the 2022 midterm election, according to unofficial results last updated at 5:12 a.m. on Nov. 9.
Yes. In 1915, a state law was passed in Wisconsin stipulating that absentee ballots “must be opened only at the polls on election day while said polls are open.” While there have been minor language changes and renumberings throughout the years, the original law remains in place.
Yes. Wisconsin’s 1849 ban on abortion is the oldest in the nation that could go into effect post-Roe, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health advocacy and research organization.
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.
No. Voters living in the 38 central count communities — including Milwaukee, Green Bay, Beloit and Janesville—cannot return absentee ballots to their polling places on Election Day, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Yes. If voters have an active absentee ballot in Wisconsin, they can check the status of their ballot at the state’s website MyVote Wisconsin.
No. Joan Ellis Beglinger, an Independent candidate for Wisconsin governor, ended her campaign Sept. 4, 2022 — too late to remove her name from the Nov. 8 ballot. Beglinger endorsed Republican candidate for governor Tim Michels and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson.
Yes. Wisconsin has been a swing state — where voters waver between electing Republicans and Democrats — since at least the mid-20th century, according to experts.