Yes. The U.S. Postal Service recommends mailing absentee ballots at least seven days before an election in Wisconsin to ensure they arrive on time.
Category: Fact briefs
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Did Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Dan Kelly appear at an event headlined by a pastor who has said killing abortion providers is ‘justifiable homicide’?
Yes. On March 21, Dan Kelly appeared virtually at an event for the Wisconsin chapter of the Sons and Daughters of Liberty.
Was Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Dan Kelly ever elected as a judge?
No. While Dan Kelly served on the Wisconsin Supreme Court for four years, he was not elected to the position.
Are Wisconsin teachers eligible for overtime?
No. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, teachers are considered exempt employees, meaning they are not eligible for overtime pay.
Did a Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate advise on a plan to have fake electors vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election?
Yes. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly advised Republican Party officials on a plan to have a group of Wisconsin Republicans sign paperwork falsely claiming to be electors in the 2020 presidential election.
Does Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion law allow abortion only for women who are in danger of dying?
Yes. The Wisconsin law prohibiting nearly all abortions states:
“Any person, other than the mother, who intentionally destroys the life of an unborn child is guilty of a Class H felony.”
Are Wisconsin political candidates able to buy TV ads at a cheaper rate than super PACs?
Yes. While political candidates must be legally offered lower TV ad rates, third parties like political action committees often pay higher market-based prices for the same time slots.
Did Wisconsin once belong to both the province of Quebec and the state of Virginia?
Yes. At different points in Wisconsin’s history, its territory was considered part of the now-Canadian province of Quebec and the state of Virginia.
Does Wisconsin have an above-average rate of repeat drunk drivers?
Yes. The rate of recidivism among drivers convicted for operating while intoxicated in Wisconsin surpasses the national estimate.
Do most Wisconsinites favor increasing public school funding?
Yes. Nearly two-thirds of Wisconsinites —63% — say they would favor increasing state support for public schools over increasing state support for students to attend private schools, according to a November 2022 Marquette Law School poll.
Do the Milwaukee Brewers pay for some of the maintenance and improvements at their home stadium?
Yes. The Milwaukee Brewers and the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District contribute toward major capital repairs and improvements at their home stadium, American Family Field.
Has Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz rejected multiple debate requests ahead of the election?
Yes. Liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz has rejected at least four speaking requests to debate her conservative opponent, Dan Kelly, ahead of the April 4 Supreme Court election.