Voters spend just a few minutes to cast their votes, but their ballots will live much longer — and their paths before and after Election Day are carefully documented.
Wisconsin clerks face challenges as voter skepticism becomes new reality
Ahead of midterm elections, the GOP has signed up more than 5,000 election workers, three times as many as 2020, in response to demand for ballot scrutiny.
How Wisconsin’s abortion interest groups decide to endorse candidates
Wisconsin Watch checked the candidates on the ballot in the 2022 general election against endorsements from major groups supporting and opposing abortion rights.
‘A hammer in search of a nail’: Wisconsin AG candidate prosecutes eligible voters for address snafus
Five voters are charged with fraud after they registered using their Fond du Lac UPS Store addresses; one critic calls it an ‘abuse’ of prosecutorial discretion
‘Blurring of lines’: Private lawyer plays starring role in taxpayer-funded Wisconsin election probe
With no contract and no official role, the work of attorney Erick Kaardal of the Thomas More Society dominates the investigation.
Wisconsin election infrastructure is mostly secure — but inaccurate counts are hard to catch and correct
Despite recent significant upgrades, questions remain about the effectiveness of Wisconsin’s post-election audits and the security of some voting machines.
‘Over our heads in chaos’: Wisconsin election in flux amid pandemic fears
Gov. Tony Evers calls the Legislature into special session Saturday, pushing for a delay and voting by mail; GOP leader says the majority will not go along.
Wisconsin youth vote boosted by peer persuasion, rallies, bounce houses — but can gains be sustained?
NextGen believes its multi-million dollar effort helped increase turnout among voters ages 18-35, but experts say that cannot be tied to one group or strategy.
Photo Essay: Spending election night with Scott Walker supporters, as elation turns to dismay
A photojournalist from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism spent the evening with Scott Walker supporters as results of the governor’s race rolled in on Nov. 6 and 7, 2018.
How hackers could attack Wisconsin’s elections and what state officials are doing about it
Cybersecurity experts warn that private vendors, modems and removable memory devices make the state’s decentralized voting system vulnerable to attack
Wisconsin takes steps to avoid voter data breach that happened in Illinois
Wisconsin officials say they have taken multiple steps to guard against attacks on the election system. But the August rollout of vote tallying through the WisVote system shows more work needs to be done.
Voting systems in Wisconsin, a key swing state, can be hacked, security experts warn
Russians have been testing the vulnerability of elections in Wisconsin and other states for years, and voting systems in Wisconsin can be breached, according to security experts. Despite the risks, state and local officials say not to worry.