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 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.
Civic education makes ‘a powerful difference’ in creating young voters
Wisconsin is one of the few states that does not require high school students to take a civics course, but studies show that can lead to more political engagement.
Voter fraud — what voter fraud? Studies contradict photo ID rationale
Voter impersonation — the reason voter ID laws were passed in the first place — has largely been debunked as a pervasive problem in U.S. elections, according to a summary of investigations and studies compiled by the Brennan Center for Justice.
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.
Most millennials avoid elections; showing up in 2016 could decide races
Dissatisfaction with the two-party system, mobility and a different view of politics are features of voters 18 to 35 who make up one-third of the voting age population
Legislative attempts to make it easier for felons to vote almost always fail
An estimated 1 out of every 9 black residents in Wisconsin is ineligible to vote because state law bars felons from voting until all portions of their sentences are served.
Frustrated by Democrats, some white working-class voters turn to Trump
Although polls show Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin, the Republican’s message may appeal to many rural Wisconsin voters, and other working-class whites around the country.
Voter ID states, including Wisconsin, have no voter impersonation problem
A News21 investigation shows no voter impersonation fraud; Gov. Scott Walker says even the threat is enough to justify voter ID law.
College students face unique, growing challenges getting to ballot box
Some laws passed over the previous four years, including in Wisconsin, have created barriers for college students hoping to vote in the Nov. 8 election.
Voters in Wisconsin, other states navigate maze of new voting rules
Lawmakers in 20 states, including Wisconsin, have passed 37 new voting requirements to require IDs and restrict early balloting since 2012; court challenges leave rules in some states unsettled.