Wisconsin voters headed to the polls today to help pick the country’s next president — and weigh in on state and local races, capping an extraordinary election transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wisconsin Watch is pleased to announce its participation in Votebeat, a pop-up nonprofit newsroom covering local election administration and voting in eight states, created by Chalkbeat. Wisconsin Watch and the Votebeat team cover voting security, suppression and disinformation aimed at Wisconsin voters as part of our Narrow Margin series.
Braving a pandemic, Wisconsinites vote for president — and the future of the nation
Voters in this crucial swing state set aside fears of infection and possible intimidation as they headed to the polls Tuesday.
What is voter intimidation? In Wisconsin, it’s a felony.
Nora Eckert from Wisconsin Watch spoke to Wisconsin’s Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul about the state law that bars voter intimidation, what to watch for when it comes to election observers and reports about possible militia activity on Election Day.
Masks, poll watchers, pandemic: Wisconsin prepares for Election Day
Election officials say they expect a smooth day of voting Tuesday, but they remain on the lookout for disruptions and intimidation.
Ballot drop boxes offer ‘a safe place’ for voting in Wisconsin’s election
Among the changes making voting safer during the COVID-19 pandemic: absentee ballot drop boxes installed by local clerks around the state.
Search for a ballot drop box in your community using this tool
With Election Day just days away, voters are being urged to deposit their absentee ballots in one of the over 500 secure drop boxes across the state. Ballots deposited in these boxes go directly to election officials without risk of delay.
How Wisconsin voters can ‘cure’ the hundreds of ballots already rejected
As of Oct. 21, nearly 1,400 Wisconsin voters already had their absentee ballots flagged ahead of the Nov. 3 election. It’s not too late to fix it — if they hurry.
Most polling sites in Wisconsin will be open Nov. 3, but a few gaps remain
Unlike the spring primary, most clerks say they will have enough workers to staff all of their polling sites for Election Day, including Milwaukee, where April 7 saw long lines.
How to become a poll worker
Am I eligible to be a poll worker? If you’re 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and can read and write fluently in English, you are eligible. You can’t be a poll worker if you’re a candidate for a position being voted on at your polling place. Keep in mind, you must be an elector […]