Two different research initiatives have documented the ways it’s now more difficult to vote in Wisconsin, from disparities in access to added barriers.
Why some Wisconsin residents with mental disabilities lose voting rights — and how they can restore them
In Wisconsin and most states, judges may determine someone is ‘incompetent’ to vote. Here’s what people with mental disabilities should know about their rights.
Wisconsin voters with disabilities say absentee ballot law not followed
Voters with disabilities say election leaders are telling them they can’t have another person return their absentee ballot for them — contrary to federal law.
Dane County election review finds dozens of ineligible voters who cast ballots
Small number of cases shows why election officials say Wisconsin’s disorganized system for tracking those adjudicated ‘incompetent’ to vote needs a legislative fix.
Can formerly incarcerated people legally vote in Wisconsin? It depends.
What people with criminal convictions should know about voting rights in Wisconsin.
‘Election integrity’ proposals do not address most common voting infraction in Wisconsin
Prosecutors charged just 192 people with election-related crimes since 2012, but more than half of the cases were related to felony probation status
Democrats call for removal of Wisconsin election official Robert Spindell for voting comments
Wisconsin Democrats are calling for the Republican leader of the state Senate to remove his appointee to the state’s bipartisan election commission over comments he made about minority turnout in Milwaukee.
Did a Wisconsin election official say he’s ‘proud’ of depressed voter turnout in Milwaukee?
Yes. Robert Spindell, the Vice Chair of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, wrote in an email,
“We can be especially proud of the City of Milwaukee (80.2% Dem Vote) casting 37,000 less votes than cast in the 2018 election with the major reduction happening in the overwhelming Black and Hispanic areas.”
Wisconsin voting groups criticize GOP election commissioner who celebrated reduced Milwaukee turnout
Black and Hispanic voters in Wisconsin’s largest city say a Republican election commissioner publicly applauding GOP strategies he credits with depressing minority turnout are a public admission of a conservative strategy in place for years.
Wisconsin Elections Commission member bragged about GOP plan to suppress Milwaukee votes
A Democratic member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission called Wednesday for a Republican member who bragged about GOP efforts to suppress votes in Milwaukee to resign from the bipartisan panel.
Partisan-backed Wisconsin court candidates vow to be fair
Partisan-backed candidates running for a seat that will determine whether conservatives or liberals have majority control of the Wisconsin Supreme Court said at a Monday forum that they would not let party politics influence how they rule.
Wisconsin Republicans try to skirt vetoes, let voters decide
Republican lawmakers are moving quickly in the opening days of the legislative session to work around Wisconsin’s Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who vetoed a record number of bills from the GOP-controlled Legislature in his first term.