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Sep 13, 2012

Election chief hopes for post-Nov. voter ID ruling

Wisconsin's elections chief says a state Supreme Court ruling on voter ID before Nov. 6 wouldn't provide enough time to get ready for the change at the polls.

Jun 21, 2012

Retired judge Nichol re-appointed to Wisconsin elections board

Gerald Nichol has been re-appointed to the Wisconsin state elections board.

Jun 18, 2012

A slow fade: Problems arise as lawyers drop from the Legislature

Robert Kovach, chief of staff for state Sen. Frank Lasee, falls silent to consider the consequences of confusing wording in a major new landlord-tenant law.

May 14, 2012

Attorney: Officials can ban weapons at polls

Local governments can ban concealed weapons at all manner of polling sites, from city halls to assisted living facilities, state election officials have concluded.

Mar 28, 2012

Walker appoints ex-judge Vocke to elections board

Gov. Scott Walker has re-appointed a former judge to the board that oversees state elections and ethics compliance.

Mar 19, 2012

State Supreme Court dismisses campaign case (UPDATE)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday unanimously dismissed a case challenging campaign rules that require financial disclosure from groups running issue ads for or against candidates.

Mar 7, 2012

GAB to meet, discuss appealing voter ID ruling

Wisconsin's board of elections says it will meet soon to discuss whether to appeal a judge's ruling to stop the state's new voter identification law.

Mar 6, 2012

Judge temporarily stops new voter ID law

A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction to groups trying to stop the state's controversial new voter identification law.

Feb 23, 2012

Federal trial under way in election-map case (UPDATE)

The voting rights of Milwaukee's Latino community would be "significantly diminished" under the redrawn voter maps that the Republican-led Legislature passed last year, an expert witness testified Thursday.

Feb 23, 2012

More groups file lawsuit against voter ID law

A Washington, D.C.-based group is the latest to file a federal lawsuit against Wisconsin's new voter identification law.

Feb 21, 2012

Judges want lawmakers to reassess voting maps 
(UPDATE)

Federal judges on Tuesday postponed a trial over the state's latest election maps, telling lawyers for both sides to spend the day determining whether lawmakers would consider drawing new maps.

Feb 6, 2012

Groups hope to stop voter ID law

When Florence Hessing tried to get a state-issued photo identification card to comply with Wisconsin's new voter ID law, the 95-year-old was told she needed her birth certificate.

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