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Feb 16, 2023

Minnesota justices leave felon voting issue to Legislature

The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld state laws that prohibit people with felony convictions from voting until they finish their parole, and put the burden on the Legislature to decide whether voting rights should be restored when people leave prison.

Aug 3, 2022

FACT FOCUS: Wisconsin mobile voting truck claims scrutinized

Two years ago, the city of Racine became the first — and only — municipality in Wisconsin to purchase a mobile voting truck.

Feb 22, 2022

Wisconsin Senate voting on Republican voting changes

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate is moving ahead Tuesday with a package of fast-tracked voting changes introduced after former President Donald Trump's defeat in 2020, measures that minority Democrats don't have the votes to stop in the Legislature but that Gov. Tony Evers is expected to veto.

Jun 28, 2021

Conservative group challenges ballot drop boxes

A nonprofit conservative law firm filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin on Monday that challenges the state's use of absentee ballot drop boxes.

A chart and map from the 2021 Ballots for All report illustrates jail-based voting policies in place in Wisconsin counties.
Jun 24, 2021

Report: 50 of 13,000 inmates voted from jail in 2020

A new report suggests that only 50 of the approximately 13,000 people in Wisconsin jails cast a ballot in 2020 elections.

Oct 27, 2020

US Supreme Court ruling spurs Wisconsin to get early votes in

Democrats and Republicans in the battleground state of Wisconsin were pushing Tuesday to get 320,000 outstanding absentee ballots returned by the close of polls on Election Day after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to extend the deadline to receive and count ballots, as Democrats had wanted.

Oct 26, 2020

US high court won’t extend Wisconsin’s absentee ballot deadline

The U.S. Supreme Court is siding with Republicans to prevent Wisconsin from counting mailed ballots that are received after Election Day.

Oct 26, 2020

Wisconsin election clerks seek order on ballot counting

Election clerks in northeastern Wisconsin asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to issue an order allowing them to fill in a ballot misprint so that as many as 13,500 ballots can be processed more quickly through counting machines on Election Day.

Oct 15, 2020

About 50 Wisconsin municipalities need poll workers

Only about 180 poll workers out of roughly 30,000 are still needed to staff polling places in battleground Wisconsin, despite surging cases of the coronavirus in the key battleground state, the Wisconsin Elections Commission reported Thursday.

Oct 2, 2020

GOP turns to Wisconsin Supreme Court in absentee ballot case

Republicans are asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to act in a matter of days to help undo a federal court ruling that extends the period that absentee ballots can be counted in the battleground state until Nov. 9, six days after the election.

Oct 1, 2020

GOP asks full appeals court to hear Wisconsin absentee case

Wisconsin Republicans want the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear their appeal of a ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that allowed absentee ballots to be counted for six days after Election Day.

Sep 30, 2020

GOP loses bid to suspend Wisconsin absentee ballot ruling (UPDATE)

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to suspend its ruling that would allow absentee ballots to be counted in the presidential battleground state for six days after the election.


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