Photo from Element5 Digital on Unsplash. Yesterday the Wisconsin Elections Commission voted unanimously to send absentee ballot applications out to 2.7 million registered voters across Wisconsin. The mailing would not include the over half a million registered voters who already request absentee ballots. Nor would it include more than 150,000 on the “movers list,” […]
Souls to the Polls wants to turn out the vote in Milwaukee. The non-profit has united around 120 churches from inner city Milwaukee, working to enfranchise voters of color via grassroots organizing. Now, in the face of COVID-19, the organization is trying to balance voting rights with public health and safety. Friday 8 0’Clock Buzz […]
How has voting changed? Elizabeth Howard, Counsel for The Brennan Center for Justice has studied that question in her “Ensuring Safe Elections Report”. Five times more people in Wisconsin voted by absentee ballot than the 2016 primary — which results in much additional cost the local and state government — funding which is not supported […]
How did the City of Madison split on their votes in the presidential preference primary on April 7th? We analyzed the election results from the Dane County Clerk’s website.
More than 1.1 million Wisconsin residents returned their absentee ballots for last Tuesday’s election. The unprecedented number of absentee ballots meant an increased workload for local clerks. Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl says processing these ballots presented unique challenges. “Given the increase in absentee requests, and the way this election has been so different from […]
Wisconsin’s spring election is still scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 7, so today we focus our attention on voting issues. First, Matt Rothschild from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign discusses why victim advocacy groups are saying “no” to the Marsy’s Law referendum on the upcoming ballot. Then, Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell answers listener […]