On April 7, 2020, Wisconsin held one of its most chaotic elections ever. The coronavirus pandemic was peaking, state and local lockdown orders were in place. As a result, a whopping 60% of all voters in the state turned to absentee ballots as a safer alternative instead of going to the polls in person. With […]
Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash. In May, the Wisconsin Elections Commission delayed a vote on whether or not to send absentee ballot applications to 2.7 million registered voters across Wisconsin. Yesterday, the commission decided to again delay a vote needed to do that. The planned mailing includes an absentee ballot application form as […]
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.