In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 through the community, Public Health Madison & Dane County banned all gatherings with more than 50 people yesterday. And today, Governor Tony Evers issued a mandate that would apply such a ban statewide beginning at 12:01 a.m. tonight. With the April 7th presidential primary only three […]
Beginning around 7 o’clock this morning, visitors to Wisconsin’s MyVote website were unable to use part of the site to find where to vote and what was on their ballot. That’s according to Reid Magney, Public Information Officer for the Wisconsin Elections Commission, who says users could still look up where to vote if they […]
In 2018, the Wisconsin partisan primary falls on August 14th. Political cynics, or, if you prefer, political realists, have noted that if you wanted to make it difficult for college students to vote, you couldn’t pick a better date than the day tens of thousands of University of Wisconsin students are homeless. Every year, on […]
The fall primary election for the city of Madison is just around the corner. What’s the current status of voting laws and regulations in Wisconsin? On July 28th, Molly Stentz spoke with City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl and Mike Haas, Administrator of the new Wisconsin Elections Commission. Come November, Wisconsin voters without an ID will have […]
Thanks to a surprise ruling from a federal appeals court, Voter ID is back in play for this fall’s election, and local clerks are scrambling.
Why has Wisconsin’s Voter ID law been reinstated? Does the law violate the Voting Rights Act? Will it prevent voter fraud or will it disenfranchise voters? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more.