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Henry Redman

Henry Redman

Henry Redman is a staff reporter for the Wisconsin Examiner who focuses on covering Wisconsin's towns and rural areas. He previously covered crime and courts at the Daily Jefferson County Union. A lifelong Midwesterner, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in journalism in May 2019.

Wisconsin Elections Commission poll worker training. (Photo: WEC)

Elections Commission asks governor for help with April 7 voting

By: - March 20, 2020

As a growing number of public officials and advocates call for statewide mail-in voting in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) sent a letter to Gov. Tony Evers asking for assistance in holding in-person voting on April 7.  The letter, from WEC Administrator Meagan Wolfe, asks for the governor to […]

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Appleton, Green Bay, Neenah mayors express concern over election safety

By: - March 20, 2020

Amid mounting legal and public pressure from interest groups, political parties and government officials to delay Wisconsin’s April 7 election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, three mayors advocated for an entirely vote-by-mail spring election. Dean Kaufert of Neenah, Timothy Hanna of Appleton and Eric Genrich of Green Bay held a remote press conference […]

WEC staffers Michelle Hawley and Sara Linski train poll workers in Brookfield, Wis. in 2018

Elections Commission searching for answers on safety of April election

By: - March 19, 2020

This story has been updated to reflect the accurate deadline to request an absentee ballot online. The deadline is April 2.  For nearly three hours Wednesday, as the clock ticked and the COVID-19 pandemic continued to worsen, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) debated what it should do to ensure a safe and fair election can […]

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Wisconsin state courts system limits work due to COVID-19

By: - March 18, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly half of county circuit courts, one tribal court and the state Wisconsin Supreme Court have canceled non-essential activities and undergone a major slowdown of the justice system.  In the circuit courts, essential activities include any hearings that are required by state law to happen within a certain […]

Man in a voting booth at his polling place with red, white and blue banners saying vote

Extra pens, sanitized voting machines and absentee ballots

By: - March 16, 2020

Elections clerks around Wisconsin typically have plans for what to do if an election is impacted by a fire, a power outage or other crises. But now, election officials around the state find themselves preparing for an election impacted by a global pandemic.  Wisconsin’s spring election is set to take place on April 7 — […]

Video-conferencing in a Wisconsin courtroom. Defendants in court cases are increasingly having their day in court remotely. (Photo by Henry Redman)

Wisconsin courts embrace a practice banned in other states

By: - February 25, 2020

The defense attorney — usually a court-appointed public defender — has to make a choice.  She can either sit in the courtroom, where she can speak privately with the judge or prosecutor. Or she  can sit in a conference room in a county jail beneath fluorescent lights and behind a steel door, where she can […]