League of Women Voters of Wisconsin

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First shots in the redistricting wars come with census data arrival

BY: - August 13, 2021

Thursday’s release of the delayed census data for each state was the official kickoff of the redistricting process — and officials and groups throughout Wisconsin reacted less to the new information and more to the battles about to ignite as the process of drawing legislative maps gets underway.  Redistricting takes place every 10 years as […]

Election committee members schooled during latest non-public hearing

BY: - April 1, 2021

The Assembly continued its partisan “investigation” into the 2020 presidential elections with a third invite-only hearing before the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections on Wednesday.  While Democrats and voting access advocacy groups have labeled past hearings a “sham,” the answers from the sole invited guest were in marked contrast to the first two hearings […]

"I voted" stickers in Primrose (Photo by Henry Redman)

Schools, courts, local officials on ballot in Wisconsin spring election

BY: - March 17, 2021

On April 6, voters across Wisconsin will cast their ballots for local councils and school boards, judges at multiple levels and state schools superintendent. This week, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWVWI) released a voter guide to help people learn what will be on their ballot.  Voters enter their address and can find […]

A sign guides voters on Election Day at 514 Studios on November 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Third election lawsuit against WEC filed by voting rights groups and quarantined voters

BY: - March 26, 2020

A third lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission was filed Thursday in federal court by voting rights groups and four registered voters over the age of 60, who are self-quarantining alone.  The lawsuit requests that absentee ballots returned without the required witness signature be accepted as state leaders encourage mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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What’s going on with the voter purge?

BY: - January 9, 2020

A conservative group’s lawsuit demanding that more than 200,000 voters who may have changed address be purged from the voting rolls in Wisconsin has set off a race to state and federal courts by parties on both sides of the issue. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), which brought the original lawsuit, the […]

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Push to purge Wisconsin voters goes to court Friday

BY: - December 13, 2019

Update: On Friday afternoon Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy ordered the state to purge the rolls of voters who may have moved. He also denied the League of Women Voters’ petition to intervene in the case. In issuing a writ of mandamus, the judge took the strongest action he could take, ordering the state to immediately comply […]