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

Wisconsin Elections Commission deactivates more than 205,000 registered voters

BY: - August 4, 2021

The Wisconsin Elections Commission ended the voter registration of more than 205,000 voters on July 31. The move complies with a state law that requires the commission to remove voters who have moved, died or not voted in four years from the active voter list.  The removal of voters from the registration list has been […]

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 […]

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Election Commissioner Bob Spindell can vote whether or not to investigate himself for election fraud

BY: - February 16, 2021

Republican elections commissioner Robert Spindell, who has been accused by Law Forward of fraudulently casting an Electoral College vote for former President Donald Trump, will have a say in the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) decision over whether or not he should be investigated, unless he recuses himself due to a conflict of interest.  Spindell and […]

Right-wing protesters gather outside the Maricopa County Elections Department on Nov. 4, 2020, demanding that all ballots for Donald Trump be counted. Inside the building, election workers were busy counting hundreds of thousands of ballots. Photo by Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror

WEC forced to address misinformation, conspiracy theories following election

BY: - November 11, 2020

More than one week after the 2020 election, officials in Wisconsin and across the country are fighting misinformation and conspiracy theories spreading from the internet and Republican politicians.  On Tuesday, for the second time since the election, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) was forced to debunk a number of false claims about the administration of […]

While Trump campaign, supporters falsely attack election, WEC pushes back on misinformation

BY: - November 5, 2020

One day after Wisconsin was called for Joe Biden but before the results are certified or a national winner has been declared, Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) Administrator Meagan Wolfe was forced to counter rumors and misinformation spreading online and from the Trump campaign.  In a virtual media briefing on Thursday, Wolfe said she’s happy to […]

MANITOWOC, WI - SEPTEMBER 21: Jill Brunscheen, a supporter of Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, attends a rally outside the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry on September 21, 2020 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Biden spoke at the foundry during his second campaign stop in Wisconsin this month. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Why is the election so close?

BY: - November 5, 2020

How did we come to this point? President Donald Trump made history on Tuesday night with his false declaration of victory while votes were still being counted all across the country. At least, by signalling in advance that he would reject the election results if they didn’t favor him, Trump had diminished the impact of […]

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As deadlines, court battles and the election loom, officials urge patience

BY: - October 14, 2020

The day before the deadline for Wisconsin residents to register to vote online or by mail, a number of state elections officials held a virtual press conference to advocate for calm and patience as they count ballots in November.  The biggest concern for election officials as the state hits its first deadline of the season […]

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Despite attacks from president, Wisconsinites vote absentee in huge numbers

BY: - October 1, 2020

In the wake of attacks from President Donald Trump on the validity of mail-in voting and accusations of fraud, Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe reassured voters of the system’s integrity and updated the numbers of ballots already requested, sent and received.  At a virtual press conference held Thursday, Wolfe said that Wisconsin’s municipal clerks […]

An absentee ballots for the April 7 election. (Photo by Henry Redman)

Wisconsin Supreme Court delays mailing of absentee ballots

BY: - September 10, 2020

The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an order on Thursday afternoon halting the mailing of absentee ballots to Wisconsin voters until the Court decides whether Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins should be added to the ballot. The order was issued by Chief Justice Patience Roggensack and justices Rebecca Bradley, Brian Hagedorn and Annette Ziegler — […]

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WEC approves final draft to send absentee ballot application to 2.7 million voters

BY: - June 17, 2020

After several meetings to address the concept, the appropriations and the language, the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) unanimously voted Wednesday to finalize sending an absentee ballot application to 2.7 million registered voters in Wisconsin.  Remarkably, the commission — divided 3-3 between Democrats and Republicans — voted 6-0 every step of the way despite frequently getting […]

Picture still murky one day after election

BY: - April 8, 2020

One day after Wisconsin’s spring election, the state has just a smattering of the data needed to get a full picture of how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced voting behaviors.  Since polls closed, a handful of municipalities have reported the number of ballots received so far; a presidential candidate on yesterday’s ballots dropped out of the […]

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 […]