Stories tagged: "absentee voting"

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, a Republican, accused the Wisconsin Elections Commission of felony election fraud because last year it temporarily suspended a rule that could have prevented nursing home residents from voting due to nursing home COVID protocols. (Screenshot via Racine County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)
Racine Sheriff Claims Election Officials Committed Fraud by Helping Nursing Home Residents Vote During COVID

Despite claims, charges haven’t yet been referred to the Racine County district attorney. It’s not clear if they ever will be. 

Stephanie Birmingham, a Sturgeon Bay resident who uses a wheelchair, is concerned current Republican-authored proposals would make it harder for her and other people with disabilities to cast ballots. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Birmingham)
‘They’re More Than Willing To Suppress My Vote’: Voters With Disabilities Sound off on GOP Voting Bills

Republican lawmakers are trying to make absentee voting more difficult, a method voters with disabilities rely on for safety and convenience.

Poll worker Rebecca Brandt, center, feeds a voting tabulation machine with absentee ballots in the gym at Sun Prairie High School on Nov. 3 in Sun Prairie. The entire gym was dedicated to counting the absentee ballots. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
More Scrutiny, More Security—Head of WI Elections Addresses Unfounded Fraud Claims

Meagan Wolfe tells legislative Republicans the absentee balloting they now dislike is becoming more secure than in-person voting.

(Image from the Madison city clerk's office)
Wisconsin Dems Say GOP Bills to Limit Voting Show Republicans Can’t Win on Issues

Tagged as “the party that’s against voting,” even after controlling election rules for a decade.

An absentee ballot drop box outside Racine City Hall. (Photo courtesy of Matt Sadowski)
GOP Plan to Ditch Drop Boxes Targets Big Cities, but Voters All Over Wisconsin Would Face Hurdles

Despite no prior complaints, Republicans react to Trump’s loss with more efforts to restrict voting.

(Illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Helping Wisconsin Voters Would Be Harder—or Even a Criminal Act—in Some Republican Proposals

GOP bills—sure to face vetoes—are based on false allegations about recent elections.

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway beat four other Wisconsin mayors to a competition to see who could get the highest percentage of registered voters to submit absentee ballots at 62%. All of the other four cities had more than 49% of registered voters submit absentee ballots ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
Mayors of Wisconsin’s Five Largest Cities: Voting Will Be Safe and Secure

Roughly 50% of registered voters have already submitted absentee ballots in the state’s five largest cities.