Stories tagged: "Voting 2020"

Absentee Ballot and Envelope
Appeals Court Blocks Absentee Ballot Extension, for Now

Madison-based federal judge’s order allowing extra time won’t go into effect until further arguments are heard.

Officials have until Nov. 9, six days after Election Day, to count absentee ballots in Wisconsin this year. (Photo © Lola Abu-Shawareb)
We Might Not Know Wisconsin’s Election Results on Nov. 3. That’s OK.

Absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election must be counted as far out as Nov. 9, as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.

Chippewa Valley Votes registers voters
Carol Craig Was Surprised by How Little Her Students Knew About Voting. So She Helped Create Chippewa Valley Votes.

Nonpartisan group aims to fill the voter literacy gap by providing information, help to all voters.

Stickers like this are a recruitment tool being used by the nonpartisan Poll Hero Project, which works to turn politically active teens and young adults into election day poll workers. (Photo by Ethan Duran)
More than 22,000 Young People Will Work As Poll Workers in November, Thanks to Poll Hero Project

The nonpartisan organization finds politically active Instagram users with geotags for high schools in different cities, then asks them to become poll workers.

Carl Fields, program manager at the Racine Hospitality Center and Racine-Kenosha organizer for the organization Ex-incarcerated People Organizing, sits Friday at Monument Square in downtown Racine. Fields was released from prison in 2016 but will be on extended supervision until 2033, meaning he won’t be able to cast a ballot until the 2034 midterm elections. (Photo by Pat A. Robinson)
Wisconsin Law Prevents 50,000 Citizens From Voting

Wisconsin is one of 30 states that disenfranchises people convicted of felonies who are out of prison but still on supervision.

Wisconsin election poll workers
Wisconsin Needs Election Poll Workers. Here’s How to Become One.

Those 16 years and older can earn money while working the Nov. 3 election.

drop boxes absentee ballots
Drop Boxes for Absentee Ballots Popping Up Across the State

Ballots placed in the boxes emptied daily.