Statement on Transition of State Elections Agency
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is saddened by the signing of AB 388
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is saddened by the signing of AB 388, which will replace the nonpartisan Wisconsin Government Accountability Board with two new commissions. We are extremely grateful for the service of the distinguished judges who have served on the Board, as well as director Kevin Kennedy and the GAB’s highly professional staff, who have always been open to public input and citizen engagement. We know they are committed to making the transition to the new board as smooth as possible for voters in our state.
Although the League of Women Voters opposed this legislation, we will continue to work with state and local elections officials, as we always have, to keep elections free, fair and accessible and to ensure that every qualified voter has the right and the opportunity to cast a ballot and have it counted.
The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is a nonpartisan organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government. The League welcomes women and men across the state as members. With 18 local Leagues in Wisconsin and 800 affiliates across the county, the League is one of the nation’s most trusted grassroots organizations. Follow @LWV_WI on Twitter.
Press Releases by League of Women Voters of Wisconsin
Thousands of Absentee Ballots No Longer at Risk of Rejection
“This was the right ruling.” said Andrea Kaminski, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.
To give no one an advantage, the League sent the questionnaire to all candidates, regardless of whether their names will be on the ballot in the August 9 Primary Election.
"The provision will be more helpful if more people know about it, and that underscores the need for voter education."
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Releases Election Observer Report – Findings and RecommendationsMay 10th, 2016 by League of Women Voters of Wisconsin
The report shows there is a substantial need for both voter education and training of election officials as to what constitutes acceptable proof of residence for voter registration and photo ID for voting.
The advantages of this bill are more than offset by unnecessary restrictions which will make it more difficult for many citizens to register and vote.