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Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Wisconsin Supreme Court Won’t Hear Trump Lawsuit

Trump still has a federal court challenge pending.

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump Lawsuit Would Throw Out Only Milwaukee and Dane County Votes

Trump's lawyer seeks to have his own absentee ballot disqualified.

WEC Orders Presidential Election Recount
WEC Receives Petition for Partial Recount; Recount to be Ordered Thursday
Trump Campaign Pays For Recount in Milwaukee, Dane Counties

Trump Campaign Pays For Recount in Milwaukee, Dane Counties

Campaign wires $3 million. Work must be completed by December 1st.

Presidential Recount Would Cost $7.9 Million

Presidential Recount Would Cost $7.9 Million

Trump campaign must pay entire amount by 5 p.m. Wednesday to get recount.

The State of Politics: How Will Legislature Investigate Election?
The State of Politics

How Will Legislature Investigate Election?

And will legislators subpoena election clerks, using this power for first time in more than 40 years?

WEC Releases County and State Recount Cost Estimates and Recount Timeline
Misplaced Flash Drive Twisted Into Voter Fraud Claim

Misplaced Flash Drive Twisted Into Voter Fraud Claim

Milwaukee’s chief election official says drive was "was never left unattended."

Conservative Backed Website Spread Misleading Claims During Election

Conservative Backed Website Spread Misleading Claims During Election

Designed to look like a news site, it published insinuations of voter fraud that were spread on social media.

Rep. Tusler Says Election Inquiry for ‘Transparency’

Rep. Tusler Says Election Inquiry for ‘Transparency’

Rep. Joe Sanfellippo raised the possibility of subverting the results of the election.

Correcting Misinformation about Wisconsin’s Election
Legislator Pushes Illegal Election of Trump

Legislator Pushes Illegal Election of Trump

Committee chair wants to order electors to ignore state vote and give Trump the state’s electoral votes.

Important Things Voters Should Know After the Election
Trump Campaign Will Request State Recount

Trump Campaign Will Request State Recount

Past recounts in Wisconsin have changed small number of votes.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Statement on Unofficial Results and Next Steps
1,850 Communities Counting Ballots

1,850 Communities Counting Ballots

Across state, starting at 7 a.m., including 1.9 million absentee votes. Officials say all votes will be counted.

How To Follow Election Results

How To Follow Election Results

Where to check results. And why you should be patient. Election officials say it will take until Wednesday to count all votes.

What Voters Need to Know about How Votes Will Be Counted in the 2020 Election
250K Absentee Ballots Still Not Returned in Wisconsin

250K Absentee Ballots Still Not Returned in Wisconsin

It's now too late to mail them, elections commission administrator said.

US Supreme Court Won’t Extend State’s Ballot Deadline

US Supreme Court Won’t Extend State’s Ballot Deadline

Democrats argued flood of absentee ballots meant many would be received after Election Day.

Absentee Voting Deadlines Quickly Approaching for November 2020
Election Officials Can’t Require Masks At Polls

Election Officials Can’t Require Masks At Polls

State Elections Commission says this would constitute a new requirement for voting.

GOP Made It Harder to Vote in Wisconsin

GOP Made It Harder to Vote in Wisconsin

Especially for Black voters.

How to Avoid Election Misinformation

How to Avoid Election Misinformation

The best defense from rumors, hoaxes, propaganda is knowing the truth.

Voters and Election Officials Push Forward

Voters and Election Officials Push Forward

“Tremendous turnout.” State-wide more than 785,000 election ballots already turned in.

Voters Still Have Time to Get a Free Photo ID for the November 3 Election
Elections Commission Defends Voting Events

Elections Commission Defends Voting Events

Absentee ballot dropoff in parks, and voter registration at Miller Park criticized by GOP.

State Received 1.2M Absentee Ballot Requests

State Received 1.2M Absentee Ballot Requests

Despite the president's attacks on absentee voting, many still voting by mail.

Instances of Voter Fraud Incredibly Low

Instances of Voter Fraud Incredibly Low

Only 19 cases that might have been fraud in past two years.

Wisconsin Mails Voting Information to Registered Voters
Election Staff Recommends Denying West’s Presidential Run

Election Staff Recommends Denying West’s Presidential Run

Nomination papers turned in several minutes late, staff note. State Elections Commission board votes on matter Thursday.

Important Things Voters Should Know for Primary Day
Democrats Take on Voting Restrictions

Democrats Take on Voting Restrictions

Lawsuits seek to change deadlines for online voter registration and mail-in ballots.

Mask-Mandate Won’t Affect Voting In-Person

Mask-Mandate Won’t Affect Voting In-Person

Even with a mask on, poll workers can verify identity.

More Than 330,000 Absentee Ballots Already Returned for August 11 Partisan Primary
State Will Soon Mail 2.7 Million Absentee Ballot Applications

State Will Soon Mail 2.7 Million Absentee Ballot Applications

After weeks of discussion, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has approved the ballot application language.

Wisconsin Elections News: WEC Prepares for Fall Elections by Approving Block Grants to Municipalities and Mailing to Voters
WEC Moves Candidate Filing Location to UW-Madison Due to COVID-19 Starting May 26
Wisconsin Elections News: WEC Releases Analysis of Absentee Voting in April 7 Spring Election
More Than 93,000 Absentee Ballots Requested for May 12 Special Election
The State of Politics: Politicians Need Virus-Weary Voters’ Signatures
The State of Politics

Politicians Need Virus-Weary Voters’ Signatures

How can candidates get nomination papers signed and maintain social distance?

Some 6,000 City Ballots Lost in Mail

Some 6,000 City Ballots Lost in Mail

Ballots from Fox Point, Appleton, Oshkosh also lost. All went to downtown Milwaukee postal office.

The State of Politics: Many Heroes Amid Election Chaos
The State of Politics

Many Heroes Amid Election Chaos

The most decentralized election system in America struggled but showed heroism.

Thousands of Absentee Ballots Might Not Count

Thousands of Absentee Ballots Might Not Count

Wisconsin Elections Commissions deadlocks on what to do about unpostmarked ballots.

One Million In State Voted By Mail

One Million In State Voted By Mail

But total turnout for election still way down for spring presidential primary.

Pandemic Decimates Urban Polling Places

Pandemic Decimates Urban Polling Places

Lack of workers leaves few voting sites open in Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine.

Top 10 Things Voters Should Know Before Heading to the Polls on April 7
Absentee Ballot Requests for April 7 Exceed 1 million
Federal Judge Won’t Delay Spring Election

Federal Judge Won’t Delay Spring Election

City of Green Bay sued, saying it couldn’t hold election safely, judge dismisses suit.

What Wisconsin Voters Should Know about Third-Party Absentee Ballot Mailings
Online Voter Registration for April 7 Available Again Until March 30
Absentee Ballot Requests for April 7 Exceed 550,000
Wisconsin Needs Poll Workers!
Will April Election be Postponed?

Will April Election be Postponed?

Preparation for election raises health concerns due to COVID-19.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Responds to Coronavirus COVID-19, Urges Absentee Voting
Elections Commission Takes Action on COVID-19 Issues for April 7 and May 12 Elections
State’s Election Clerks Prepare for COVID-19

State’s Election Clerks Prepare for COVID-19

Officials plan for worker shortages, potential polling place closures.

Statement on Wisconsin Court of Appeals Decision
Wisconsin Elections Commission Considering a Public Shaming

Wisconsin Elections Commission Considering a Public Shaming

Commission considering publicly calling-out communities with outdated election security software.

Elections News: Wisconsin Partners with Microsoft and VotingWorks for Pilot Test of New Voting Technology
Wisconsin Partners with Microsoft and VotingWorks for Pilot Test of New Voting Technology
Election News: Important Reminders for Voters about the February 18 Spring Primary
Lawsuit Demands State Purge Voter Rolls

Lawsuit Demands State Purge Voter Rolls

Conservative group WILL sues and assails Elections Commission.

WEC Announces MyVote Wisconsin Outage
WEC Convenes Wisconsin Elections Security Council
Press Release

WEC Convenes Wisconsin Elections Security Council

The Council will discuss organizational issues such as its objectives and the process for filling public seats.

Election News: State of Wisconsin Mails Letters to Voters Who May Have Moved
Wisconsin Elections Commission Offers Grants to Help Improve Cyber Security
Press Release

Wisconsin Elections Commission Offers Grants to Help Improve Cyber Security

Election security grants to clerks are the latest effort to secure Wisconsin elections.

Election Commission Will Fund Election Security Measures

Election Commission Will Fund Election Security Measures

Grant program with $1.1 million is available to cities and municipalities to improve elections security.

Wisconsin Election Audits Confirm Results
Press Release

Wisconsin Election Audits Confirm Results

The audit results indicated there were no identifiable bugs, errors, or failures of the tabulation voting equipment.

Turnout 26.6% in Close April 2 Spring Election
Press Release

Turnout 26.6% in Close April 2 Spring Election

In the coming days, WEC staff will be working closely with county clerks and other local election officials as they prepare to canvass and certify the results.

Important Reminders for Voters About the April 2 Spring Election
Press Release

Important Reminders for Voters About the April 2 Spring Election

Acceptable photo IDs for voting include a Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin state ID card, Veterans Health Administration ID card, military ID card, U.S. passport, tribal ID card and some student ID cards.

Election News: WEC Receives Federal Honor for Election Security Training
Important Reminders for Voters about the February 19 Spring Primary
Press Release

Important Reminders for Voters about the February 19 Spring Primary

There will be 294 primary elections in school districts, cities, villages and towns within 41 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, according to data compiled by the WEC.

Evers Hires Private Lawyers In Lame Duck Case

Evers Hires Private Lawyers In Lame Duck Case

Suit seeks to overturn Republican laws limiting governor’s powers.

Groups Will Sue Against Lame Duck Laws

Groups Will Sue Against Lame Duck Laws

Will argue entire “extraordinary” session was illegal, demanding all laws be struck down.

Post-Election Update
Press Release

Post-Election Update

 

Wisconsin Absentee Voting Breaks Midterm Record
Press Release

Wisconsin Absentee Voting Breaks Midterm Record

Overall in 2014, there were 374,294 absentee ballots counted out of 2.42 million votes cast, which is approximately 15 percent of turnout.

Statement on Use of MyVote Wisconsin Website
Top Five Things Voters Should Know for the General Election
Wisconsin Absentee Voting Off to Strong Start
Press Release

Wisconsin Absentee Voting Off to Strong Start

At MyVote, voters can ask for an absentee ballot to be mailed to them and track their ballot after they return it to their municipal clerk’s office.

Election News: What Voters Should Know about Registration and Absentee Ballot Mailings
WEC Approves Expanded Post-Election Audits
Press Release

WEC Approves Expanded Post-Election Audits

Audits must be completed by November 28, several days before the deadline for the WEC to certify results on Monday, December 3.

WEC Seeks Public Input on Election Security Funding Plans
Press Release

WEC Seeks Public Input on Election Security Funding Plans

The Commission has established several ways for local election officials and members of the public to provide feedback.

State’s Voting Systems Are Vulnerable

State’s Voting Systems Are Vulnerable

They can be hacked, experts say, and 2016 Russian cyber attacks on state could be repeated in 2018.

Absentee Voting Underway for Aug. 14 Partisan Primary
Wisconsin Mails 384,000 Postcards to Unregistered Adults
Elections Commission Announces Extended Hours After June 1 Candidate Filing Deadline
Press Release

Elections Commission Announces Extended Hours After June 1 Candidate Filing Deadline

After paperwork has been filed, opposing candidates and political parties have the opportunity to examine nomination papers to see whether there are any errors they may wish to challenge.

Election News: Update on Federal Election Security Funding
Turnout 22.2% in April 3 Spring Election
Press Release

Turnout 22.2% in April 3 Spring Election

Unofficial results indicate there were at least 995,454 votes cast in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice race.

Elections News: Wisconsin Eligible for $7 million in Federal Election Security Funding
Elections Commission Approves Supplemental Poll Books for Spring Election
Press Release

Elections Commission Approves Supplemental Poll Books for Spring Election

“If you are a registered voter but your name is not on the regular poll list, poll workers will look for you on the supplemental poll list,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief election official.

Meagan Wolfe Selected as Elections Commission Administrator
Press Release

Meagan Wolfe Selected as Elections Commission Administrator

Wolfe, who has been assistant administrator since April 2017, will begin work immediately.

Mike Haas Asks WEC to Appoint New Administrator
Press Release

Mike Haas Asks WEC to Appoint New Administrator

"It is time for this foolishness to end."

State of Wisconsin Mails Postcards to Inactive Voters
Press Release

State of Wisconsin Mails Postcards to Inactive Voters

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is sending the postcards to voters who have not voted since the November 2012 presidential election.