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Op Ed: The Senate’s Saturday Night Massacre
Op Ed

The Senate’s Saturday Night Massacre

Its attempt to fire the bipartisan head of state Elections Commission is clearly illegal.

The State of Politics: Counting Down to Capitol “Chaos”
The State of Politics

Counting Down to Capitol “Chaos”

Legislature faces a rush of many proposed bills. Which will pass?

Voters Still Have Time to Get ID for Primary Day
Press Release

Voters Still Have Time to Get ID for Primary Day

MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Elections Commission reminds voters that they still have time to get the acceptable photo ID they will need to vote in the Spring Primary on February 20. “Most people already have the photo ID they need to vote such as a Wisconsin driver license or ID card,” said Michael Haas, […]

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Hands Dirty on Political Purge
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Hands Dirty on Political Purge

Why didn't he oppose axing Elections, Ethics heads? Because he wanted revenge.

The Purge: Senate Republicans are Undermining our Ethics and Election Laws
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The Purge: Senate Republicans are Undermining our Ethics and Election Laws

"What Republicans did doesn't pass the smell test."

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign: Senate “Hatchet Job” Removes Haas, Bell
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Senate “Hatchet Job” Removes Haas, Bell

What did they do wrong? “I have no idea,” Fitzgerald admits, but demands firings.

Senate Republicans throw elections into chaos
Press Release

Senate Republicans throw elections into chaos

GOP witch hunt removes officials that oversee state elections and ethics

Thomsen Calls on Wisconsin Senate to Confirm Haas
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Thomsen Calls on Wisconsin Senate to Confirm Haas

The current commissioners unanimously support his confirmation.

Murphy’s Law: The Strange Rage of Scott Fitzgerald
Murphy’s Law

The Strange Rage of Scott Fitzgerald

His call to fire elections commission leader defies the law and common sense.

Op Ed: Let Professionals Run State Elections
Op Ed

Let Professionals Run State Elections

Partisan dismantling of non-partisan Elections Commission will hurt system, damage democracy.

Deadline Approaching for Spring Election Candidates
Press Release

Deadline Approaching for Spring Election Candidates

The Wisconsin Elections Commission office will be closed on Monday, December 25, for Christmas and Monday, January 1, for New Year’s Day.

GOP Leaders Threat: Anyone Investigating Us Risks Losing Their Jobs
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GOP Leaders Threat: Anyone Investigating Us Risks Losing Their Jobs

‘This Gang Would Get Rid of the Ethics and Elections Boards if They Thought They Could Get Away With It’

Statement by Michael Haas
Press Release

Statement by Michael Haas

"Based on my prior visits with many legislators and my ongoing work with their staffs, I was very surprised to receive the letter last night from Senator Fitzgerald and Speaker Vos."

The State of Politics: Is State Elections Process “At Risk”?
The State of Politics

Is State Elections Process “At Risk”?

Elections Commission, legislators, predict problems if staff not restored.

Update on Wisconsin Elections Cyber Security
Press Release

Update on Wisconsin Elections Cyber Security

In 2016, Russian government cyber actors unsuccessfully targeted Wisconsin’s voter registration system.

Wisconsin Notified of Unsuccessful Russian Hacking Attempt
Press Release

Wisconsin Notified of Unsuccessful Russian Hacking Attempt

Wisconsin is one of 21 states notified by Homeland Security that their voter registration systems were targeted by Russians.

Statement on Federal Request for Wisconsin Voter Information
Press Release

Statement on Federal Request for Wisconsin Voter Information

"By law, most of the information in Wisconsin’s voter registration system is public and is available for purchase..."

The State of Politics: Polling Lists Could Go Digital
The State of Politics

Polling Lists Could Go Digital

Elections commission to replace paper lists with “e-poll books.”

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.

Important Reminders for Voters about the April 4 Spring Election
Press Release

Important Reminders for Voters about the April 4 Spring Election

All voters will have the opportunity to elect a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice (uncontested) and the Superintendent of Public Instruction (contested) on Tuesday.

Spring Primary Is February 21
Press Release

Spring Primary Is February 21

Historically, the Spring Primary is Wisconsin’s lowest-turnout election.

Wisconsin Recount Completed Ahead of Schedule With Relatively Small Changes to Final Totals
Press Release

Wisconsin Recount Completed Ahead of Schedule With Relatively Small Changes to Final Totals

Trump’s margin over Clinton increased by 131 votes.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Releases Presidential Election Recount Cost Estimate of $3.5 million
Press Release

Wisconsin Elections Commission Releases Presidential Election Recount Cost Estimate of $3.5 million

Wisconsin’s 72 County Clerks expect to hire thousands of temporary workers to assist the county boards of canvassers in recounting the ballots.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Approves Timeline for Presidential Election Recount
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Wisconsin Elections Commission Approves Timeline for Presidential Election Recount

Unless the Commission receives full payment of the estimated costs, a recount will not be ordered.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Receives Two Presidential Election Recount Petitions
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Wisconsin Elections Commission Receives Two Presidential Election Recount Petitions

The state is working under a federal deadline of December 13 to complete the recount.

Murphy’s Law: Schimel Patrols Only Democratic Voters?
Murphy’s Law

Schimel Patrols Only Democratic Voters?

AG’s “Election Integrity Unit” will monitor polls, but targets urban or Democratic areas.