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Wisconsin election infrastructure is mostly secure — but inaccurate counts are hard to catch and correct

Long-time Wisconsin resident and election reformer Jim Mueller said when he was a municipal clerk two decades ago, elections were not a stressful part of small town administration. And, “in my mother’s age, anybody that learned how to count by grade five could be a poll worker,” he said. His mother worked the polls in […]

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Hundreds of Thousands of Nursing Home Residents May Not Be Able to Vote in November Because of the Pandemic

This story was originally published by ProPublica. It was written by Ryan McCarthy, ProPublica. It is part of Electionland, ProPublica’s collaborative reporting project covering problems that prevent eligible voters from casting their ballots during the 2020 elections. Walter Hutchins cast his first vote for president for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952, and he has voted […]

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A Wisconsin man with visual impairment tried to vote. The coronavirus got in his way.

Don Natzke, 69, has lived nearly his entire life with visual impairment. Natzke previously served as the executive director of the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities, where he promoted accessible governmental policies to include people with disabilities. But when it came to Wisconsin’s April 7 election — the only in-person balloting held in […]

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2020 Partisan Primary Election Voting Guide

Wisconsin will host the 2020 Partisan Primary on August 11. However, the COVID 19-virus has caused the state to implement more regulations within Wisconsin. This year the only contested race between Democrats Roger Polack and Joshua Randazza-Pade for the 1st Congressional District. The top vote-getter will face incumbent Bryan Steil (R-Janesville). Voting is an essential civic […]

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Is There A Fall 2019 Election In Wisconsin?

MILWAUKEE, WI — If you’re looking at the calendar and wondering whether you’re missing out on fall election season in Wisconsin, don’t fret — there isn’t a major election in the Badger State until 2020. According to the Wisconsin Election Commission, here are the next election dates in Wisconsin: Spring Primary: February 18, 2020 Spring […]

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Redistricting in Wisconsin: Where we’re at

By Peter Cameron The state of Wisconsin is gerrymandered. In one of the most-evenly divided states in the country, none of the 2018 elections for the state’s seven U.S. congressional seats were decided by less than double figures. That’s equivalent to electoral blowouts in every district, no matter which party won. State Republicans may disagree with […]