Elections

WEC makes changes based on Audit Bureau's recommendations

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Elections Commission is implementing some of the recommendations put forth by the Legislative Audit Bureau. The LAB presented 30 changes that the Commission could make, all of which were considered. "The Elections Commission takes the…

Evers urges Wisconsin justices to affirm redistricting plan

Gov. Tony Evers has filed a motion with the state Supreme Court urging the justices to affirm his legislative district boundary map that the U.S. Supreme Court rejected. The state Supreme Court adopted Evers' map in March, choosing his plan over Republican lawmakers' proposal. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Evers' map on March 23 after the GOP complained it increased the number of Assembly districts with a majority of Black and Hispanic voters from six to seven in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act and kicked the case back to the state justices. Evers argued in his motion Thursday that seven minority districts are justified because six would dilute their votes. 

Misprint puts Boscobel alders on ballots for wrong districts, city says

Election's integrity 'has not been compromised,' according to city official

BOSCOBEL, Wis. -- An unspecified number of absentee ballots for the April 5 election of candidates for two local alder races in Boscobel mistakenly list two incumbents under the wrong districts, the city said Monday. In a Facebook post, city…

Wisconsin governor asks for swift action on redistricting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic governor told the state Supreme Court on Thursday that it should allow him to submit additional evidence defending his legislative district boundary map that the U.S. Supreme Court rejected, arguing it is still better than the one submitted by the Republican Legislature.

Wisconsin commission won't punish fake electors

The Wisconsin Elections Commission has decided not to sanction a group of Republicans who falsely claimed to be presidential electors in 2020. The commission released a letter Tuesday that said commissioners voted unanimously during a closed session on March 9 that the Republicans didn't violate any laws. Republican Commissioner Bob Spindell, who was one of the fake electors, voted on the matter. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday that the vote was in response to a complaint from attorney Jeffrey Mandell. He told the newspaper that he was disappointed with the decision and Spindell shouldn't have been allowed to vote since he was one of the complaints' targets.

Absentee ballots for Madison voters are in the mail

MADISON, Wis. -- Madison voters who requested an absentee ballot should expect them in the mail in the coming days. The ballots were mailed out Tuesday, the city announced. However, a recent court ruling has changed how they can be…