Advisory: New Report Underscores Unnecessary Hurdles Incarcerated Individuals Still Face During Election Times
MILWAUKEE — All Voting is Local, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and the ACLU of Wisconsin, will host a press briefing at 10 a.m. CT/11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, to discuss findings from their latest report entitled “Ballots for All: Ensuring Eligible Wisconsinites in Jail Have Equal Access to Voting.”
On the call, speakers will discuss the troubling voting barriers that persist for the approximately 13,000 people incarcerated in Wisconsin jails at any given time. While there have been small steps taken by jail administrators since the release of Ballots for All: Ensuring Eligible Wisconsin Voters in Jail Have Equal Access to Voting in July 2020, progress has been slow in ensuring this population’s rights are being upheld and their voices heard at the polls.
- Shauntay Nelson, All Voting is Local, Wisconsin State Director
- Eileen Newcomer, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Voter Education Manager
- David Carlson, ACLU of Wisconsin, Smart Justice Regional organizer
WHEN: Wednesday, June 23, 10 a.m. CT/11 a.m. ET