April 2, 2024

MADISON, Wisconsin —  Today, voters in Wisconsin voted in two amendments focused on elections. The amendments, which were listed as Questions 1 and 2 on the ballot, focused on (1) banning election offices in the state from accepting or spending money donated by outside, non-government groups and (2) limiting only election officials designated by law to perform tasks in the conduct of primaries, elections, or referendums. In response, All Voting is Local Wisconsin State Director Sam Liebert released the following statement:

“We are disappointed to see that these amendments were passed today. Under the guise of protecting our elections, these amendments were nothing more than thinly veiled attempts to restrict voting rights and undermine the very foundations of our democratic system. Without the proper funding from the state, and now from non-government groups, elections will continue to lack adequate financial resources and investment support. Furthermore, the ambiguity of amendment two leaves us with more questions than answers, causing a chilling effect on the activities of groups and volunteers like ours who assist in election administration. Regardless, we will continue to push forward to make elections accessible to all.”