Milwaukee — In response to the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to restrict the use of drop boxes for the August and November 2022 elections, All Voting is Local Wisconsin State Director Shauntay Nelson issued the following statement:
MILWAUKEE — In response to partisan-backed attorney and former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman’s release of a sham ballot review “report” on the 2020 general election in Wisconsin to the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections, All Voting is Local Wisconsin State Director Shauntay Nelson issued the following statement:
MILWAUKEE — All Voting is Local, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, and the ACLU of Wisconsin today released Ballots for All: Ensuring Eligible Wisconsinites in Jail Have Equal Access to Voting — an update to the July 2020 report, Ballots for All: Ensuring Eligible Wisconsin Voters in Jail Have Equal Access to Voting. The new report found that many jail administrators have taken small, but important, steps to increase ballot access for individuals in their care. However, troubling voting barriers persist for the approximately 13,000 people incarcerated in Wisconsin’s jails at any given time.
In Wisconsin, most of the estimated 13,000 people in Wisconsin county jails are eligible to vote, but are often kept from casting their ballots because of administrative hoops and hurdles.
Report: Wisconsin DMV Restrictions Disenfranchise Voters Already Struggling to Make Their Voices Heard
MILWAUKEE — Since implementation of Wisconsin’s 2011 voter ID law, limited access to Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) services has created needless and discriminatory barriers to the ballot for tens of thousands of Wisconsinites who now need an acceptable form of photo ID for voting. According to a report released today by All Voting is Local, in partnership with the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition and the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, these barriers have disproportionately impacted Wisconsinites of color, students, people with disabilities, and older adults.
Getting There is Half the Battle: Wisconsin’s Photo ID Law, Access to DMV Services, and the Fight for Our Freedom to Vote
Wisconsin’s lack of access to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is a deliberate barrier for voters to get the photo ID needed to cast a ballot. In this report, we examine these disparities and offer recommendations on how Florida’s 67 counties can make the process and validating of mail ballots uniform so that all voters can make their voices heard.