Shauntay Nelson, Wisconsin State Director of All Voting Is Local, says one of those measures would be to waive the requirement that a witness sign an absentee ballot. “I think about people who are living alone. I have a colleague who is living alone. He does not have another adult in his home, but we have an order to stay at home,” Nelson says. “My thought process is [that] if he was a person who was sick or quarantined, then how does he cast a ballot if he needs someone basically to vouch for him. So, without trying to or being intentional, I think the process inherently disenfranchises that individual.”
Major coalition lays out how Wisconsin lawmakers can run elections with fairness, ease and accessibility
Shauntay Nelson, the Wisconsin state director of All Voting is Local, brought together the groups. “Especially in a time when our country is in crisis, we need our democracy to function,” says Nelson. “Election officials and legislative leaders must act now to ensure every voter can access the ballot while also protecting public health.”
All Voting is Local and nine statewide voting rights organizations called on Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, legislative leaders and election officials to immediately send absentee ballots to all registered voters statewide in advance of the April 7 primary to protect public safety and democracy.
All Voting is Local today launched a campaign to text more than a million voters at risk of having their registrations wrongfully purged from their states’ voter rolls.
MILWAUKEE--Shauntay Nelson, Wisconsin State Director of All Voting is Local, issued the following statement in response to the Ozaukee County Circuit Court ruling to immediately remove more than 200,000 Wisconsin voters from registration lists:
MILWAUKEE--Shauntay Nelson, Wisconsin State Director of All Voting is Local, issued the following statement in response to the Ozaukee County Circuit Court ruling to immediately remove 234,000 Wisconsin voters from registration lists: