After Court Rulings, In-Person Voting Proceeds in Supreme Court Election

After rulings from the Supreme Court of the United States and the Wisconsin Supreme Court the night before election day upheld the April 7 date and absentee voting requirements, Wisconsin’s election for state Supreme Court proceeded with few changes. In-person voting was held, and absentee voter requirements were largely the same (though at record high […]

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Marquette Poll: Voter Opinions on COVID-19 Response, Biden Leads Wis. Primary

The latest Marquette University (MU) Law School poll, conducted in late March, questioned voters on state and federal response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Voters shared their opinions on the governor’s and president’s responses to the crisis, the virus in general, and how it has affected their daily lives. The poll also gave a snapshot of […]

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Wisconsin Court of Appeals Rules in Voter Registration Lawsuit

In Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commission (2019AP2397/2020AP112), the Court of Appeals District IV overturned a circuit court order mandating the Wisconsin Elections Commission deactivate the registrations of Wisconsin voters who had recently moved and failed to timely apply for continuation of registration.   Background Wis. Stat. § 6.50(3) provides that, if a municipal clerk or […]

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Wisconsin Spring Elections April 7

As of right now, Wisconsin still plans to hold regular spring elections on April 7, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns Gov. Tony Evers and other state and local officials are encouraging voters to request absentee ballots. (A federal judge extended the deadline to request a mail-in ballot to April 2.)   COVID-19 Election Concerns  Other […]

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Marquette Poll: Trump’s WI Approval Numbers Improve, Sanders Led WI Primary in Poll Before Super Tuesday

Wisconsin’s presidential primary will take place on April 7, and the latest Marquette University (MU) Law School poll provides a snapshot into how Wisconsin voters are feeling and who they’re supporting as the race gets closer. The latest poll, conducted Feb. 19-23, 2020 – before Super Tuesday voting in several states on March 3, asked […]

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More Legislators Announce 2020 Plans – UPDATED

Over the past few weeks, more legislators have begun announcing their plans for the 2020 election cycle. Several legislators are retiring, while others are making the jump from the state legislature to Congress or from the state Assembly to state Senate. As of 4/8/2020 Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) announced she won’t run for […]

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Spring Primary Results: Wisconsin Supreme Court, 7th CD

In the Feb. 18 spring primary election, Wisconsin voters chose candidates to advance to general elections in two high profile races: Wisconsin Supreme Court and the 7th Congressional District.   7th CD Republican and Democratic primaries were both held in the special election for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Weston) resigned from […]

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Gov. Evers Letter Lays Out Legislative Priorities

On Jan. 9, Gov. Tony Evers laid out his priorities to the Legislature for the remainder of the 2019-20 session. In a letter to legislative leadership, Evers assigned them “homework” of several bills to pass before adjournment. The letter asks the legislature to act on: Capping insulin prices. “Dark store” legislation that failed to pass […]

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More Legislators Announce 2020 Plans

Over the past few weeks, more legislators have begun announcing their plans for the 2020 election cycle. Several legislators are retiring, while others are making the jump from the state legislature to Congress or from the state Assembly to state Senate.  Sen. Mark Miller (D-Monona) announced he won’t run for re-election in 2020. Miller has […]

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Gov. Evers Delivers Second State of the State Address

Gov. Tony Evers gave his second State of the State address on Jan. 22. In his speech, the Governor highlighted what he saw as successes in 2019, including several bipartisan bills signed into law, creation of a task force on climate change, and investments in transportation, education, and a middle class tax cut in the […]

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