“We need to ensure consistency of process and transparency of conduct so that all voters, regardless of their political beliefs, have confidence in the end result,” Stroebel said in a statement.
Under a bill, voters under 65 who say they are confined to their homes could no longer claim status without the approval of a health professional. It would also clarify in state law that the threat of a pandemic cannot be used to seek status – clerks in Dane and Milwaukee counties briefly gave voters last spring amid a backdrop of voter anxiety about in-person voting. The State Supreme Court later ordered council forbidden.
About 215,000 Wisconsin voters identified themselves as indefinitely detained in November, up from about 67,000 in the 2016 presidential election. Although confined voters are not required to provide a copy of an ID, about 80% of them have ID on file or have shown ID at the polls in recent years. data shows.
Another Stroebel bill would require administrators of nursing homes to notify parents of their residents when clerks known as special voting deputies will be over-site deliver the ballots. The bill would also make it a crime for nursing home workers to try …
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