Lawsuit Looks to End Ballot Witnesses

Lawsuit Looks to End Ballot Witnesses

There is a lawsuit that looks to end Wisconsin’s absentee ballot witness requirement.

A national Democratic law firm filed the suit yesterday, it says requiring a witness to verify absentee ballots violates the Voting Rights Act. Wisconsin requires anyone voting by absentee ballot to have witness sign off that they indeed are who they say they are. Wisconsin is not alone, nine states require absentee ballot witnesses, and three states require absentee ballots to be notarized. Wisconsin’s elections commission has not responded to the lawsuit.

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