Disability Rights Wisconsin has released “Our Voices, Our Votes” to share the impact on voters with disabilities of a Waukesha County Court ruling that banned ballot return assistance and drop boxes.
On April 13th, the Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments in Teigen v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, the lawsuit challenging ballot return assistance and drop boxes. The Court will decide whether Wisconsin law will protect voters’ ability to return their absentee ballots. It will impact the voting rights of thousands of Wisconsinites with disabilities.
As a party to the current litigation on this issue, DRW remains optimistic that when the Wisconsin Supreme Court fully considers the merits and the rights of voters with disabilities, it will rule in support of these longstanding practices for absentee ballot return assistance.
- An accessible version of “Our Voices, Our Votes” is now available here.
- To share how these new barriers impact your voting rights, contact the DRW Voter Hotline at 844-347-8683 or email Barbara Beckert at firstname.lastname@example.org.