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DVC Public Comments to WEC on Statements of Scope

The Disability Vote Coalition submitted public comments to the Wisconsin Election Commission regarding draft statements of scope for administrative rules….
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Our Voices, Our Votes: Disabled Voters Speak Out on Voting Rights

Disability Rights Wisconsin has released “Our Voices, Our Votes” to share the impact on voters with disabilities of a Waukesha…
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Voting Rights Advocacy Alert – Ban on Absentee Ballot Return Assistance

The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is very concerned about new barriers to voting rights that are in place for Wisconsin’s…
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Disabled Voters Speak Out on Absentee Ballot Return Assistance Prohibition

The Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling on absentee ballot return assistance will disenfranchise some voters with disabilities. This story and a…
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March 9th Wisconsin Election Committee Public Testimony

The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition provided public comments at the March 9th meeting of the Wisconsin Election Commission in support…
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DRW Testimony at Feb 21 Assembly State Affairs Committee Public Hearing

Disability Rights Wisconsin submitted the following testimony regarding the impact of voting bills on people with disabilities at the February…
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Statement of Support for SB 937 – Indefinitely Confined Voters

Wisconsin’s Indefinitely Confined Voter status is vitally important to ensuring that many voters who are disabled, frail, or have a…
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DRW Testimony at February 7 Senate Election Committee Public Hearing

The Senate Election Committee held a hearing on February 7th on eleven new voting bills. DRW testified regarding the impact…
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DRW and DVC Public Comments for Wisconsin Election Commission

The Wisconsin Election Commission met on December 1 at 8 AM to discuss their response to the Legislative Audit Bureau’s…
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DRW & DVC Statement Regarding LAB 2020 Election Administration Report

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee released their report on the administration of the November 2020 election in Wisconsin. A public…
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Legislative Audit Bureau Report on Election Administration

The Legislative Audit Bureau has released their report on administration of the November 2020 election. Overall the report affirms that…
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Protect the Right to Vote

The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy. Recent investigations have called into question the voting rights of…
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DVC Statement on WEC Report on Barriers That Affect Voters

The Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) has released their report, Barriers to Voting Faced by Elderly Voters and Voters with Disabilities. This…
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DVC Thanks Governor Evers for Protecting Our Freedom to Vote

On August 10th, Governor Evers took action to veto voting bills that would have created new barriers for many Wisconsinites…
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Voters with Disabilities Speak Out on Voting Rights on ADA 31st

The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is releasing Voting Rights Are Human Rights: In Our Own Voices. This document shares the…
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New Bills Could Make It Harder for People with Disabilities and More to Vote

Wisconsin legislators have introduced bills that will make it harder for many Wisconsinites to vote and will be voting on…
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Act Now on Voting Bills That Will Make It Harder for People with Disabilities to Vote

On June 22, Wisconsin Assembly Representatives will be voting on bills that may make it harder for many people with…
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Press Briefing: Disability Vote Coalition Speaks Out on Voting Bills

Event Information View the recording of the June 9th press briefing below: WHAT: Briefing for the media regarding the impact…
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Disability Rights and Voting Bills: May 12th Briefing

This briefing features Wisconsin voters with disabilities, discussing how voting bills being voted on in the Legislature this week may…
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2021 Wisconsin Voting Bills Update and How to Take Action

On May 11th, Wisconsin state senators will be voting on SB 203 and SB 212.  These bills could make it…
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Voting Bills Hearing by Senate Elections Committee Wednesday Morning

On Wednesday, May 5th, the Senate Elections Committee will hold a hearing for a series of bills that will make…
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Policy Update: Public Hearings on April 14 and 15 on Voting Bills

Public hearings are scheduled on some bills that could make it harder for people with disabilities and older adults to…
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Testimony for J.L. Audit Committee: Proposed Election Administration Audit

The Disability Vote Coalition has provided informational testimony to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on a proposed audit of election…
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Advocacy Opportunity: New State Bills Would Make It Harder for People with Disabilities and Older Adults to Vote

Wisconsin legislators are being asked to support some voting bills that will make…
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Comment to WEC: Uphold Voting Rights of Congregate Facilities Residents

DRW’s Barbara Beckert asked the Wisconsin Election Commission to take every action possible to support and uphold the voting rights…
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Public Comment to the WEC on “Indefinitely Confined” Provision

The Disability Vote Coalition provided public comment to the Wisconsin Elections Commission at the February 3rd Commission meeting, responding to…
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Public Comment to WI Election Committee on Special Voting Deputies

The Disability Vote Coalition provided public comment to the Wisconsin Election Commission regarding discussion of Special Voting Deputies for the…
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WDVC Testimony for Joint Committee Hearing: 2020 General Election Review

On December 11th, the Legislature held a Joint Committee Hearing to review the 2020 General Election.  The Wisconsin Disability Vote…

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