Wisconsin Senate Passes Bills Making It Harder To VoteThe Wisconsin Senate approved Republican-backed bills Wednesday that would create new hurdles for the elderly and disabled to cast absentee ballots, limit the number and location of ballot drop boxes and impose new penalties for violating election law.
Wisconsin Republicans To Vote On Election Law Changes, As Gov. Evers Readies Veto PenThe Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature was scheduled to vote Tuesday on bills making it more difficult to vote absentee, proposals that are all-but certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers but that GOP lawmakers say are needed to address issues that arose during last year's presidential election.
Minnesota Senate Moves Forward Voter ID Bill, Unlikely To Pass In HouseRepublican Sen. Scott Newman, of Hutchinson, earlier this year framed his bill as being aimed more at increasing voter confidence in election results than at preventing voter fraud.
Ranked-Choice Voting Gets Bipartisan Push In Wisconsin LegislatureThe push for ranked-choice voting in Wisconsin gained steam on Wednesday with the introduction of a bipartisan bill in the state Legislature.
Company Agrees Not To Place Guards At Minnesota Voting SitesThe Minnesota chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the League of Women Voters sued Atlas Aegis LLC, alleging voter intimidation.
GOP-Backed Voter ID Bill Flares Minnesota's Election Law FightA post-election fight over whether Minnesota's election laws should be tightened or changed to make voting easier heated up Wednesday as a key Senate panel backed a Republican proposal to require people to present photo identification at the polls but allow those without valid cards to cast provisional ballots.
Minnesota May Have Highest Voter Turnout In The CountryA spokesperson within Secretary of State Steve Simon's office said there were approximately 3.1 million votes cast in the election but said there are still votes coming in that will be counted.
Minneapolis Breaks Voter Turnout RecordMinneapolis has broken its general election voter turnout record, with just hours left to go before the polls close.
Short, Fast Lines At Suburban PollsThere were no lines at polling places in Burnsville on Tuesday.
North Minneapolis Voters Cast Their Ballots To Bring Change In Their CommunitiesAt Phyllis Wheatley Community Center and around other polling sites in North Minneapolis, the longest lines were seen on Tuesday morning, before the polls opened. Once people were allowed inside, lines moved fast.
Good Question: How Exactly Is Your Vote Counted?Whether you voted by mail or in person this year, all ballots end up the same place. So what happens once they're sent into the machine?