Candidates hoping to make ballot have until Thursday to address signature challenges

Candidates hoping to get on the November ballot in Wisconsin have until the end of business Thursday to address complaints about signatures supporting their candidacy. There were 11 complaints filed this year, roughly half as many as were filed in 2014. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Public, politicians pushing Wisconsin to enact nonpartisan redistricting to strengthen democracy


No matter which way the U.S. Supreme Court decides, change could be coming to Wisconsin’s partisan system for redrawing electoral districts. That’s because most of the state’s counties have approved resolutions calling for a fairer way to redraw electoral districts. > Wisconsin Gazette

5 things to know about Wisconsin’s stalled voter ID cases and what it might mean for fall elections

Courts have largely upheld Wisconsin’s voter ID law, but the issue — and other voting laws — are at stake in cases that have been pending before an appeals court for 16 months.. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel takes a look at where things stand heading into the Aug. 14 primary and Nov. 6 general election.

Court ruling on Wisconsin voter ID and other election laws still pending after 16 months

More than a year after hearing arguments, a federal appeals court has yet to rule on various Wisconsin voting laws, including aspects of the state’s voter ID statute. The long delay has some scratching their heads, with questions about whether the court will act before this year’s fast-approaching Aug. 14 primary.  > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

State moves to avert federal lawsuit against its voting hitch for overseas voters


State elections commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to try to avert a federal lawsuit relating to absentee voting in Wisconsin. At issue is how Wisconsin voters who are temporarily overseas, not including those who are active U.S. military members, get their ballots from election clerks in the municipality in which they live. > Wisconsin State Journal

Jacque, Frostman to face off in candidate forum

The Green Bay Press Gazette and UW-Green Bay are sponsoring a candidate forum ahead of the June 12 special election for state Senate District 1, which features a matchup between Republican Andre Jacque and Democrat Caleb Frostman.

Is the Electoral College good for Wisconsin?


Of all the people to be talking of doing away with the Electoral College in 2018, we didn’t think one of them would be President Donald Trump. After all, the Electoral College is the reason he’s president. The Racine Journal Times says: “Mr. President, we respectfully suggest you be careful what you wish for.”