As the Nov. 6 election nears, a voting rights campaign is ramping up efforts to help voters comply with Wisconsin’s requirement to show a photo ID at the polls. > Wisconsin State Journal
Over the past 15 years, voting has become increasingly difficult for certain groups of residents. A recent PRRI/The Atlantic 2018 Voter Engagement Survey found that 5 percent of Wisconsinites surveyed said they or someone in their household was told they lacked the proper documentation to vote. > Channel 3000
One of the reasons volunteers pound the pavement in the run-up to Wisconsin elections is to overcome the barriers imposed by the state’s voter ID laws. The Isthmus takes an in-depth look at the history and status of voter suppression in our state.
With Primary Day less than two weeks away, time is running short to make sure you’re ready. Have you moved? Are you registered? What are the absentee deadlines? What will be on your ballot? All this information and more can be found at MyVote Wisconsin.
A hearing Saturday by the National Commission for Voter Justice was meant to give residents a chance to give personal testimony of voter suppression, much like a hearing at a trial would. The hearings have taken place in several states including Michigan, Florida and California, with the commission planning to hold 16 more. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The National Commission for Voter Justice is holding a field hearing in Milwaukee on Saturday for Wisconsin residents to speak publicly about voter suppression issues statewide. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
With the Wisconsin legislature featuring prominently in his examples, the Rev. Jesse Jackson writes in the Chicago Sun-Times that the basic democratic value of the right to vote is now contested, with public officials openly bragging about their schemes to suppress that right.