How to vote early, absentee or in-person for the Aug. 14 primaries

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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.

Residents testify on voter suppression at Milwaukee hearing

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

National group holding voter suppression hearing in Milwaukee

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

When it comes to the vote, we’re fighting a second Civil War

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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.

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

Kaul criticizes AG Schimel over voter ID comments, handling of rape kits

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Democratic candidate for attorney general Josh Kaul criticized Wisconsin’s top cop Wednesday, saying he had made ludicrous comments about voter ID, had failed to test rape kits and hadn’t taken action to keep the internet moving at the same speed for everyone. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel