For Immediate Release
June 30, 2020

Applauds Reinstatement of In-Person Absentee Uniformity

Madison, WI – The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a number of election law statutes that had been enjoined since 2016.  Among these provisions was the in-person absentee voting provisions of 2013 Act 146, authored by then Representative Stroebel. Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Cedarburg) issued the following statement:

“Everything in our election process is designed to ensure consistency and fairness in voting opportunities across Wisconsin.  We have uniform registration rules, poll hours, campaign finance rules and bipartisan boards to oversee it all.  The important provision I authored in the Assembly created a uniform timeframe for in-person absentee voting.  Just as it makes common sense to prescribe a beginning and end to poll hours on Election Day, it makes sense to prescribe a beginning and end to in-person absentee voting.”

“I applaud the unanimous 7th Circuit panel for rejecting the incorrect and offensive ruling that the law was motivated by racial discrimination.  SB 324, and its companion AB 54, took 13 months, three committee hearings, multiple amendments, three floor votes and a partial veto to make it through the process.  It always deserved the thorough, fair analysis it received from the 7th Circuit.”



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