Sen. Smith Votes to Preserve Wisconsin Election Safeguards

MADISON – Senate Republicans passed legislation today that would interfere in Wisconsin’s election process. Sen. Jeff Smith (D – Brunswick) and his Democratic colleagues voted against these measures. These bills create barriers to voting for the elderly and people with disabilities and create an unnecessary burden for clerks.

Sen. Smith, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Elections, Election Process Reform and Ethics released the following statement in response:

“Wisconsin election laws already ensure voters participate in secure, transparent elections. This slop bucket of bad election policies will create a bureaucratic mess that restricts voting for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

“I trust our hardworking clerks and law enforcement personnel to maintain the integrity of our elections. We must preserve a safe and secure election process for all Wisconsinites to have their voices heard – not impose hurdles that restrict individual rights and take away local control.”