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Written by Wisconsin Conservation Voters Press   
Friday, 08 April 2022 20:30

vote-47On Friday, Evers vetoed bills that would have created barriers to the ballot box for voters with disabilities, older voters, communities of color, and voters in nursing homes.


MADISON – Today Gov. Tony Evers once again protected Wisconsin's freedom to vote by vetoing a package of anti-voter bills passed by the Wisconsin Legislature.

Bills SB 935, SB 939, SB 941, and SB 943 would have created barriers to the ballot box for voters with disabilities, older voters, communities of color, and voters in nursing homes. Additionally, these bills would have made it harder for nonpartisan election officials to administer our elections.

Rather than limiting our voting rights, our elected officials should put their efforts into pro-voter initiatives like automatic voter registration that would improve the accessibility of our elections and make voter registration easier – a win-win for everyone.

Executive Director Kerry Schumann had this to say about the vetoes:

“Gov. Evers has proven time and again that he believes democracy should be for all people, and will continue to work for fair and accessible elections that everyone can participate in. The constant attacks on our freedom to vote by many politicians in our legislature are damaging our state and undermining the voices of our residents.

Wisconsin Conservation Voters applauds Gov. Evers' veto because we know that our democracy is stronger when everyone has a voice.”

 
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