Wisconsin Supreme Court Order Could Delay Absentee Ballots

OnFocus – The Wisconsin Supreme Court, on a 4-3 decision, ordered that Municipal Clerks should not send out absentee ballots until they make a decision on a case brought by potential Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins.

While the Green Party did submit enough signatures to secure ballot access, many of the sheets incorrectly listed the address of their Vice Presidential candidate. The Election Commission tied 3-3 on allowing them ballot access.

Along with a request for more information from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, the order from the supreme court also states: “Wisconsin Elections Commission shall advise all municipal clerks in this state that they should not mail any absentee ballots until this court has issued a further order stating that absentee ballots may be mailed out or granting relief regarding the contents of the ballots for the November 3, 2020 general election.” 

Justices Ann Walsh Bradley, Rebecca Dallet, and Jill Karlofsky dissented on the opinion.

The deadline for absentee ballots to be mailed is September 17th.

Read the full decision here.

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Steven Okonek
Author: Steven Okonek