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Senate Bill 295

Relating To: Relating to: electronic voter registration, verification of certain registrations, proof of residence for voting in an election, authorizing Wisconsin to enter into agreements to share information related to the registration and voting of electors; election registration officials; testing election officials after training; electronic poll lists; election equipment approval; overvoted ballots; voter registration proof of residency for an individual in a residential care facility; counting of absentee ballots; witness address required for valid absentee ballot; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
Bill Text and History
2015 Wisconsin Act 261
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Common Cause in Wisconsin Notified Date 10/11/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/11/2015

Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources Notified Date 2/15/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/15/2016

Comments
We support adding online voter registration, but oppose the elimination of trained SRDs who provide assistance to older adults wishing to complete the registration process, including helping those who do do not yet have an acceptable form of ID.
League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 10/19/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
10/19/2015

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 10/10/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/10/2015

Comments
While we support online voter registration, we oppose other measures in this bill, the worst of which would end the Special Registration Deputies program. That is unacceptable.
The Pew Charitable Trusts Notified Date 10/12/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
10/12/2015

Comments
The Pew Charitable Trusts supports online voter registration and participation in the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC).
Supporting Documentation
20151012_OVR factsheet.pdf
20151012_ERIC fact sheet.pdf

United Council of UW Students Notified Date 2/25/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/25/2016

Comments
Online voter registration disenfranchises students who's address doesn't match their current drivers license.
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Notified Date 2/3/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/3/2016

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Notified Date 11/11/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
11/11/2015

Wisconsin Towns Association Notified Date 2/4/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/4/2016

Wisconsin Voices Notified Date 10/27/2015 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/27/2015

WISPIRG (Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group) Notified Date 2/16/2016 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
2/16/2016

Lobbying Efforts

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
19.00
2016
January - June
67.00
2016
July - December
1.00
Total 87.00
Common Cause in Wisconsin 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2.00
2016
January - June
10.00
2016
July - December
Total 12.00
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
3.00
2016
July - December
Total 3.00
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Inc 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
5.00
2016
July - December
Total 5.00
The Pew Charitable Trusts 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
17.00
2016
January - June
9.00
2016
July - December
1.00
Total 27.00
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
8.00
2016
July - December
Total 8.00
Wisconsin Voices 2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
32.00
2016
July - December
Total 32.00