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Senate Bill 214

Relating To: Relating to: early canvassing of absentee ballots, issuance of presidential ballots, combined polling places, timeline for sending or transmitting absentee ballots, nomination papers for certain independent candidates, and providing a penalty. (FE)
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
AARP Notified Date 3/23/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/23/2021

City of Milwaukee Notified Date 2/21/2022 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/21/2022

Common Cause in Wisconsin Notified Date 5/18/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
5/18/2021

Disability Rights Wisconsin Notified Date 4/5/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
4/5/2021

Comments
DRW supports the option to allow clerks to begin canvassing absentee ballots earlier. We are very concerned about the option to combine polling places, because transportation is a major barrier for many voters with disabilities.
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources Notified Date 3/26/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/26/2021

Comments
We would oppose any combining of polling sites that would require votes to travel longer distances to vote.
Hopewell Fund Notified Date 6/15/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
6/15/2021

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Notified Date 5/19/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
5/19/2021

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Notified Date 3/25/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/25/2021

Comments
Please note, LWVWI would oppose the combining of polling places if it means that voters would have to travel longer distances to vote.
Represent.Us Notified Date 6/29/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
6/29/2021

Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers Notified Date 5/19/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
5/19/2021

Comments
we support the early canvassing of absentee ballots prior to election, but are concerned about combining polling places which would create an additional barrier of travelling for people with disabilities, particularly in rural areas.
Wisconsin Conservation Voters Notified Date 3/22/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
3/22/2021

Wisconsin Counties Association Notified Date 3/29/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/29/2021

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Notified Date 3/17/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
3/17/2021

Wisconsin Family Action Inc Notified Date 6/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
6/16/2021

Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association Notified Date 4/1/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
4/1/2021

Comments
WMCA does not support the hand count provision in the amendment, but would support the replacement of the tamper evident media and testing prior to continued use. WMCA prefers the AVEO legislation to the Monday processing of absentee ballots.

Lobbying Efforts

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
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2022
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2021
January - June
45.00
2021
July - December
6.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 51.00
Common Cause in Wisconsin 2021
January - June
3.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3.00
Disability Rights Wisconsin 2021
January - June
5.00
2021
July - December
3.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 8.00
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources 2021
January - June
1.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1.00
Hopewell Fund 2021
January - June
3.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3.00
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin 2021
January - June
1.00
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1.00
Represent.Us 2021
January - June
31.00
2021
July - December
2.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 33.00
Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers 2021
January - June
1.00
2021
July - December
1.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2.00