Federal judge extends Wisconsin's online voter registration deadline as COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic threatens Election Day chaos

Wisconsin State Journal,  March 22, 2020

Wisconsinites can register online to vote until March 30 after a federal judge late Friday granted a request from Democrats to extend the deadline as demand for absentee voting surges due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. ...

Conley denied all other requests from the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Party of Wisconsin, the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which were to extend the March 18 deadline for mail-in registration, waive certain voter ID and proof-of-residency requirements, and extend the absentee ballot receipt deadline. ...

State elections commission officials have openly considered the possibility of an all mail-in election to reduce the number of people at the polls, but so far Evers has said the election will go on as planned, with a push for more absentee voting. [Gov. Tony] Evers on Friday didn’t rule out the possibility of the National Guard assisting at the polls.

By Riley Vetterkind

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