Supreme Court bars Dane County clerk from telling groups of voters they don't need an ID to vote absentee

Wisconsin State Journal,  March 31, 2020

The state Supreme Court blocked Dane County's clerk Tuesday from telling large groups of voters they could request absentee ballots without showing a photo ID because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

[Per Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell,] "I hope that all voters request an absentee ballot by this Thursday to ensure their own health and those of the election workers on the front line. You the VOTER get to determine if you are indefinitely confined based on your individual circumstances." ...

The Elections Commission has told voters that those who are indefinitely confined do not necessarily have a total or permanent inability to leave their residences. The designation is appropriate for those who are confined because of age, illness, infirmity or disability, according to the commission

By Patrick Marley

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