WEC Comments on Complaint 

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MADISON, WI – Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe issued the following comments today. 

  • The Wisconsin Elections Commission received a complaint this morning from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), and will respond directly to WILL in a timely manner.
  • The Commission is confident that it is complying with Wisconsin law.
  • The Legislature required Wisconsin to join the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) and to comply with the ERIC membership agreement.
  • The Legislature has not enacted any specific processes for the Commission or local election officials to deal with information about voters which the state receives from ERIC. 
  • ERIC does not require its member states to deactivate voters based on information the states receive from ERIC.
  • When setting policies for dealing with the 2019 mailing to voters who may have moved, the Commission based its decisions on lessons learned from the 2017 movers mailing. 
  • The Commission is scheduled to discuss the movers mailing and processes again at its December 2 meeting.

Attached is a Frequently Asked Questions document the WEC recently prepared for members of the Legislature to answer constituent questions about the recent mailing to voters who may have moved.

The WEC news release announcing the mailing to voters who may have moved is here: https://elections.wi.gov/node/6587
 

For more information, contact

Reid Magney, 608-267-7887 or reid.magney@wi.gov