Lawsuit: Wisconsin Elections Commission Illegally Used Unauthorized Voter Registration Forms

Lawsuit: Wisconsin Elections Commission Illegally Used Unauthorized Voter Registration Forms


A Wisconsin-based legal group is accusing the state’s elections commission (WEC) of illegally using a voter registration form not authorized by state law.

Filed in the Waukesha County Circuit Court by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) on behalf of a state resident, the lawsuit “urges the court to declare” that the use of the National Mail Voter Registration Form in Wisconsin “is illegal and orders WEC to withdraw its approval of the Form.” WILL also contends that “[t]he Form adds extra criteria not authorized by statute or rule” and “simultaneously fail[s] to include all items mandated by Wisconsin statute (Wis. Stat. § 6.33(1)).”

As described by the U.S. Election Assitance Commission, the National Mail Voter Registration Form “can be used to register

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