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STEATH elimination of voting after 6PM

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STEATH elimination of voting after 6PM

Postby Roadmaster » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:58 am

Sometimes it pays to listen to the Fox News station - because they let slip things to "their own."

Former 'moderate' R Jeff Stone of Greendale has been building an Omnibus bill to drastically alter the voting rights of Wisconsinites. While early versions seemed to be less draconian than the Voter ID legislation past in the last session, I heard tonight - on the WITI Fox 6 news in Milwaukee - that the version being debated on Tuesday will SHARPLY REDUCE THE HOURS OF VOTING IN WISCONSIN - from 13 hours (7 AM - 8 PM) to 10.5 hours (7:30 AM - 6 PM)

Working stiffs need not apply to vote - the polls are already closed by the time they get off work.

I didn't believe it - but yes, there it is:

http://fox6now.com/2013/06/03/state-com ... ollection/

I'm ready to re-storm the Capitol over this. Anyone with me?
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Re: STEATH elimination of voting after 6PM

Postby david cohen » Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:04 pm

Christ I'll be glad when I can finally move away in 5 yrs!
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Re: STEATH elimination of voting after 6PM

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:00 pm

•Restrict voting to the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Currently, you can vote from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.)
•Restrict recalls for school and municipal officials. Those officials would have to be charged with a crime to initiate the process.
•Would reinstate the voter ID law
•Require ballots to be thrown away if voters fail to sign the poll log book.
•Require a “hard copy” proof of residents — not a digital display on a smart phone or tablet.


1) would hurt 8-5 workers the most. I'm guessing that would include a large amount of the Republican base.

2) Probably more in line with public sentiment if last years recall election was any indicator.

3) Seeing as two federal lawsuits are pending, and one state lawsuit is pending appeal, I'm not sure how they plan on reinstating this law in a way that wouldn't have the same issue.

4) is this even a real issue? Seriously, I've never been handed a ballot before I signed the book. On concept it makes sense, since that is part of the verification process, but really is this something that is causing huge issues?

5) This one doesn't actually bug me that much tbh.
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Re: STEATH elimination of voting after 6PM

Postby Igor » Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:31 pm

I think the hours of voting thing only impacts early voting, not voting on election day.
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Re: STEATH elimination of voting after 6PM

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:07 pm

This isn't mere just legislation. Some of these changes will require that long held democratic principles enshired in the Wisconsin Constitution be amended.
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Re: STEATH elimination of voting after 6PM

Postby pjbogart » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:09 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:This isn't mere just legislation. Some of these changes will require that long held democratic principles enshired in the Wisconsin Constitution be amended.


We could always ask Bilbo Baggins to look them up for us.
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