Recent Court Rulings NOT IN EFFECT for August 9 Primary
In an August 2 article, the Wisconsin State Journal's Matthew DeFour explains how two recent court rulings may impact election rules for the November 8th election. He quotes the Wisconsin Election Commission's Mike Haas, Department of Justice spokesman Johnny Koremenos, UW-Madison Law professor Robert Yablon, and Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell.
Regardless of the outcome of appeals and motions to stay the rulings while they are being appealed, the important take-home message for now is neither one changes anything for the August 9th partisan primary. This very important election is expected to have low turnout, even though in many Dane County races, the primary winner will face no competition on the November ballot and will be the de facto winner of the seat/office.
Vote August 9th. Vote early at your municipal clerk's office this week (through Friday, August 5th). Vote by absentee ballot. (Requests must be received by Friday, August 5th and ballots must be received by August 9th. Remember that mail is now sorted in Milwaukee and takes longer to get across town.) To check your registration status, find your polling place, and more, visit myvote.wi.gov.