Demand that Wisconsin Protect Public Health and the Right to Vote

Wisconsin's April 7 election endangered public health and undermined democracy, requiring many people to risk their lives to exercise their right to vote. Fraught with widespread chaos and confusion, this process disenfranchised thousands of voters – many of them people of color and people with disabilities – while putting the collective health of all Wisconsinites in jeopardy.

Sign our petition calling on state leaders to make necessary changes to our voting system that will safeguard people's health as well as their voting rights amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

To ensure that an election like this never happens again, reforms must be enacted to guarantee that future elections are free, fair and safe for all.

Wisconsin legislators must enact the following changes:

Mail a ballot to all registered voters; automatically before each election. Ideally 30 days before the election date. Voters should not be required to have a witness or provide proof of an ID to request or return their ballot.

Allow voters to return ballots multiple ways: through the mail, the use of secure drop boxes, and by dropping it off at polling locations on the day of the election.

Every municipality should have a minimum number of polling locations within their community based on the size of the population, located in areas that can serve all populations in the municipality and allow voters to register and vote quickly and efficiently if they choose to vote in person on election day.

Every municipality should offer in-person access to early voting and voter registration in a way that proves to be safe and secure, as well as ballot drop boxes for several weeks before Election Day.

Voter registration should be as easy as possible through automatic voter registration in schools or at the DMV. Voters should also be able to register in person on Election Day and during early voting periods.

The Wisconsin Election Commission should fund public education efforts to ensure that all citizens are aware of how our voting process works and how they can participate.