Wisconsin Governor Demands State Supreme Court to Overturn Ruling on Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes – EVOL

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, a member of the Democratic Party, is urging the state’s Supreme Court to reverse its decision from 2022 that restricted the usage of drop boxes for collecting absentee ballots during elections.

In a legal document submitted to the court on April 2, coinciding with Wisconsin’s presidential primary, Governor Evers contended that the state Supreme Court’s ruling in 2022 “imposed one-size-fits-all, judicially created constraints on these municipal clerks’ authority to administer elections in a manner that is both responsive to the needs of their unique communities and compliant with the law.”

“Teigen should be overturned,” the governor added.

In the July 2022 legal dispute known as Teigen v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, the Wisconsin Supreme Court made a 4-3 decision deeming drop boxes, where individuals can submit their own and others’ ballots, as illegal according to Wisconsin statutes.

In the majority opinion penned by Justice Rebecca Bradley, she asserted that according to Wisconsin law, an absentee ballot “must be returned by mail or the voter must personally deliver it to the municipal clerk at the clerk’s office or a designated alternate site.”

The ruling affirmed a circuit court decision stating that an eligible voter must “personally mail”



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