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Posted on: September 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] WEC Issues Guidance on Absentee Ballot Return Options

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The United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin entered an Opinion and Order, as well as a Permanent Injunction and Declaration, in the matter of Timothy Carey et al. v. Wisconsin Elections Commission et al (22-cv-402jdp) on August 30, 2022.

In his decision, Judge James Peterson clarified how the Voting Rights Act applies to Wisconsin voters who require assistance with mailing or delivering their absentee ballot ("Ballot return assistance") because of a disability.

Pursuant to the Voting Rights Act, any Wisconsin voter who requires assistance with mailing or delivering their absentee ballot to the municipal clerk because of a disability must be permitted to receive such assistance by a person of the voter's choice, other than the voter's employer or agent of that employer or officer or agent of the voter's union.

More information about this ruling is on the Wisconsin Elections Commission's website and questions regarding elections and voting in the Village of Shorewood can be directed to the Clerk's office via email or by calling 414.847.2608.

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