WI: Judge orders election clerks to email absentee ballots to disabled voters

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Wisconsin election officials will be required to email absentee ballots to voters who cannot vote independently under a new ruling from a Dane County judge. Dane County Circuit Court Judge Everett Mitchell on Tuesday ordered clerks to allow voters with disabilities that include blindness or a physical disability that impairs manual dexterity to vote electronically, including with a screen reader. The temporary order covers the Nov. 5 election. The voters still would be required to return the ballots by mail or in person rather than by email. The ruling comes less than six months before Wisconsin is set to play a key role in another hard-fought presidential contest during which the battleground state could again be the tipping point, pushing partisan groups to battle over voting rules.” (06/25/24)