Update on Disability Rights Wisconsin’s Ballot Access Lawsuit

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Last week, Disability Rights Wisconsin, through their attorneys, Stafford Rosenbaum and WilmerHale, filed a motion for a temporary injunction in our recently filed case seeking to ensure that Wisconsin voters with disabilities are able to cast their votes by absentee ballot. In this lawsuit, we have argued that Wisconsin’s election procedures currently prevent some voters with disabilities from voting absentee on the same terms as other Wisconsin voters. Disability Rights Wisconsin, along with the other Plaintiffs, who include 4 Wisconsin voters with disabilities and the League of Women Voters Wisconsin, are demanding that the Court order the State of Wisconsin to provide the plaintiffs with absentee ballots in a format they can use independently and privately, just like other voters. This motion for a temporary injunction asks the Court to order that while this lawsuit is pending, Wisconsin municipalities provide an accessible electronic ballot to voters with disabilities, a format the state already provides to military and overseas voters.