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Every Vote Counts: Wisconsin

The Takeaway Presents: Every Vote Counts

Originally Aired: Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Overview

After cities and states across the U.S. entered lockdown this spring to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Wisconsin proceeded with in-person voting for its April 7th primary despite guidance by the C.D.C. against gatherings of 50 or more people. The move was widely criticized and images of people waiting in long lines for hours to vote dominated news coverage. A record number of voters did request absentee ballots but thousands weren’t received or were sent back too late.

Five months later, The Takeaway‘s Amy Walter sits down with Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe to discuss what the state is doing to prepare for a safe and secure general election. Craig Gilbert from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin Public Radio’s State Capitol Reporter Laurel White will be there to analyze this moment as well.

Are there specific things you don’t understand about the vote by mail process in Wisconsin? Do you have questions about what to expect from in-person voting this fall?

Grab your phone and record a video of you asking your question for Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Meagan Wolfe. Try to keep it under 1 minute and send to mytake877@gmail.com, Your question might be asked on air.

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