The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is doubling its voter registration campaign funding in response to a state lawsuit to purge 200,000 voters from the rolls.

“We must do everything we can to protect the right to vote, especially in the wake of ongoing voter suppression efforts in Wisconsin,” said board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb, referencing a lawsuit by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty against the Wisconsin Elections Commission to remove from the rolls a list of registered voters who may have moved.

The board voted 14-3 Thursday to spend an additional $50,000 in voter registration and education efforts on top of the already-budgeted $50,000. The county’s “Bring It to the Ballot” campaign will include adding voter registration kiosks to public buildings, as well as advertising on buses, broadcast radio and local newspapers.

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