MIDDLETON – State Representative Dianne Hesselbein (D – Middleton) today responded to the decision of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin (SCOWIS) to prohibit the use of drop boxes:

“This ruling, only weeks before the August primary election, will have drastic consequences for Wisconsinites around the state. By prohibiting the use of drop boxes moving forward, SCOWIS has further limited the fundamental right to the ballot box.

“This is just another attempt by the Republicans to re-litigate the 2020 election. Nonpartisan audits, recounts, lawsuits, and court rulings have all confirmed that Wisconsin’s 2020 election, which relied heavily on the use of drop boxes, was safe, fair, and accurate.

“Making it harder for seniors, people with disabilities, the homebound, and even working families to vote is fundamentally wrong. Our state and our democracy are stronger when everyone is able to participate in free, open and accessible elections. We need to make it easier for people to vote, not harder – we need drop boxes, early in-person absentee voting, automatic voter registration, and other innovative ways to bring the power of the ballot back to the people.”

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