Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), Co-chairman of the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR), released the following statement announcing the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) voted 6-4 to take action against the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC).
JCRAR passed two motions requiring WEC to submit emergency rules within 30 days or cease issuing directives on the following: (1) Guidance regarding absentee ballot drop boxes, and (2) Guidance on correction of errors and omissions on absentee ballots.
“Today, the legislature through the JCRAR has commenced the statutory procedures to compel the staff and commissioners of the Wisconsin Elections Commission to rapidly comply with state law.
WEC must now either issue emergency rules within 30 days or cease issuing their guidance on absentee ballot drop boxes and the correction of errors/omission on absentee ballots.
If WEC promulgates emergency rules, the JCRAR has the power to suspend parts or all of those rules if the joint committee determines the agency lacks statutory authority.”