Democratic National Committee on Court Decision Ahead of Wisconsin Primary
April 2, 2020
Today Democrats secured major legal victories in the Western district of Wisconsin that will expand access to voting:
Extending the deadline for absentee ballots to be received to 4:00p.m. on April 13, 2020;
Extending the deadline for absentee ballot requests to be received to 5:00p.m. on April 3, 2020;
Removing other onerous witness requirements on absentee voters who can’t safely have their absentee ballot witnessed.
DNC Chair Tom Perez: “We are glad that the court came to the right decision today. Expanding access to absentee voting is critical in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and we continue to encourage all states to pursue vote-by-mail and no-excuse absentee voting to ensure that all eligible voters who want to cast a ballot have the means and ability to do so.”