Democratic National Committee on Court Decision Ahead of Wisconsin Primary

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.”