Wisconsin Election Commission

Wisconsin Spotlight’s M.D. Kittle: Ending WEC

“A conservative government reform group is calling on the troubled Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) to be abolished ‘and its authority reassigned to an elected official who is directly accountable to voters.’

Said elected official would be Wisconsin’s Secretary of State.

In a new policy paper the Institute for Reforming Government (IRG) lays out the myriad problems WEC has had complying with election laws and its failure to act as a truly nonpartisan regulator.

‘This has left many to wonder whether it can manage our elections with the integrity necessary to satisfy the legitimate expectations of our fellow Wisconsinites,’ IRG states in the policy reform report. ‘In 33 of our sister states, citizens who have such concerns can hold top elections officials accountable by voting them out of office. Here in Wisconsin, however, our top elections officials (the unelected, partisan members of the WEC) are insulated from direct, democratic accountability.'”

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