October 23, 2012
City of Milwaukee Disregarded Ineligible Voter List on First Day of Early Voting
Felons voting, again?
State Election Watchdogs at the GAB Yet to Comment
[MILWAUKEE...] During early voting on Monday, Milwaukee election officials did not check newly registered voters against a department of corrections list of felons ineligible voters, the MacIver News Service has learned.
Moreover, the problem may be more widespread.
According to Wisconsin Statutes:The board shall provide to each municipal clerk a list prepared for use at each municipal clerk's office showing the name and address of each person whose name appears on the list provided by the department of corrections under s. 301.03 (20m) as ineligible to vote on the date of the election, whose address is located in the municipality, and whose name does not appear on the registration list for that municipality.
"I alerted officials at the Ziedler building that they were not in compliance with state law at 9:40am on Monday," an Milwaukee-based election observer told MNS. "They told me they never received a list from the GAB and appeared to make no effort to find one."Where are the UN election monitors when you need them? /sarc
The Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed an open records request to provide the names of all individuals who have cast absentee ballots in the City of Milwaukee for the November 6th general election.
“Outside City Hall yesterday, Mayor Barrett was posing for pictures with actress Ashley Judd. But inside, the City of Milwaukee was failing to use the state’s ineligible voter list for individuals registering and casting absentee ballots,” stated Nathan Conrad Communications Director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin.
“Mayor Barrett and his hand-picked director of the City of Milwaukee Election Commission, Neil Albrecht, have clearly dropped the ball. It is incumbent upon both Mr. Albrecht and Mayor Barrett to begin following standard procedures and protecting the integrity of the election process.