Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Walker's Voter Suppression efforts to show up in Election Performance Rankings in the Future.

Just for the record, I’m posting this story about where Wisconsin ranks in electoral performance and voting. There is no doubt that our high ranking this time around will fall, but how fast and how far is anybody’s guess. Thank god Scott Walker is putting in place much needed stricter election laws. 

Election Performance Watch: Placing 3rd in election performance was a warning sign people were losing faith in the system, requiring a second round of Republican changes? Didn't think so.
jsonline: Wisconsin came in 3rd place in 2012 for its election performance, behind North Dakota and Minnesota. Four years earlier, the Dairy State came in second. Mississippi came in last place in 2008 and 2012, with a ranking of 44% in the latest report.

Wisconsin ranked in 2nd place for voter turnout in 2012, just behind Minnesota. Both states had turnouts of well over 70%.
Online Registration Watch: We’ll see how long it takes for Wisconsin to jump onboard the online registration bandwagon, since Republicans seem wary of letting too many people vote.
The report spoke positively of online voter registration, saying that practice can make voter rolls more accurate and save taxpayer money.

13 states had online voter registration in 2012, up from 2 states four years earlier. Last week, Nebraska became the 20th state to allow the practice. The Wisconsin Assembly approved a bill last year that would have allowed online voter registration, but the state Senate did not take it up.
Waiting Times Watch:
Wisconsin's average wait time for voting; 8.2 minutes in 2012, ranking it 19th in that category. Florida had the longest wait time in 2012 — 45 minutes, a more than 16-minute increase compared with 2008.

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