Election legislation roundup: Wisconsin State Assembly

As of March 12, Ballotpedia has tracked five election-related bills in the Wisconsin State Assembly since the beginning of the year. Of the five, Ballotpedia tracked one from March 6-12. Republicans sponsored the bill. The bill is:

  • WI AB93: Verifying citizenship of individuals on the official voter registration list and contents of operator’s licenses and identification cards (FE), Assembly Members Scott Allen (R), David Armstrong (R), Elijah Behnke (R), Amy Binsfeld (R), Janel Brandtjen (R), Robert Brooks (R), Barbara Dittrich (R), Cindi Duchow (R), James Edming (R), Chanz Green (R), Rick Gundrum (R), Joel Kitchens (R), Dan Knodl (R), Gae Magnafici (R), Tom Michalski (R), Clint Moses (R), David Murphy (R), Jeffrey Mursau (R), Adam Neylon (R), Jerry O’Connor (R), Nik Rettinger (R), Donna Rozar (R), Michael Schraa (R), Paul Tittl (R), and Ron Tusler (R) and Sens. Julian Bradley (R), Rachael Cabral-Guevara (R), Robert Cowles (R), Stephen Nass (R), Duey Stroebel (R), and Cory Tomczyk (R).

During the week of March 6-12, Ballotpedia tracked 45 House election-related bills nationally. As of March 12, Ballotpedia has tracked 990 House bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most House bills this year in the New York State Assembly with 135, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest House bills in Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania with zero.

As of March 12, Ballotpedia has tracked 557 House bills in Democratic trifectas and 335 House bills in Republican trifectas. A trifecta is when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. Ballotpedia has tracked 98 House bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control.  

The Wisconsin House is scheduled to be in session from Jan. 3 to Dec. 31 this year. In 2022, Ballotpedia tracked 45 House bills related to election administration. One of these bills passed both chambers and was enacted into law. Wisconsin is a divided government, meaning neither party holds trifecta control.

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