Election legislation roundup: Wisconsin State Senate

As of April 9, Ballotpedia has tracked six election-related bills in the Wisconsin State Senate since the beginning of the year. Of the six, Ballotpedia tracked one from April 3-9. Democrats sponsored the bill. The bill is below:   

  • WI SB144: Entering into an agreement among the states to elect the president of the United States by means of a national popular vote, click hyperlinked bill for sponsor information.
    • As introduced, this bill enters Wisconsin into agreement with the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

During the week of April 3-9, Ballotpedia tracked 41 Senate election-related bills nationally. As of April 9, Ballotpedia has tracked 921 Senate bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most Senate bills this year in the New York State Senate with 136, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest Senate bills in the Massachusetts State Senate with zero.

As of April 9, Ballotpedia has tracked 417 Senate bills in Democratic trifectas and 388 Senate 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 116 Senate bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control.

The Wisconsin Senate is scheduled to be in session from Jan. 3 to Dec. 31 this year. In 2022, Ballotpedia tracked 37 Senate bills related to election administration. Two of these bills passed both chambers and both were enacted into law. Wisconsin is a divided government, meaning neither party holds trifecta control.

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