CNOW Week of April 3, 2020
This week's notices:
- Support for April 2020 Special Session: Ensuring Safe Elections During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Support for April 2020 Special Session: Ensuring Safe Elections During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support an April 2020 Special Session as called for in Executive Order 73.
Every voter in Wisconsin has a right to have their ballots counted, but also to know that in the practice of exercising their constitutional rights, they are not exposing themselves, or anyone else, to a public health threat. Ensuring safe elections during a pandemic would be a challenge enough, but the ongoing and still uncertain guidelines for next Tuesday’s elections have made it nearly impossible for voters to navigate.
An April 2020 Special Session would allow legislators and the Governor to provide clear guidance to voters about how this election will proceed. Any legislation considered should allow voters the opportunity to vote from home by sending an absentee ballot to every registered voter, facilitate drop boxes for voters to safely deposit ballots, and move the date for in-person voting to a time when systems are in place to make sure that all voters can vote safely and local governments can handle the additional workload.
Conservation Notices of the Week (CNOW) announce the pro-conservation positions on issues before the senate, assembly and/or governor in the week ahead to state legislators. Others wishing to follow activities in the state legislature also receive CNOW, including legislative staff, conservation voters, and media. All of these issues are tracked on the Vote Tracker. Issues in the CNOW may appear in the Conservation Scorecard, to be released in the summer of 2020.