The right to vote is a fundamental aspect of our democracy. Wisconsin should be finding ways to ensure that every person eligible to vote has access to the ballot. AJR 78 & SJR 73 work against this goal by proposing a constitutional amendment that would bake our discriminatory voter ID law into the Wisconsin constitution. This would disproportionately impact voters of color, transgender voters, voters with disabilities, and low-income voters.
AJR 78 was introduced on September 29, 2023, and referred to the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections. It is available to be scheduled for a public hearing. SJR 73 was introduced on September 29, 2023, and referred to the Senate Committee on Shared Revenue, Elections and Consumer Protection. A joint public hearing was held on October 24, 2023. AJR 78 passed out of committee on October 31, 2023. SJR 73 passed out of committee on November 2, 2023. SJR 78 passed the Senate on November 7, 2023. It passed the Assembly on November 9, 2023.
This is the first consideration of this proposed constitutional amendment. To be placed on the ballot, it will first need to also pass the Assembly and the Senate in the 2025-2026 legislative session. After that, it would be placed on the ballot of the next statewide election.
Ask your legislators to oppose AJR 78 & SJR 73.
|Senate Committee on Shared Revenue, Elections, and Consumer Protection||Passed|
|Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections||Passed|
Full Vote Data
|Legislator||District||Bill Vote||Conservation Vote|
|Ballweg, Joan A.||SD14||Yea|
|Hesselbein, Dianne Helen||SD27||Nay|