Communities should have the right to expand participation in their local democratic processes. State and federal governments should be the floor and not the ceiling for what local decision making looks like – whether that’s expanding the freedom to vote, protecting drinking water, or fighting climate change. AJR 76 & SJR 71 work against this principle by proposing a constitutional amendment that would prevent Wisconsin communities from allowing noncitizens to vote in local elections.
AJR 76 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 71 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 76 passed out of committee on October 31, 2023. SJR 76 passed out of committee on November 2, 2023. SJR passed the Senate on November 7, 2023, and passed the Assembly on November 9, 2023.
Because this was the second consideration of this proposed constitutional amendment, it will now be placed on the ballot of the November 2024 statewide election.
Vote against this constitutional amendment in November 2024.
|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|