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Wisconsin GAB to the Press: “You may not contact (interview) voters when they are in line waiting to vote.”
“It is illegal and totally inappropriate for media or observers to be talking to voters who are still waiting in line to vote.”
Reports came through social media that a Milwaukee television station (TMJ4) interviewed people as they were waiting in line to vote on the evening of the June 5th 2012 recall election in Wisconsin. Furthermore, social media reports stated that the interviewer(s) asked people in line why they were going to vote when the press had already called the race for Scott Walker.
This is a link to a November 2, 2012 advisory for the press from GAB. Media Advisory: Covering Election Day 2012.
*Voters and poll observers should closely watch the press’ behavior at poll places and alert the local poll chief of any violation of the law by the media.
*The press should make themselves aware of Wisconsin law and anticipate that others will closely document their infractions of Wisconsin election law.
Frac Sand Mining Issues and Local Impacts - Menomonie, WI Saturday, Oct. 27, 1-4 PM
First Annual Meeting Event of
Save The Hills Alliance, Inc.
(Concerned Chippewa Citizens)
Saturday, October 27, 2012
E4710 County Road BB
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
of Mining Operations Will Be Discussed
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Brief Business Meeting
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Guest Speakers, Including Environmental Attorney, Glenn Stoddard; and
Special Video Short of Jim Tittle’s Upcoming Documentary, “The Price of Sand”
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Networking/Social Hour
This Meeting is Free and Open to the Public
Refreshments Will Be Served
Donations Gratefully Accepted
Please register by emailing:
Today Friday September 7th at noon we’re singing, again,
for free speech, for our friends who have been arrested and fined, for our rights and yours, for the rights of our children.
We’re singing because freedom of speech is absolutely fundamental to democracy. Without it we are no more than cogs in the machine—no voice, no power, no access.
See you at the square at Noon - near Lady Forward or inside the rotunda. Madison, WI.
WI Vote FAQ: What happens if a voter refuses to the sign the poll list?
If the voter refuses to sign the poll list, a ballot shall not be issued.
However, electors who have a disability that prevents them from physically being able to sign the poll list are exempt from this provision. If another person signed the voter’s registration form because the voter was unable to sign due to disability, the election inspector writes the word “exempt” on the signature line. If the voter is already registered but the voter claims to be unable to sign due to physical disability, and both inspectors concur, the inspectors shall enter the words “exempt by order of inspectors” on the signature line. If both inspectors do not waive the signature requirement, the voter shall be allowed to cast a ballot and the inspector or inspectors who did not waive the requirement shall challenge the ballot.
More at GAB FAQ