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Election Law in Wisconsin 2020

Product ID: CA2993D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Elect to stay informed

Wisconsinites will head to the polls multiple times in 2020. Election Law in Wisconsin 2020 will provide a thorough breakdown of how the state election process works, so you're better prepared for a busy election year.

From an overview of Wisconsin's felony disenfranchisement laws to a discussion on election security, this full-day program will cover a wide spectrum of topics that anyone can benefit from learning about—regardless of practice area. Presenters from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, the Legislative Reference Bureau, Legislative Council, and the Elections Research Center at UW-Madison will explain:

  • How state legislative and congressional district lines are drawn in Wisconsin
  • The history of the Electoral College
  • Recent legal developments regarding “faithless electors”
  • How the Wisconsin voter registration list is managed and updated
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Member $259.00

Non-Member $339.00

Credits

8 CLE

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Elect to stay informed

Wisconsinites will head to the polls multiple times in 2020. Election Law in Wisconsin 2020 will provide a thorough breakdown of how the state election process works, so you're better prepared for a busy election year.

From an overview of Wisconsin's felony disenfranchisement laws to a discussion on election security, this full-day program will cover a wide spectrum of topics that anyone can benefit from learning about—regardless of practice area. Presenters from the Wisconsin Elections Commission, the Legislative Reference Bureau, Legislative Council, and the Elections Research Center at UW-Madison will explain:

  • How state legislative and congressional district lines are drawn in Wisconsin
  • The history of the Electoral College
  • Recent legal developments regarding “faithless electors”
  • How the Wisconsin voter registration list is managed and updated
Read More ↓

Program Chair and Presenter:

Joseph T. Kreye
Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau
Madison

Presenters:

Katie Bender-Olson
Wisconsin Legislative Council
Madison

Barry C. Burden
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Madison

Staci Duros
Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau
Madison

Michael P. Gallagher
Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau
Madison

Michael R. Haas
Wisconsin Elections Commission
Madison

Peggy J. Hurley
Wisconsin Legislative Council
Madison

Nathan W. Judnic
Wisconsin Elections Commission
Madison

Erika K. Lunder
Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau
Madison

Meagan Wolfe, Administrator
Wisconsin Elections Commission
Madison

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Introduction to Wisconsin Election Law

Joseph T. Kreye

9:00 a.m. : Wisconsin’s Elections Administration Landscape

  • Outline of the legal and practical framework of Wisconsin elections
  • Tools for ensuring fair, secure, and accurate elections in Wisconsin

Michael R. Haas, Nathan W. Judnic

9:55 a.m. : Break

10:10 a.m. : Election Security and Foreign Intervention

  • Relevant legal framework and issues
  • Wisconsin efforts at the forefront of election security

Meagan Wolfe

11:05 a.m. : Online Voting

  • An overview of online voting
  • Potential benefits and risks
  • Where online voting is currently implemented

Staci Duros

12:00 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. : Census: Legal Issues Surrounding the Count

  • The U.S. Constitution’s requirement for a decennial census
  • Key court decisions regarding how the census count is conducted
  • The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Department of Commerce v. New York (2019)

Erika K. Lunder

1:50 p.m. : Redistricting – History & Procedure

  • How district lines for state legislative and congressional districts are drawn
  • Important judicial rulings about gerrymandering
  • Informal practices on recent redistricting cycles in Wisconsin

Barry C. Burden

2:40 p.m. : Break

2:55 p.m. : “Faithless Electors” and the National Popular Vote Initiative

  • A historical overview of the Electoral College
  • Recent legal developments relating to “faithless electors” and the National Popular Vote Initiative
  • Are efforts to address concerns regarding the Electoral College constitutional and are they likely to succeed?

Michael P. Gallagher

3:50 p.m. : Voter Registration – Maintaining the Voter Rolls

  • An overview of voter registration methods and requirements, including online registration, same day registration, and proof of residence
  • How the Wisconsin registration list is updated and managed
  • Recent litigation regarding “purges” of state voter registration lists

Felony Disenfranchisement in Wisconsin

  • How felons are disenfranchised and re-enfranchised
  • How felony disenfranchisement is monitored and enforced

Katie Bender-Olson, Peggy J. Hurley

4:40 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the Wisconsin election process
  • Hear unique perspectives on how elections may - or may not - be changing
  • Be aware of the most recent considerations and discussions on top election matters
  • Be prepared for the busy 2020 election year
  • Local government lawyers
  • Administrative lawyers
  • Civil rights and liberties lawyers
  • Constitutional lawyers
  • Any attorney interested in Wisconsin elections

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