Election Cuts

posted Mar 20, 2017, 5:47 AM by Ryan Quinn
The six Wisconsin state election commissioners have sent a letter to state lawmakers saying Governor Scott Walker’s plan to cut staff positions at the state Elections Commission would significantly curtail the agency’s ability to provide vital and timely services to candidates, county and municipal election officials. 

The letter was sent to the Legislature’s joint budget-writing committee, and signed by all six state election commissioners, three Democrats and three Republicans. 

Walker’s proposal for the state’s next two-year budget calls for eliminating six position authorizations within the commission that have been funded with federal dollars. Walker’s office has said the cuts simply phase out unused positions.