Purge of Voter Rolls Put on Hold by Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Check Your Voter Registration Address


A Circuit Court judge in December ordered the state to remove from voter registration rolls more than 200,000 voters who may have moved from the address listed as their voting address. The judge also denied a petition from the League of Women Voters-Wisconsin that LWVWI be allowed to intervene in the lawsuit.

The state Attorney General on behalf of the Wisconsin Elections Commission appealed and on January 14 the state Court of Appeals put the voter rolls purge on hold temporarily while the case is under reviewClick here for a CBS news story on the appeals court decision. The state Supreme Court had earlier declined to take over the case pending Court of Appeals action. 


On December 17, LWVWI sued in federal court to put a stop to the purge of voter names. The elections commission had planned on purging the rolls after the 2020 elections instead of immediately, as the judge ordered.


LWVWI and LWV-Milwaukee County advise people to check their voter registration address at myvote.wi.gov and change it to their current address if necessary.


Click here for a statement from LWVWI and links to more information on the lawsuit and steps you can take.


A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about the court decision and appeals is here.

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