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Fair Elections Wisconsin is an independent organization working for elections that are accurate, fair, well administered, transparent, and convenient for voters. The process of voting should balance access and integrity, and should be as open as possible while maintaining ballot secrecy. Voting is the foundation of democracy and deserves a high priority among citizens and government. It is critical that there be a strong public trust concerning election procedures, and trust depends upon active citizens holding accountable legislators, administrators, and manufacturers.
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92 Published Letters to the Editor written by members, reverse chronological order
2 letters in 2017
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 22, 2017, Authority of Election Commission
Isthmus, January 12, 2017, about elimination of Special Registration Deputies
5 letters in 2016
Capital Times, April 20, 2016, Absentee ballot rule could disenfranchise voters
Wisconsin State Journal, April 17, 2016, Expand types of ID used for voting
Wisconsin State Journal, April 15, 2016, Voter ID law singled out students
New York Times, April 5, 2016, Is a new voting rights law needed?
Isthmus January 21, 2016, Get Out the vote
14 Letters in 2015 (total of 85 since 2005)
Capital Times online, December 15, 2015, Blame legislators, not UW, for making student voting onerous
Racine Journal Times, December 11, 2015, Walker's reasons for dismantling of GAB are suspect. and Wisconsin State Journal
Chippewa Herald, November 19, 2015, Learn the facts about state's GAB
Vernon County Broadcaster, November 19, 2015, Nerison's comment included disproven allegation.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 7, 2015, Blame legislators, not UW
Isthmus, November 6, 2015, Student voting hurdles
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 1, 2015, GAB audits were done.
Wisconsin State Journal, October 28, 2015, Don't compromise voter registration.
Tomah Journal, October 27, 2015, Brooks' column mangles the facts.
Capital Times, July 15, 2015, same letter as below, in favor of AB-153.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 12, 2015, letter against secret caucuses, and for AB-153.
4 Letters in 2014, (total of 71 since 2005)
Wisconsin State Journal, July 31, 2014, letter about GAB openness and legislative secrecy
Wisconsin State Journal, March 9, 2014, against SB-267, which requires all registrants to show proof of residence.
5 Letters in 2013 (total of 67 since 2005)
Wisconsin State Journal, November 12, 2013, against AB-54, which eliminates weekend early voting.
Wisconsin State Journal, August 25, 2013, on Lazich's column on redistricting
Wisconsin State Journal, May 31, 2013, on the Stone bill, explaining draw downs
Wisconsin State Journal, April 16, 2013, deadline for absentee ballots
Wisconsin State Journal January 15, 2013, asking for public hearings on all bills, even from minority party.
10 letters in 2012 (total of 62 since 2005)
Capital Times online, Nov. 1, 2012, modernize voter registration
Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 1, 2012, modernize voter registration
Wisconsin State Journal, August 26, 2012, letter highlighting a new report showing voter impersonation is miniscule. "Combating nonexistent in-person voter fraud is not the real reason why some people want to require photo IDs at the polls."
Wisconsin State Journal, October 10, 2012, letter describing how legislature has made registration harder.
Isthmus, June 21, 2012, letter describing "open registration", in response to article about students not being able to register,
Isthmus, March 1, 2012, letter expressing concern over ballot shortages
Wisconsin State Journal, printed on January 5, 2012, letter by Shirley Haidinger, refuting phony fraud claims.
7 letters in 2011 (total of 52 since 2005)
Capital Times, Oct 16,2011 online guest column, Better Notice needed when polling locations change
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 23, 2011, Solving multiple problems by ending the secret ballot (facetious)
Wis State Journal, April 14, 2011, listing all the flaws in counting votes
Madison Newspapers online version - March 29, 2011 - Support bill to open caucuses
Wisconsin State Journal, January 18, 2011, against bill requiring voters to sow DOT or military ID.
Capitol Times, January 14, 2011,online version, about costs of bills for photo ID and ending EDR
Wisconsin State Journal, Wednesday, January 12, 2011, about costs of bills for photo ID and ending election day registration.
5 letters in 2010 (total of 45 since 2005)
Wisconsin State Journal, August 22, 2010, Kristen Zehner urges people to get involved
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 19, 2010, security of election management systems
Capital Times online, April 9. 2010, establish study committee to look at election calendar
6 letters in 2009 (total of 40 since 2005)
Capital Times online, August 14 2009 in favor of online registration.
Capital Times, July 7, 2009, Security of early voting
Isthmus, April 24, 2009, Speak up now for hand-marked paper ballots
Wis. State Journal, March 30, 2009, Early voting - Keep hand-marked paper ballots
Capital Times, print version, March 4, 2009, online voter registration
Capital Times, online version, Feb. 25, 2009, Online voter registration
9 letters in 2008 (total of 34 since 2005)
Wisconsin State Journal, Sept 20, 2008, on Van Hollen suit
Capital Times, Sept 13, 2008, Vote Matching Process Unacceptable
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug 13, 2008, important technical limitations to matching
Wisconsin State Journal, Feb 22, 2008, Shirley Haidinger on improving the primary process
Wisconsin State Journal, Jan 21, 2008, summarizing flaws in Wis elections.
Capital Times, Jan 18, 2008, on freeing money to make polling places accessible.
6 letters in 2007 (total of 25 since 2005)
Capital Times, Dec 25, 2007, on need for reform of primaries and electoral college
Capital Times, Dec 7, 2007, on disenfranchising via a bogus felon list.
Wisconsin State Journal, August 21, 2007, requesting that the new GAB webcast their meetings.
Wis. State Journal, June 5, 2007, on the proposed ordinance to restrict the activities of pollworkers and staff of the clerk's office
Wis. State Journal and Capital Times March 6 & 7, 2007, on local campaign finance proposal
14 letters in 2006 (total of 19 since 2005)
Wisconsin State Journal, Dec 18, 2006, legislature should post all meetings on web
Wisconsin State Journal, Dec 11, 2006, Ethics bill should include a separate Election Administration Board
Wisconsin Public Radio, Nov 28, 2006, 90 second MP3, on having audits for all our elections
Capital Times, October 24, 2006, on the need for transparent recounts
Capital Times, October 5, 2006, on voting machine standards
WORT radio, October 2, 2006, 8 minute MP3 file on voting equipment and SB1
Capital Times September 9, 2006, on non-partisan election administration
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel September 20, 2006, on recounts
Wisconsin State Journal September 16, 2006, on Milwaukee's programming error
Capital Times, July 13, 2006, on manual recounts
Wisconsin State Journal, May 25, 2006, on the need for voting machine security
Capital Times, May 22, 2006, on an illegal and illogical recount
Oshkosh Northwestern, May 28, 2006, on voting machines
Wisconsin State Journal, April 13, 2006, guest column on manual recounts becoming extinct in Wisconsin
5 letters in 2005
Capital Times, June 15, 2005, on finding election errors
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 14, 2005, same as above
Wisconsin State Journal, May 10, 2005, on Photo ID and late ballots
Wisconsin State Journal, April 21, 2005, on Photo ID by Kristen Zehner
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