Failed to pass both houses, will not become law this session

This bill would dissolve the bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commissions (WEC) – the entity responsible for election administration in the state– and require the Secretary of State to assume the duties of the commission. The bill would also further centralize power in the state legislature by requiring approval by the legislature’s standing committees on elections before the Secretary of State could take any action regard to election administration. 

The WEC was established by Republican lawmakers in 2015 to replace the Government Accountability Board (GAB). It is designed to be bipartisan, with a 3-3 split of Democratic and Republican-appointed commissioners tasked with ensuring Wisconsin’s election system runs smoothly. Nonpartisan WEC staff led by an administrator act at the direction of the commission.

Dismantling the WEC would hurt Wisconsin democracy and Wisconsinites’ faith in our elections.




Representatives Bodden, Gustafson, Goeben, Rettinger, Binsfeld, Maxey, Hurd, Michalski, Schmidt, Johnson





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