Wisconsin elections panel seeks clarity on deactivation

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission wants the state Legislature to get involved with a dispute that could result in 234,000 people being made unable to vote.

The commission voted 5-1 Monday to ask that the Republican-controlled Legislature provide guidance for when voters who may have moved should be deactivated from voter rolls.

The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a lawsuit last month alleging that the commission is not removing the potential movers as quickly as it should. The lawsuit alleges they must be deactivated after 30 days after receiving notice from the state.

The commission currently plans to not remove anyone until after the April 2021 election because of problems that occurred in 2017 with people deactivated even though they had not moved.

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