Earlier this week, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed multiple election integrity bills that were created as a result of distrust in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. Six of them are headed to Governor Evers’ desk.
One of the bills, SB 203, would seek to curb ballot harvesting by allowing only family members, legal guardians, or designated voters to return a person’s absentee ballot. A person designated to return a ballot may only return two ballots for non-family members. The bill also prohibits anyone from being paid to return absentee ballots, and requires any event where a voter may return their absentee ballot in-person (like “Democracy in the Park”) to comply with existing early voting requirements.