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GOP Senator wants more partisan representation at polls

MADISON (WKOW) - Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) is seeking co-sponsors for a bill that would ensure that an equal number Republicans and Democrats have representation for each specific job at a polling location.

Its a measure Dane County Clerk Scott McConnell calls concerning, saying the polls should be a place where partisanship is not the goal.

The proposed legislation is one of eight election-related bills Sen. Lazich is currently circulating to the legislature for support.

Several of the other bills relate to voter activity.  One would allow concerned parties in a recount to object to election day registrations they believe are invalid, leaving it to the local canvassing board to decide whether or not to count those specific votes.

Another would require both poll workers and the Government Accountability Board to note what each voter used as proof of residence.


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