March 22, 2024 at 12:15 p.m.

Vote No on Constitutional Amendments

Dear Editor, 

I’m voting no on both election-related constitutional amendment questions on April 2, and I urge other to do the same. No matter our race, background or zip code, Wisconsinites know that voting is a fundamental right yet a handful of politicians want to pass knee-jerk laws that affect the safety and security of our elections and will prevent voters from making their voices heard. 

The first constitutional amendment question, would limit critical funding for our elections without any plan to make sure election administrators have the tools they need. I support fully-funded and well-run elections. This change does not belong in our constitution.  If the legislature wants to make this change, they should work with the governor to do so in a way that provides for fully publicly funded elections.  

The second question would deprive our hardworking election officials from outside expertise and community support that help make our elections run smoothly and accurately. I trust my local election officials and want them to have the resources they need. Lots of volunteer organizations provide polling space, education, registration and poll support.  

These constitutional amendments could affect how long we wait in line to vote, how many polling locations are open and the speed of results. I care about these things in our elections, and I know many voters in Southwest Wisconsin agree.  

On April 2, we have the chance to come together and show that our votes matter and we care about our elections. Vote no on April 2.  Visit MyVote.Wi.Gov to view your ballot and find your polling place. 

Myra Enloe

Dodgeville, WI