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A citizen group filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) on Sept. 8, alleging the commission broke federal law by contracting an out-of-state vendor to maintain the state’s voter rolls.
In its complaint (pdf), the Wisconsin Voter Alliance is challenging the legality of a state law which permits the elections commission to contract with third parties to maintain the state’s centralized voter roll. The complaint seeks a declaration from the WEC finding that the state statute violates the 2002 federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA).
The complaint also asks the commission to declare that the database sharing with third parties and the parties’ uses of the database are legally unauthorized under federal law.
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