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  • October 05, 2022

    Election Law Updates With City Attorney Mike Haas

    Understanding Wisconsin's election laws with Madison City Attorney Mike Haas.

    Oct. 5, 2022 – Madison City Attorney Mike Haas has been busy this year advising city officials on changes in election law by recent state and federal court decisions. In one decision, Teigen v. WEC, the Wisconsin Supreme Court set strict limits on the use of ballot drop boxes.

    “Communities around the state will need to adjust to the court decisions and make sure that only drop boxes are supervised are being used for the return of ballots,” Haas said.

    Before becoming Madison City Attorney, Haas served as counsel to the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC). He also served as the elections administrator for the Government Accountability Board, the predecessor to the WEC.

    Haas will be a presenter at two upcoming seminars presented by the State Bar of Wisconsin: an elections law CLE on Oct. 12 (held at the State Bar Center) and the annual Wisconsin Solo and Small-Firm Conference (WSSFC) on Oct. 27-29 (held at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells), and virtually on Nov. 14-16, 2022.

    At both seminars, Haas will discuss the implications of the Teigen decision and the Carey v. WEC decision. In Carey, a federal judge ruled that under the Voting Rights Act, disabled voters in Wisconsin are entitled to assistance in casting their ballots.

    Registration is included for Ultimate Pass Gold subscribers; Ultimate Pass Silver subscribers will receive a substantial discount. Ultimate Pass FAQs.

    Attendees will receive to 8.5 CLE and 6.0 EPR credits by viewing complimentary webcast replays in November and December.

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