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The purpose of this report by the Government Accountability Board (“Board” or “G.A.B.”) is to describe impediments to voting encountered by elderly voters and voters with disabilities who seek to participate in elections conducted in the State of Wisconsin.  This biennial report to the Legislature is required by §5.25(4)(d), Wisconsin Statutes.  The concept for this report originated as one of several recommendations made by the Legislative Council’s Special Committee to Review the Election Process.  The Special Committee was established in 1998.  This recommendation, along with several other election initiatives recommended by the Special Committee and the former State Elections Board, was enacted into law by 1999 Wisconsin Act 182.

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