Wisconsin ordered to halt mailing ballots, may need to reprint 2 million

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled in a 4–3 decision to halt mailing of ballots as justices decide if the Green Party presidential ticket should be added. The Republican justices who make up the majority all supported the stay.

The Problem:

  • 2.3 million ballots may need to be redesigned, tested, printed.
  • 387,000 ballots have already been mailed to voters.

Counties don’t think they can pull this off:

If we do not send our file to the printer tomorrow, we will likely not be able to meet the statutory deadline.
— Jefferson County
If Milwaukee County is forced to stop printing, and begin designing, testing, and printing a new ballot, we will not be able to meet the state and federal deadlines.
— Milwaukee County
Wisconsin Supreme Court says mailing of absentee ballots should be halted while Green Party lawsuit is considered
The state Supreme Court told election officials Thursday that absentee ballots should not be mailed for now while the court determines whether the Green Party’s presidential ticket should be added.