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Suffrage at Seventeen: Wisconsin Should Pull the Lever

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Legislation would expand democracy and reduce confusion

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By Alyssa Birkeland, Current Staff

At least one vote was improperly cast during Wisconsin’s primary election. This wasn’t a case of voter fraud, though. It was a case of voter confusion.

You may have heard of “Suffrage at Seventeen,” and chances are you have bad information on it. It’s led to misconceptions across the state of Wisconsin, and that’s why one local 17-year-old erroneously voted on April 5. Continue reading

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