Why some Wisconsin residents with mental disabilities lose voting rights — and how they can restore them

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Thousands of Wisconsinites have been “adjudicated incompetent” to vote under state laws designed to protect mentally incapacitated people from having someone else fill out their ballot, Zhen Wang of Wisconsin Watch reports. Disability rights advocates and legal experts disagree over whether — and to what extent — certain people with mental disabilities should lose their voting rights. Originally published on April 3rd, 2023.

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