WASHINGTON - Committee on House Administration Chairman Bryan Steil (WI-01) released a statement following Racine County, WI Circuit Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz's ruling that state law does not allow the use of mobile absentee voting sites in Wisconsin.  

"This ruling is a win for election integrity. As Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, I'm committed to increasing voters' confidence and stopping any attempts to weaponize election administration rules to tilt the scales in favor of any candidate or political party. The Racine mobile van was a blatant, partisan attempt to use Zuckerbucks to increase Democratic voter turnout. I applaud Judge Gasiorkiewicz's decision."


In August 2022, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a complaint against the Wisconsin Elections Commission regarding the City of Racine's use of a mobile voting van. The complaint claimed the voting van was in violation of state law. 

According to a report filed by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, the City of Racine purchased the absentee voting van using funds it received from the 2020 Center for Tech and Civic Life, a nonprofit funded by Mark Zuckerberg. Leading up to the primary election on August 9, 2022, the voting van visited 21 designated locations in high propensity democrat areas around the city for the purpose of early voting. 

On Monday, January 8, 2024 Racine County Circuit Court ruled that none of the election statutes in Wisconsin allow for the use of a mobile alternate absentee voting vehicle. The ruling can be found here.