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Senators Used Paper Ballots

According to JS Online, at least 126 times this year, Wisconsin Senate committees employed "increasingly controversial" paper or e-mail ballots without senators voicing their votes in open sessions.

"Totals compiled by the Senate's chief clerk at the Journal Sentinel's request show that the so-called polling ballots were used on 126 of 561 public-policy issues - or 22% of all items acted on by committees and sent to the full Senate for debate."

See the full article for more about the use of paper ballots and the controversy surrounding them.