Madison could receive $1.5M grant for operating safe, secure elections

Madison’s mayor and eight city council members have introduced a resolution to participate in the U.S. Alliance for Election Excellence and accept a $500,000 grant for 2023 and $1 million grant for 2024 from the Center for Tech & Civic Life (CTCL) to develop more resilient, trustworthy, and voter-centric election administration practices, according to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal.

During the 2020 election, the Chicago-based CTCL distributed more than $10 million in grants to about 214 municipalities, including Madison, in 39 of Wisconsin’s 70 counties.

Conservatives have criticized and challenged grants made in the 2020 election even though they were made to areas won by President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, and the Republican-led Legislature is trying to get a constitutional amendment on the April 4 ballot that would ban those types of grants.