Legislation being introduced at the Capitol would restore the ability of candidates to file physical campaign reports.
The state began using an electronic filing system for campaign finance reports earlier this year, which is now the only option available to candidates for the Legislature or statewide offices. State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) says it's very complex and he's worried it will discourage potential candidates who may have a hard time understanding the system.
Hansen is co-sponsoring legislation that would return the option of filing paper or electronic versions of campaign finance reports.
Officials with the Government Accountability Board have said staff is available to assist candidates who are having a hard time. Hansen says paper reports should be allowed, at least until the system is easier to understand.
If even one candidate is lost because the system is too complex, Hansen says that's too much.