April 23, 2014

Strong start for absentee voting

Absentee balloting in Wisconsin for the upcoming November elections is off to a strong start.

The state Government Accountability Board says over 225,000 Wisconsinites have applied for absentee ballots for the November 6th elections. Of those, about 125,000 have been sent by mail and 100,000 were issued directly in local clerks’ offices.

GAB director Kevin Kennedy estimates that about 20 percent of ballots for the elections will be cast using the absentee process, which is about the same level as the last presidential election in 2008.

The in-person absentee voting period began on Monday of this week. It runs through next Friday at 5 p.m.