At least 90,000 absentee ballots had been issued by Wisconsin’s local election officials across Wisconsin for the June 5th recall election. A total of 68,000 absentee ballots were tracked for the May 8 recall primary.
The Government Accountability Board released the numbers on Wednesday. The Board’s director Kevin Kennedy says the numbers confirm anecdotal reports that there is strong interest in absentee voting.
The deadline for voters to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31. In-person absentee voting runs through 5 p.m. Friday, June 1. All absentee ballots must be postmarked by Election Day.